Posts by Devani Alderson

Daily Creative Prompts and Challenges ~ Coffee Break

Want daily creative prompts? This year we’ve hosted three challenges in our community, and they’ve been a blast! And… We’re hosting another one in May! We’ve been so inspired with the creativity, art, writing, and community that is growing from these challenges! Several of our members have inquired about details. Conversation Topic: Creative 30-day challenges…

Printful Review: Pros and Cons – Audio Article

Updated 4/13/19: This Printful review will cover the pros and cons we’ve found in using Printful’s custom design platform. You’ll find screenshots and video as well toward providing a comprehensive review of this print-on-demand (POD) service. Creative branded products using your art and creativity is one way to generate revenue as a creator. We have tons…

Writing Coach, Entrepreneur, Author – Lisa Tener

Our guest today is an award-winning book writing coach, publishing coach, author and international speaker on writing and publishing. Lisa Tener assists writers in all aspects of the writing process and has coached clients to 5 and 6-figure book deals. Lisa’s clients have gone on to partner with over a dozen publishers, including HarperCollins, Simon…

Creating Space ~ Coffee Break

Space… the final frontier. *Cue the music!* Star Trek had it so right.  In fact, The Final Frontier speech has a new inspiring twist when listening to it from the angle of exploring creativity: “Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out…

Your Strengths are Waiting ~ Audio Article

Each day you’re building creative habits that strengthen your artistic muscles… that stimulate synapsing in the creative areas of your brain. Most of your strengths can also be your weaknesses and vice versa. You know how it goes. An extrovert can be a too boisterous, an introvert can be non-communicative, leading to relationship breakdowns or…

Historically Inspired Fiction Novelist – Padma Venkatraman

Our guest today is an Award-winning American author, Padma Venkatraman, who has worked as a chief scientist on oceanographic ships, spent time under the sea, directed a school, and lived in 5 countries. The Padma has 4 published novels, 3 of which have won several national and international awards.  Padama gives keynote addresses, speaks on…

Freedom Quotes to Inspire You to Create ~ Audio Article

We were inspired to collect freedom quotes to share with you in celebration of the fact that we have the artistic freedom to create anything, anytime, anywhere, (for the most part). Free to Create It is human destiny to create… to be co-creators of art, industry and of life itself. From the art we make,…

Have Creative Prompt Ideas? ~ Coffee Break

Welcome to another Coffee Break! We’re brainstorming creative prompt ideas and would love to hear yours.We’re excited about a new project that’s brewing and would love your thoughts, input, and ideas. Between January-March we hosted three creative challenges that have been a hit in the iCreateDaily community.  Even though we’re not going to have a challenge…

Episode 243: Why You Need a Writing Coach with Laura Franzini

Before the Editor… All writers understand the need for an editor. But most never consider a writing coach. A writing coach can mean the difference in the success of a book, and can also save thousands of dollars in editing fees. We had a lot of fun learning from today’s guest. The conversation included a…

Episode 242: Conduit of Creativity – Coffee Break

Conduit of Creativity We are all conduits of creativity. We pluck ideas from the ethers, or the ideas float by like invisible clouds. Through effort, crafting, and refinement we usher the idea into the world. In this Coffee Break, we talk about the process of bringing ideas to life and cultivating our own flow state.  The…

Episode 241: Setting Goals Through the Lens of a Day ~ Audio Article

The Harvard Goals Study Myth There’s an unproven urban legend citing a 1979 Harvard MBA study on goal setting that says that 83% of graduate students do not do goal setting. This oft-cited study is as yet apparently unfound and mimics an identical one supposedly published by Yale in 1953, also as yet undiscovered in…

Episode 240: Discover Yourself – The Era of Choosing ~ Audio Article

This is not the era of being discovered. Now is the time to for choosing yourself.… to discover what ignites you and invokes your creativity. This is also the time in history when you have the freedom of opportunity to choose yourself. Choose Yourself We first heard the term “Choose Yourself” from the book of that…

Episode 239: Mind Power Supersedes Willpower ~ Audio Article

Mind power is vastly stronger than will power. Hmm.. but how are they different? Isn’t will power the same as mind power, and if not what is the difference between the power of mind and the power of will? Research has shown that willpower is depleted throughout the day, as we grow tired, or as we…

Episode 238: 4 Simple Steps to Achieve Your Goals ~ Audio Article

This article will be short and simple so that you can get on with your goals. Success is not a mystery. Success is simply following proven steps to achieve your goals. Many creatives say they work best when they have some sort of support network. When you associate with others who are somewhere along the…

Episode 237: Business Coach – Fabienne Raphael

Today’s podcast is a shorter interview with former elite athlete and physical therapist, Fabienne Raphaël. Fabienne is a speaker, podcaster, and business coach helping others earn while doing work they love. Fabienne’s coaching helps people craft and develop their skills into highly paid purpose-driven coaching programs and businesses. Fabienne has been featured in Forbes, ABC,…