# The Creative Mind

Inside the chaotic, inspiring, and illuminating mentality of artists.

The Inherent Vice of Chasing Your Idols

The Inherent Vice of Chasing Your Idols

It’s about being an artist, being a human, and being alive.

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7 min read

Fall Out of Balance (In Order to Find It Again)

Fall Out of Balance (In Order to Find It Again)

In fact, mistakes are actually tools that lead you to where you need to be.

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4 min read

Is Time Running Out?

Is Time Running Out?

The countdown of my life was ticking louder and louder each day.

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5 min read

The Importance of Being Earnest (About Movies You Hate)

The Importance of Being Earnest (About Movies You Hate)

Forget pressure—it felt taboo to dislike anything.

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7 min read

On Autopilot

On Autopilot

The half-written page in front of my eyes turns to black and mocks me like a childhood bully who knows just the right pairing of words to scar me for an entire summer.

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3 min read

Ever-Moving Goalposts

Ever-Moving Goalposts

For the briefest of moments, I thought I’d made it. I was so proud of my achievements. Of course, the joy didn’t last forever.

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5 min read

Failing Forward

Failing Forward

It’s endless. And constant. You hear "No" way more than "Yes."

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5 min read

24 Hacks for Focusing on Writing

24 Hacks for Focusing on Writing

Erica Davis spills the beans on the quick and dirty hacks that help her focus when writing.

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1 min read

The Artists are Going on Strike

The Artists are Going on Strike

Everything is madness, and we can’t help you anymore.

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2 min read

Balancing Art and Ambition

Balancing Art and Ambition

Can you fully unlock your imagination if your mind is obsessed with success?

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5 min read

The Art of Sports and the Sport of Arts

The Art of Sports and the Sport of Arts

Did you catch that? “Mediocrity is … unacceptable.” And if this were the case, or the perception in 1873, how much more does this apply today?

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9 min read

I Kind of Don't Hate Revising Anymore

I Kind of Don't Hate Revising Anymore

After three decades of dreading revision, writer and editor Erica Davis reveals how she came to kind of not hate revision since receiving her ADHD-Inattentive diagnosis.

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1 min read

Dear Diary: A Return to Journaling

Dear Diary: A Return to Journaling

It was an act of opening my heart in rebellion against total social isolation. It began as a personal exercise, an uncensored lovefest only I would see.

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5 min read

#AuthorsLife: The Unbearable Weight of Marketing on Social Media

#AuthorsLife: The Unbearable Weight of Marketing on Social Media

I had to pause and think critically about how I’d gotten here, and where I wanted to go moving forward.

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5 min read

On Becoming the Myth

On Becoming the Myth

I took a pickaxe to the wall of the well and climbed out, slowly, to find the voice I always had but never listened to.

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4 min read
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