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I was a Voice Actor for a Day: Here’s What I Learned

“The Blueberry is pretty sensitive,” the audio engineer told me, adjusting the height of the little black microphone. “Keep it at about your chin so we can avoid harsh plosives.” Bare bulbs and wood paneling surrounded me, and my own voice was crisp through my...

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A Musician does Inktober 2017

I’m only kind of an artist. But I’ve learned before that artists are people who make art, not just people with great talent. So when Inktober 2017 came around this year, I decided to get on the bandwagon. Launching Scintilla Studio means I need a lot more visual...

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Go Take Pictures: What to do on a Photo Excursion

One of the simplest and most elusive truths about a creative lifestyle is that artists are the people who create art. Paul Simon summed up his decades of creative experience in his song "Hurricane Eye":  "You want to be a writer, but you don't know how or when?  Find...

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How to Fail Without Being a Failure

This post was originally published on The Spare Room Project. This goes out to the entrepreneurs who struggle to stay on top of things.  This is to the Type A's who go a little overboard with their commitments.  This is to anyone who feels like a failure because they...

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How to Be More Creative: 5 Tips to Increase Creativity

This post was originally published on The Spare Room Project. Creativity has 'muscles' and needs exercise to improve, just like regular muscles.  It isn't hard to get started, though!  You can start small, and you don't have to buy a creative 'home gym' in order to be...

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How to Make a Printable Christmas Card from Scratch

[et_bloom_locked optin_id=optin_2] Check your email for your link to the printable Christmas card! It will arrive once you confirm your email. Enjoy! [/et_bloom_locked] How to Make a Printable Christmas Card from Scratch Hand-made Christmas cards are one of the best...

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Life After NaNoWriMo: A Means to an End

You've just finished the colossal task of writing a novel in a month!  Congratulations!  After devoting so much of your time, energy, and determination to this adventure, you have a right to feel euphoric.  And maybe a little let down that it's all over. The word...

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Wrapping Up NaNoWriMo

*Disclaimer: This post contains referral links, denoted by an asterisk. With a week to go in NaNoWriMo, it's crunch time.  If you aren't where you expected or want to be in your novel journey, you'll need to start wrapping up NaNoWriMo.  It may take some gearing up to...

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5 Ways to Establish a Habit of Creativity

Do you want to establish a lasting habit of creativity?  There are five tips that can help form a habit.  It doesn't mean it'll be easy all of a sudden, but it will be more likely to stick! 5 Ways to Establish a Habit of Creativity Habits aren't easy to create.  It...

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