Would you love to be creative but struggle to get going?

Is your job sucking the life out of you and you want to do something creative and fulfilling?

If you could afford it would you love to give up your job and just be creative?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above then congratulations – you have come to the right website.

Gentle Warrior Cali Bird

About Gentle Warrior

My name is Cali Bird and I help people find the time and courage to be creative alongside other things that you have to do (like work or take care of your family!)  I’m guessing that you don’t have a trust fund or lots of servants so you are going to have to keep working and/or looking after your family while scratching that creative itch. I love to help people find ways that they can do their creative projects in realistic bite-size chunks that fit around the other things they have to do in life.

If you want to write, or make music, or make art, jewellery or crafts (or whatever floats your creative boat) it is easy to get caught up in “will I make money from it?” or “am I good enough?” or “I’m too old to do that”.

Forget all of that rubbish.  Get on and create in the best way that you can just for the sheer joy of doing it.

Next Steps…

If this sounds like just what you were looking for then here are some options for you:

    • Sign up in the box at the top of the page for my free Stop Procrastinating, Start Creating mini course. You’ll get some great tips to help you bust through your fears and get creating now.
    • Scroll down and have a read of some recent blogs.
    • Connect with me on Facebook and Twitter by using buttons below. I post daily inspiration and articles about creativity.


7 books that have defined my creative process

Isn’t it wonderful how a book can change your life! Today I have written about the books that have had the most influence on enabling me to live a creative life. Some are specifically about writing and others are about creativity in general. The common thread that...

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How to cope with rejection and keep creating

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you make art of any kind and try to put it out to the world, you will face rejection. People will say No to your work in all kinds of different ways and you will have to learn how to cope with rejection. Your stories will...

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The best two word advice I’ve ever heard

Are you waiting to be noticed? Are you waiting to be invited to speak at a show that is on your list of goals? Are you waiting for a publisher to phone you because they want to make your blog into a book? Are you waiting to be invited to play a gig at a celebrated...

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Should we keep creating if there is a war brewing?

Apologies for the mournful subject matter. I figured that if I was pondering this question then other people might be too. It has been a grim few months. It seems that everything in the world is de-stabilising. Nationalism is growing. President Trump is acting like a...

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How to journal and is it worth the time?

You’re not sure how to journal and whether you should be doing it. You’ve read that other people journal and say it is a good way to come up with creative ideas. Julia Cameron in the book, The Artist’s Way says that you must do it every day, three pages long hand. But...

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How to return to art if you haven’t done it for a long time

You loved making art, you were good at it but you haven’t done it in a long time. Now you don’t know how to return to it and be an artist again. Your life has changed since then. Maybe you have children or parents that are growing older and need your help. You had to...

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