MarisaMohi.com is Officially on Hiatus

As of today, MarisaMohi.com is officially on hiatus. This isn’t forever, but it’s a much needed, just-for-awhile sort of thing. Photo by Tim MossholderFret not. This isn’t one of those things that’s the beginning of the end. I’m not stepping away just to fall off the face of the earth later. I just need a […]

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The Dangers of Bad Critiques

Today, I want to talk about bad critiques. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about whether or not I should share this, mostly because there’s a die hard community of people who think hatchet jobs are important, and I’d rather escape their radar. Original photo by Ana TavaresBut, ultimately, I’ve decided that my experience […]

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Where You Make Time

She overdone but she wants you think she’s effortless. Like a t-shirt and jeans. She’s not. She’s a complicated wrap dress coupled with various undergarments for shaping and girding. Original photo by Vitchakorn KoonyosyingShe loves social occasions and always bemoans your lack of attendance. Her texts are terse, the tone almost maternal. She thinks she’s […]

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Planners for Artists: Tools to Help You Track Your Productivity

There are tons of planners for artists out there. But if you’re the type to just run to the nearest office supply store, you definitely won’t find them. (Nothing against standard office supply stores. It’s just that there are some amazing planner companies out there, and they make products that lend themselves to that day […]

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Minimalism for Writers

I will never be one of those people that tells you to get rid of your stuff. But today I want to talk about minimalism for writers. Original photo by Jonny CaspariI know the topic of minimalism is tired and played out here in the blogosphere. I know you’re tired of hearing about the benefits […]

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Fighting the Afternoon Slump

It may still only be spring, but if officially feels like summer in Oklahoma. These warm afternoons bring on a serious afternoon slump, and it can be hard to fight it. NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Affiliate links provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products. Original photo […]

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Make Big Changes

I like to make big changes. I don’t talk about them much. Or, rather, if I do, I let people know I’m going to make big changes without asking for their input. Original photo byKatie Moum I’m an introvert. I think it’s kind of obvious to say. I mean, I’m a writer, so surely one […]

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Schedule Creativity: The Key to Tackling Your Projects

Some may think spontaneity is the key to inspiration, but I believe you have to schedule creativity to get the muse to show up. Original photo bySTIL When I was in high school, I spent a lot of time thinking that as an adult, I’d be living in some super boho industrial loft apartment where […]

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Remember the Bad Stuff

It’s easy to gloss over the things we don’t want to remember. But I want to encourage you to remember the bad stuff. The lowlights, the rejections, the missed opportunities — remember all of them. Original photo byAnnie Spratt This may seem really negative. Like, right now, you’re probably all like, “But Marisa, why? I’ve […]

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Stop Being Your Own Safety Net

You know that there are stop gaps, right? Kill switches? Terms and conditions? Harnesses? Whack-a-mole hammers that keep you down where you belong? This is why you have to stop being your own safety net. Original photo byAshley Bean I’m not saying you should skydive without a parachute. I’m not saying you should seek out […]

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