hilary gan, author
what is the bluebird manifesto?
live a creative life—sustainably
This site is a guide to building a realistic creative practice. It’s true that we may never be the kind of artists who create worldwide bestsellers or platinum albums, but it’s also true that we can make a living as artists and build a life that centers around our creative selves. It’s possible to balance our discipline with inspiration, our everyday lives with our imaginative ones, and our realities with our dreams. It’s possible to let our bluebirds out.
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bluebird manifesto: the ebook
A writer's guide to living an artistic life, sustainably. Some helpful exercises, advice on how to apply the concept of deliberate practice to writing, and four central tenets will guide you through shaping your artistic and creative life around the demands of everyday life--without sacrificing your authenticity.
How the Writing Life Has Changed and Not Changed
Make your goals effort-based, not result-based
I promise it's NOT "find a way to do it anyway"
Overcome your blocks with self-knowledge
Breaks aren't quitting as long as you come back eventually