Helping Other Writers

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou by Catherine Evans Helping others seems like a strange way to work on your writing but please stick with me and let me explain. Something happens in my brain when I work on someone else’s writing. I’m objective because it’s not my … Continue reading Helping Other Writers

News Break Ghost-Rejected Me

Not every Medium writer is permitted to board this gravy-train. Sometimes the writing life can feel like one big hustle. I’ve got the tattoo on my left leg and the garter on my right. I’m wheelin’, dealin’, writing. I’m holding a wild deuce one day and the next, I’m folding, ready to walk away. The … Continue reading News Break Ghost-Rejected Me

Dirty-Love Dozen

A Grunge-Rock Love Journey. Honestly, I’m not a Valentine’s Day kind of woman. I won’t lie, there was a time when it might have meant something to me. When I fell for the “flawless” romantic Valentine’s Day hype we see in the media. You know, the pipe-dream feeding us the scoop about how important it … Continue reading Dirty-Love Dozen

New Year Energy Revolution

Who and how do you want to be in the world now? You’ve felt the universal lull lately. The void. In past months, you’ve succumbed to a sense of nothingness. Captured in a loop of indecisiveness. Loneliness or abandonment. It is as if we’ve all been suspended in vain, waiting for the slightest sign… a shift…. an omen. Waiting to … Continue reading New Year Energy Revolution

Is The Current e-Book Era a Second Pulp Fiction Era?

By Christopher Wills Image from Pulp Covers In this post I will briefly examine the similarities between the current e-book era and the early twentieth century Pulp fiction era. Note I am not suggesting e-books are pulp fiction; I am suggesting the current e-book era has similarities with the Pulp fiction era. What is Pulp … Continue reading Is The Current e-Book Era a Second Pulp Fiction Era?

The Creative Secrets of Shamanic Drumming

You’ve got to feel the beat. “It is of the first order of importance to remember this, that the shaman is more than merely a sick man, or a madman; he is a sick man who has healed himself, who is cured, and who must shamanize in order to remain cured.”― Terence McKenna Shamanic drumming is a … Continue reading The Creative Secrets of Shamanic Drumming

When You Ask Me Why I Love You?

What is your forever answer? Every now and then, we might wonder what that special person in our lives sees in us, or ponder why it is that they love us. “I love you.” Love isn’t a word to be taken lightly, though, at the same it is one of those “habit” words that we … Continue reading When You Ask Me Why I Love You?

Seasons of Life

Hello friends, Welcome to the very first Living Out Loud newsletter! Super exciting. So, the world is still spinning on crazy as we continue to move through transitional times, but the warmer days here on the Australian eastern seaboard are beginning to renew my sense of hope for the future — how are you doing? … Continue reading Seasons of Life

Can Your Dreams Help You Write Better Stories?

Trust yourself and your dream messages. We have all been there — ensnared in the middle of a cinematic dream that feels so real you think you’ve actually experienced it, even after waking. Maybe it was a nightmare that left you in a chilled sweat, heart racing. Or if you are anything like me, you’ve … Continue reading Can Your Dreams Help You Write Better Stories?

Bringing Yourself to the Page

Life is a series of thought-provoking moments, eliciting our emotions and imprinting our psyche. Life is creation in-action. No one gets a free ride. We all love like crazy; maybe feel pangs of hate; take a deep breath before a leap of faith, and sometimes we get hurt — we learn and grow through pain. … Continue reading Bringing Yourself to the Page