rowing up in Newham, East London, safe spaces to develop as a creative practitioner were, well, non-existent. I'd have to travel to the other side of the Thames for classes, training and young writers' programmes. I'd skip meals to make money stretch so I could keep up with the latest software, subscriptions, and other resources to support my dream. I'd cringe whenever asked what I did for a living, knowing my writing was not paying the bills, and my 'day job' was not a reflection of me in the slightest. Moreover, seeing someone in education, in the creative sector, or in business who looked like me, spoke like me and could impart the wisdom that would save so much time and cringe-worthy moments was an anomaly (to put it mildly).
I founded Scribble Ink, not because there's one generic formula for creative success and not because I'm a know-it-all; I did it because I wanted to provide the warm, friendly and affordable platform I wished was there for me when I was starting as a professional writer and freelancer.
"Nadia Gasper's energy and enthusiasm for writing, and the creative arts in general, is infectious. Her out-of-the-box thinking and storytelling techniques will surely shape generations of writers. It's amazing what she's been able to accomplish in five short years, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for Scribble Ink. With Nadia at the helm, the possibilities are endless!"
- Ashlee Brown Blewett, YouShare.com
Here's to breaking the glass ceiling and squeezing through the cracks!
"Nadia, your work is so necessary. I wish you the best of luck with everyone and everything you touch. I like your approach to getting people the skills they need to be a part of our beautiful struggle. Writing is a discipline made of many distinct pieces. And many aspiring writers don't see this until try to put out a piece that they should have spent more time polishing. The reader doesn't always know what advice to offer an aspiring writer but they can sense right away if an ingredient is missing."
- Mandla Thabo Sukati Qhobosheane, Author of Cold Flow of Moments
s a collaborative consultant, fellow creative and seasoned life coach, my advice is fundamentally inspired by research and first-hand experience. My aim is to uphold the two-way dialogical process, co-explore and co-create. I don't just want you to 'join a workshop', 'book a consultation' or 'enrol on an e-course'. I want us to have an empowering, uplifting and creative conversation!
want you to enter a space where practitioners of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities can find their voice, ask the 'silliest' of questions and not feel judged, relish in the prospect of making mistakes because mistakes are just opportunities to learn, network and excel on their own terms, while claiming their seat at the table, unapologetically.
I want you to reach your highest self academically, professionally, and artistically by establishing timelines, targets, and tasks that speak to your passions, schedule, and budget.
Get ready to grow, conquer and inspire!
Success stories can be found on the SBloghetti page.
I appreciate you for inviting me to be part of your creative journey.
Giving thanks, sending love and sharing power!