Why I changed my mind about Twitter

Since I stopped blogging I’ve really fallen in love with Twitter. Firstly, it was for the networking opportunities. In the business I’m in (photography & design), networking is one of the most essential ingredients to success: your contacts are the people you rely on to make things happen. Continue reading Why I changed my mind about Twitter

Why You Should Collaborate With A Fellow Artist

typewriterFor years, my ambition has been to write a book. I have participated in a number of NaNoWriMo’s and started over a dozen books, only ever finishing one. Sometimes, it can be draining to try but to no avail. When you’ve tried (and failed) so many times, your enthusiasm can begin to deteriorate.

Recently, my best friend came to me with the idea of collaborating on a novel or book. I had always wanted to write a collaborative book but, naturally, I was skeptical. I work well on my own: I know what I want and how I do things and I proved before that my systems work, however unreliably.

Despite this, I was still enthusiastic about the idea of working with someone else. Not long into our project, I can already tell you that collaborating with another person (no matter what your art is) is a great way to find your muse (remember when mine went missing?)

Here are three of the reasons I’ve found so far:

Creative Differences

At first, I thought it would be more difficult to work with someone who wrote in a different genre, tense, and person to me; someone who’s style was miles from my own. Despite my initial thoughts, these creative differences give us both the potential to stretch and challenge ourselves, therefore bettering our writing and our story. Continue reading Why You Should Collaborate With A Fellow Artist