Hi, I’m Louise.

As a multi-passionate creative, I have spent my entire adult life avoiding traditional employment and trying to make a living off of my art. In various ways, and with various degrees of success.

Here, I talk about everything I've learned along the way: About writing and art making. About figuring yourself out, finding your creative passion, and practicing a craft. Dealing with perfectionism, fears, and overwhelm. Making a living on your creativity in sustainable ways. Staying sane and productive among stress and disctractions. And much, much more.

In my monthly newsletters, I share updates and insights from my own creative practice, along with my most recent read-, watch- and listening recommendations.

I also write essays, make videos, and create workshops and courses on the topics of creativity, art and writing.

In order to make this space the value-packed, inspirational, and nurturing community I want it to be, I'm entirely dependent on you. Confessions of a Terrified Creative is a reader-supported publication. And although a lot of what I publish will be available to everyone, some of it will be behind a paywall.

Why pay for a subscription?

1. You'll get more from me.

Some of my writings (and sometimes audio or videos) are only for paying subscribers, such as my advice column and my guides/tutorials. As a paying subscriber, you'll also be invited to exclusive Q&As and be able to submit questions for the advice column. And, you'll get access to the entire archive of newsletters. (Free subscribers can only read the latest two.)

2. You'll get a community.

Paying subscribers have access to the comment section under all of my writings, and to occasional discussion threads where we support and inspire each other, share tips and resources, and make friends.

3. You'll support me and my work.

I believe that creative work has value, and that we creatives should be able to make a decent living on our art. By becoming a paid subscriber, you help make that a reality. The more of you who pitch in, the more time and attention I can dedicate to this space, and to serving you as well as I possibly could. And it's only $5 a month - the equivalent of buying me a fancy coffee. 🥰

However. I know that paying for a subscription isn't for everyone. If you're not able to, I completely understand and respect that. You already mean so much to me just by being here. 🖤

You can always try it out with a free trial. And if you would like a paid subscription but can't afford one right now, reach out to me and I will gift you one.

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