I’m a writer, editor, crafter and speaker. Through Mighty Ugly I help people and groups battle the demons that hold back their creativity so they can have (more) fun making stuff and doing big things. Indeed, I’ve written a book about this, due out in late August 2014. I’m fascinated by creativity, crafts, publishing, and varied topics related to independent business and practice in these realms.
Mighty Ugly. It’s a creativity exercise, and also a book. In person, I help people and groups cozy up to the scary things that hold us back. The book is a handbook for vanquishing creative demons, filled with essays, interviews, quotes, resources and exercises. I lead in-person workshops, speak to groups of all sizes, and generally wave my arms around encouraging people to make stuff, even if it’s ugly (especially if it’s ugly). I also work as a freelance editor, mainly with self-publishers.
In Vancouver, Canada. I do most of my work online and with clients I rarely, if ever, see in person. But I’m also involved with the crafts and maker communities here in Vancouver, and was a founding board member of the Vancouver Maker Foundation.