Creativity's Workshop

Taming and Training Your Creativity to Write Abundantly


Reminder – Last Day for Giveaway!

Just a quick reminder that Sunday is the last day for the e-book giveaway. I’m sending out personalised copies of my new e-book to everyone who participates in the giveaway this week. This is the only opportunity you will have to see the e-book before its launch in January.

You just have to do one (or both) of the following:

  • Leave a comment. Which post did you particularly enjoy? What sort of things would you like to see more of on this blog?
  • Take this quick survey. (9 questions, all optional.)

If you have already participated in the giveaway but haven’t yet received your e-book, email me at  jessicabaverstock (AT) gmail (DOT) com  and let me know.

If you’ve had a chance to look at the book, please let me know what you think – especially if there are any areas you feel could be improved.


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Contemplating Insanity? Tip 3. Find a Little Solitude

A chair in a quiet spot, a woman in the bath and a man alone on the beach

The following post is an excerpt from my e-book entitled Tips for Those Contemplating Insanity. Please feel free to leave your thoughts and suggestions!

Alone time, otherwise known as Me Time, is essential for good mental health. It gives you the mental space to work through situations, regroup and prepare to jump back into the fray.

Find a place to be alone.

  • Curl up in a corner with a book
  • Take a bath
  • Go for a walk
  • Sit in a coffee shop
  • Drive to a park

Do something unhurried in a situation where you can hear yourself think. Take deep breaths. Allow your mind to wander uninterrupted.

Too Much of a Good Thing

There is such a thing as ‘too much alone time.’ You can always do these things with a friend. And don’t forget Tip 12. Hug a Loved One.

Would You Like a Copy of the E-book?

My e-book will be officially launched in January but this week only I’m giving away personalised copies of the e-book to those who participate in the Creativity’s Workshop survey. For more information, see Sunday’s post. Don’t miss out!

P.S. There are still some people who have participated in the survey but not commented on Sunday’s post to let me know. The survey is anonymous so I can’t send out the e-book unless you comment. Thanks to everyone who has participated so far!


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.