What's your art?
Make time for the work that matters.
Art and writing can be the most fulfilling part of our lives. But it’s often difficult to make space for it in our day-to-day existence. With all the clutter overwhelming your scattered brain (not to mention your desk), it’s all too easy to fall into procrastination and disarray.
From Chaos to Creativity is a series of glowing beacons. Jessie L. Kwak has written a Getting Things Done for artists and writers, drawing on her experience as a professional copywriter with a novel-writing habit, and from interviews with other authors, artists, musicians, and designers, to teach you how to focus on the good ideas, manage your project, make time in your life, and execute your passions to completion.
Make great art by channeling your chaotic creative force into productive power and let the world see what you’re capable of!
So you want to write a book?
Half the battle is finding a practice that works for you. Successful author and creativity expert Jessie Kwak is here to help you do just that—and have fun doing it. In her view, every part of the process is important: idea generation, development, research, planning, drafting, revising, and publication and are all covered here in friendly, accessible detail.
As in her previous book, From Chaos to Creativity, Kwak helps you set up a system that makes the most of your creative ideas and helps them find their best form—and their audience. Fiction and nonfiction writers alike can use this book as a muse, a checklist, and a resource for getting your ideas out of your head and into the world.
With a foreword by Charlie Gilkey, author of Start Finishing.
Reading at Powell’s Books in Portland, OR
In Conversation with editor Lydia Rogue — on creativity and productivity during quarantine
What people are saying
storyteller and founder of Sterling & Stone
knitting pattern designer
Author of Jumpstart Your Novel
Wade B. Peterson
author of Dear Mr. President
Books in the Wild — (#fromchaostocreativity #frombigideatobook @kwakjessie)
About Jessie Kwak
Jessie Kwak is a freelance writer and author living in Portland, Oregon. She writes character-driven sci-fi and fantasy with a liberal dose of explosions, gunfights, crime, and dinner parties — and she likes to make her readers laugh. She is the author of multiple sci-fi adventure series, and the productivity guides From Chaos to Creativity and From Big Idea to Book.
When she’s not writing B2B marketing copy or scribbling away on her latest novel, you can find her riding her bike to the brewpub, road tripping with her husband, or juggling various sewing projects.
- From Chaos to Creativity with Jessie Kwak (Hybrid Pub Scout podcast)
- From Chaos to Creativity: Productivity For Writers with Jessie Kwak (The Creative Penn Podcast)
- On Creativity and Productivity During Quarantine (conversation with editor Lydia Rogue)
- Creative Approaches to Managing Entrepreneur Overwhelm (Interview for SAP Concur’s Community)
- So, What Are You Working On? Podcast (episode 12)
- Giant Panda Podcast (episode 43)
- Jessie Kwak: On Focus, Freelancing, and Fiction Writing (Freedom blog)
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and for your support in promoting From Chaos to Creativity and From Big Idea to Book.
Want to talk more about cultivating productivity and joy for artists and writers? I’m interested in interview opportunities on blogs, podcasts, and other media outlets. Get in touch!
Email: jessie at jessiekwak.com