So many of my employed friends daydream about freelancing, especially as a creative professional. From the outside it must seems like the ideal life, to work in a field that you love, in your own time and your own space. Working from home or a café, on interesting creative projects, and taking the … [Read more...]
Creative Plus Business Content
Sometimes the creative business life could do with a bit of a kick. We need information about what's happening in our world, or maybe we need a confidence injection from finding out about the life of another creative entrepreneur. Here we feature regular articles that explore in more depth issues of relevance to creative freelancers, as well as blog postings and videos about how to make this crazy life work.
I love travelling. I love everything about it, but a particularly delicious part is that magical moment when I decide where I want to go. As soon as the destination presents itself, whether for work or for pleasure, I start breaking down the journey. How will I get there? What are the dates of my … [Read more...]
When my daughter Grace was about eleven she was part of her school’s dance troupe, and was performing in a local festival. She had complained of feeling ill that day but insisted on going to the show. Her dance teacher had no time for a young girl’s sick tummy, and she made it clear that … [Read more...]
"I have written 11 books but each time I think ‘Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’" Maya Angelou In 1978, psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes wrote for the first time about the Impostor Phenomenon. They had … [Read more...]
In August 2019 Monica appeared in the Arts Northern Rivers SOAPBOX newsletter, ranting about being creative, being valued, and our contribution to the economy - particularly in the regions. We reproduce it here for your reading pleasure! I have always been immersed in the value of … [Read more...]
Wearing multiple professional ‘hats’ is the way that most creatives survive in self-employment. It’s the ‘slashie’ phenomenon – actor / model / writer / director / designer… the more ‘hats’ you can wear, the more ways you have of making money, and the more likely you are to survive. It … [Read more...]