About Creative Liberty

Ever wondered why some creatively inclined people lead productive, satisfying lives and some remain stymied by creative blocks or other impediments? Me, too. That’s why I developed Creative Liberty, a blog and a business dedicated to collecting and sharing best practices employed by working artists and innovators from all over the globe. You don’t have to be a professional musician, artist, designer, writer, product developer or inventor to find something of value here–just serious about making creative activity a deeper and more pervasive part of your daily life.

What you’ll find on Creative Liberty:

  • Regular blog posts about the creative process.
  • Links to my monthly newsletter, Creative Liberation.
  • Links to podcasts and videos with helpful tips and inspiring conversations.
  • (New for 2010) Helpful e-guides and other products offering advice to resolving common creative challenges.

About Liz Massey

Liz Massey is a writer, editor, media producer and a creative agent provocateur. Experienced in artistic disciplines as diverse as music, photography, filmmaking and journalism, Liz has a deep hunger to understand how the creative process works. She began Creative Liberty in 2007 as a way to share what she’d learned about developing and maintaining creative momentum.

Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and has worked as a magazine editor, a training content developer, a video producer and a publicist for a county library system, not to mention such “character-building” jobs as veterinary assistant, call center operator and bank correspondence proofreader. She lives in Peoria, Arizona, with her partner, thousands of books and a small, independent-minded dog.


  1. Hello,

    I came across your blog and thought it was very nice. I was wondering if you would be interested in exchanging links. Would help us both in our ranking 🙂 I’ve got a good self help blog going at blogmotivation.com

    Thank you so much!


  2. Hi Liz – I think this is a beautiful template – and serene. I love how the colors kind of reflect the ruddiness of the mountains in the font color in the sidebar and the blue of the sky. I’m adding this to the writer blogs too – I don’t think I’ve had it listed (or RSS’d which I’ll fix too). I look forward to following.

  3. Hi Liz,

    I’m thinking that we’ve met sometime before? I’m hoping you can solve that mystery . . .

    At present, I like what you’re doing and hope to hear from you!

  4. @ Fred: Thanks for the kind offer. I’ll see what I can do.

    @ Jill: Thanks for adding me to your blogroll! Glad you like the new look of the site!

    @ Kirk: Yes, we do know each other “offline”–I edited Echo Magazine from 2000 to 2003. 🙂

  5. […] Liz Massey has a beautiful blog, Creative Liberty. I cold-pitched her for a freelance profile of local artist and syndicated cartoonist Jenny Campbell about three or so years ago (I can’t remember anymore, Liz!) and did some other short pieces for her also. She is a wonderful and generous-soul editor, so I was quite flattered when she asked me to answer some questions for her In The Studio series. […]

  6. […] 19, 2008 by Miranda Liz Massey is a creativity coach and the blogger behind Creative Liberty, a blog dedicated to fostering […]

  7. Your site is an excellent read and resource; it is overflowing with concrete suggestions, creative ideas and solid links. Congrats and keep it up! ~ Tammy

  8. Your site has inspired me and is creating a bit of an “aha” moment for me. I have been a professional opera singer for twenty years and three years ago wondered, why, if singers are living their passions, are they so unhappy? It led me to train as a life coach and I find that more and more of my work is moving into workshops with young artists. I loved Twyla Tharpes book on defining and working on your creativity and now reading your blog, I wonder if this isn’t the next place for me to turn my attention to. I am bookmarking you and when I get better at my blog I will blog roll you. what you have to say, artists need to hear. Thank you.

  9. Hi! I stumbled upon your blog and really enjoyed reading your posts. I’ve been in corporate world for the last 16 years and beginning Nov 09 I’m giving all up to follow my passion in the arts! I’m feeling scared but at the same time looking forward so much to it! Would like your permission to allow me to include your blog in my blogroll. Thanks 🙂

  10. Hi Liz,

    I came across your blog and saw your interviews of creative people. Perhaps you’d like to interview me on the subject of creativity as it relates to personal development. Just Google my name “Aliyah Marr” or go to my sites:

    art site: radi8 dot org
    book on creativity: parallelmindbook dot com
    creative coaching: aliyahmarr dot com
    blog on creativity: parallelmind dot wordpress dot com

  11. this blog is a treat

  12. It’s a pleasure to meet you!

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