The Scintilla Method

It’s not rocket science – it’s ecology

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.

Flash Fiction with Friends: Sad Bananas

Here's a great way to sharpen your writing skills, hang out with friends, and boost your creativity all at the same time - it's called Flash Fiction with Friends! The game works like this: you and your friends each have 30 minutes to write a story from a randomly...

5 Things Co-Authors Need to Know

How You and Your Co-author Can Work Together Effectively Working with a co-author provides opportunities that working alone can never match.  There's twice the energy and the inspiration.  Your partner provides built-in accountability.  You can even converse in...

Creative Writing on WordPress

How a Career Writer used Wordpress to Find Her Voice We at The Spare Room Project are proud to release our second artist interview feature, and this one's for writers. Courtney's writing blends prose and poetry to explore themes of life, love, Godliness, and optimism....

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: Some Practical Advice

How to Write a Song: Some Practical Advice

Accomplishing a creative challenge like writing 14 songs in 28 days doesn’t happen out of nothing.  I’ve needed some advice and some inspiration over the last few weeks of February Album Writing Month.  Here are three resources that taught me a lot about how to write...

Go Take Pictures: What to do on a Photo Excursion

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...

Win in more than one way

Make the most of your limited resources, even outside the creative habitat. Apply multiple goals to your everyday and creative projects.

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