Creativity's Workshop

Taming and Training Your Creativity to Write Abundantly

2 Year Milestone: A Survey and Giveaway!


A little girl throwing confetti in the air

It was on this day two years ago that I posted my very first article on this blog. It was entitled The Need for Creativity.

Since then I’ve had a wonderful ride, and a couple of bumps along the way (including a hiatus earlier this year for health and wedding reasons).

I have made some wonderful friends through this blog, and look forward to making many more as my journey continues.

I want to thank you for reading my posts and commenting. Your time and attention is very precious. I appreciate you spending some of it on my blog.

I’ve got some exciting improvements in the pipeline, some of which I’ve already mentioned.

One improvement I’m toying with is the addition of a Resources section to my site, where I’ll collect together links to some of my favourite blogs and articles. I plan to group them according to subject (motivation, collecting ideas, writing drafts, editing, publishing tips etc.). If you have any thoughts or ideas about this, please let me know.

The Giveaway!

My e-book (Tips for Those Contemplating Insanity) is almost finished and for this coming week I’m giving away personalized pre-release copies of my e-book to those who participate in one of the two options below. (Once released, the e-book will be free, but in this giveaway you’ll get an advanced copy with your name and a message on it – just for you!)

My goal is to continue creating content which you find useful and entertaining. Your feedback is very important so please take a moment to do one (or both) of the following:

  • Leave a comment. Is there a post you’ve particularly enjoyed? What sort of things would you like to see more of on this blog?
  • Take this quick survey. (9 questions, all optional.)

Each person who comments and/or completes the survey, will receive an e-mail from me containing their personalized e-book. (Please comment below to let you know you’ve completed the survey as it is anonymous.)

I’m open to your suggestions. Your comments help me to improve.

And thank you again for reading.


Author: Jessica

I'm a writer who refuses to pin myself down to one genre, hopping from science-fiction and fantasy through to literary and even the odd western now and then. Check out what I've written at or follow me on Twitter @jessbaverstock.

24 thoughts on “2 Year Milestone: A Survey and Giveaway!

  1. I have only just stumbles across you blog but Congrats on getting this far and well done with your book!! 😀

  2. I really enjoyed the NaNoWriMo ‘guidance’. Having been my first time around I appreciated all the advice I got. Those posts were well rounded. I like that you had a post for planners and the less planned. Your formatting, frequent use of bold and bulleted lists, makes for easy reading; something that many overlook in their blogs. A resources page would be a nice addition. Whenever I see a blog I like I hope the author thinks enough like me to read blogs that I would enjoy too. Getting links to those blogs and websites is fantastic (especially when they’re categorized)!

  3. Nice to see you are considering new things. Sounds so interesting that I completed your survey. 🙂

  4. Jessica, I love your overall approach. Your idea to feature Creativity as a character who speaks is brilliant. You always seem to have a twist on creative topics that makes for interesting reading. I’m really excited about your Ebook!

  5. Good afternoon – Been reading you for awhile and am looking forward to your e-book. I did complete the survey. Best wishes.

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  7. Congrats on two years,Jessica,and for the e-book. Wow, that’s a lot of hard work on top of the novel writing and other stuff!

    Just love your stuff (and Creativity’s voice and contribution). So glad to have discovered you and the blog this year. Cheers!

  8. Has it really been two years? Wow. You’ve done an outstanding job. I don’t comment often, but it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy reading everything you post.

    I was so happy to hear about your wonderful new married life. Please give my best to your husband. You two have all my best wishes for a very long and happy marriage. 🙂

    I hadn’t been here for so long I had to re-create a wordpress identity. (long story) So in case you don’t recognize “joiegirl,” you also know me as MH.

    And yes, I completed the survey. (((big smiles)))

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  10. Wow! A Nano Win, 2 year blog anniversary AND an e-book…you’re an inspiration Jessica. Cheers!

  11. Hi Jessica,
    Congrats on everything, but most importantly, congratulations of picking up this blog up again despite the trials and distractions that necessitated your withdrawal from the blogosphere. It is often harder to return and rebuild something then to give up on it and start something new. I admire your perseverance… as always! 🙂
    I’ve completed the survey (in the nick of time). Hope it helps!

    • Thank you. 🙂

      I was a bit worried that restarting would be really hard, but was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I got back into the swing of things. The break actually gave me some perspective and space for new ideas.

      The hardest part was trying (and failing) not to care about the blog stats for the first few months. ‘Withdrawing from the blogosphere’ damages ones page views.

  12. *Evan belts in through door*

    Evan: [standing triumphantly] “TODAY IS SUNDAY!”

    Crowds of Onlookers: [with indignance] ” … ”

    Evan: “Which means I’m just in time to complete a Creativity’s Workshop survey and leave a comment!”

    Jessica: [seated behind a large desk, with dwindling stacks of of her new e-book resting discreetly beside her – she smiles widely] “Welcome!”

    Evan: [bounding up to said table] “Your blog is legendarily funny, most eminantly practical, and is super-enjoyable to read. Please bake moar poastz!”

    *Evan arrives eight feet before signing table before being up-ended onto his back by a large, stocky man wearing black n’ black everything.*

    Security: [with heavy Australian accent] “Back in line, mate. You want a book? You can bet ya’ Mum’s dingo you’re not going to get it jumpin’ the cue.”

    *Evan picks himself up and speaks with little enthusiasm*

    Evan: [trudging] “To the back of the line it is then.”

    • Evan! *Smiles widely* Welcome!

      Good news, there isn’t a line. My little brother is just over enthusiastic in his new roles as ‘security’ and is milking it for all it’s worth.

      Step forward and take your e-book, my lad!

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