Mickie Meinhardt, Author at General Assembly Blog

About Mickie Meinhardt

Mickie Meinhardt is a multidiscplinary writer of fiction, essays, and (for her Brooklyn rent) copy, and a current MFA candidate in fiction at The New School. She is the editor-in-chief of the forthcoming critical literary magazine The Dreams Journal, and has a weekly cultural longform newsletter, The Interwebs Weekly. She tweets sometimes but Instagrams often.

11 Tips for Freelancers from Twyla Tharp’s the Creative Habit


Photo credit: Christine Bougie.

Photo credit: Christine Bougie.

“The white-hot pitch of creativity is only useful to those who know what to do with it,” says Twyla Tharp in her best-selling book, The Creative Habit. In it, she shares skills learned as a lifelong accomplished choreographer that help make creativity work better for you. It’s filled with ideas and exercises made to enhance your craft, whatever that may be, with better tools—both mental and physical. While it does focus on those involved in “the arts,” there is plenty of wisdom for the modern multi-tasking creative. Here, some of her best pieces of advice put through the lens of a freelancer who must constantly juggle craft with commerce.

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