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March 30,
2022

Journaling and the Creative Process

By
Paul Kiernan
This is a fast-paced world. Internet and smartphones, social media and business, everything moves quickly. You ask someone,  “how are you doing?” and most of the time, they answer “busy.” Heaven forgive you if you’re caught not being busy, if your calendar isn’t jam-packed with work and meetings, events, and commitments. If your weekend isn’t planned to the edges, who are you? One of the best things you can do to help your creative brain flourish is to slow down. Another great thing for the creative muscle is to observe. These two ideas, slowing down and observing, are what we will focus on in this article.
March 28,
2022

Sense Memory, Fuel for the Creative Engine

By
Paul Kiernan
From baked goods to sporting events, vacation spots to cars, marketers have been employing memory to catch the imaginations of potential customers and reel in new ones for centuries. It’s a great trick, and a good memory can pluck the emotional heartstrings and get someone to stop in their tracks and slip into a dreamy reverie. In that situation, they're ripe for the picking and susceptible to all kinds of marketing suggestions, tricks, and chicanery.
March 21,
2022

Getting Around Writer’s Block

By
Paul Kiernan
By definition, writer’s block is the temporary or lasting inability to put words on the page. It hits every writer at some time, even if for a few hours; however, it can extend into days or weeks. If the writer gets into a pattern or spiral, writer’s block can last for extended periods, even years. It’s the horrible feeling of staring at a blank page or screen and saying, “I got nothing.” All creatives experience writer’s block in some form or other.
March 16,
2022

How To Stop Comparing Yourself On Social Media

By
Paul Kiernan
Social media and the internet have raised the level of keeping up with the Joneses to an almost manic level. Trying to outdo, out buy, out own, out life those posting about their fabulous lives is not only crazy, but it’s also causing severe mental health issues for many people. And, that lot of people includes a huge steaming bunch of young people. So how do you stop comparing yourself on social media? Let’s first take a deeper look into how we got here in the first place.