The Scintilla Method

A four-step plan to build a thriving creative life

Build Your Habitat

Create a habitat for your goals within your physical space and your weekly routine. Given them the food, water, and shelter they need to thrive.

Creativity on the Go

Take Your Creativity on the Go, Part 2 Creativity isn't something you have to leave at home. This is something that Brian McCray knows very well.  As an artist, he brings his roll of art supplies with him.  He has found a way to bring his creativity on the go, and you...

Art Supplies to Take on the Go

Everybody's creative space looks a little bit different. For some, that space is as small as a roll-up pencil case and a sketch pad. Brian McCray is an artist and graphic designer keenly aware of the benefits of working whenever and wherever inspiration or necessity...

Keep out poachers

Some things have a right to your time, space, and attention. Other things are trespassing, and they will hunt your creativity to extinction if you let them.  Know the difference and enforce it.

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Push the snowball

Live and work within your habitat by setting incremental goals and building on your successes.

How to Write a Song: A 10-Step Process

Writing a song doesn't have to be guesswork!  I'm sharing with you a concrete and hands-on method, so it's a great way for first-time songwriters to get a handle on songwriting.  After all, art shouldn't always be guesswork.  This comes "Popular Lyric Writing," by...

Wrapping Up NaNoWriMo

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...

How to (NOT) Fail at NaNoWriMo in 4 Days

That's right, I failed at NaNoWriMo.  In four days.  World record?  Probably not, but still pathetic. How did I do it?  Simple!  I just let myself get blocked. You don't have to follow my example, though.  Here are four ways to NOT fail at NaNoWriMo! How to (NOT) Fail...

Recycle

Grow your future projects in the rich loam of your past failures and successes. Be intentional about the entire life cycle of a project, from idea to closure.

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