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

Kickstart Your Writer’s Ear

Don’t you just love overhearing snippets of conversations? I do. I’m not a snoop but some types of random communication between strangers help to kickstart my writer’s ear — I like to tune into the way people talk, their quirky wisecracks and tone of voice. It can be interesting research for any writer. Why? Because … Continue reading Kickstart Your Writer’s Ear

A Writer’s Wine

Is the echo of their soul. Just as I sit down to write this message for you, Never Tear Us Apart by INXS starts drifting through my opened office window. The neighbours are using their outdoor sound system. At least they have the fortitude to play decent music. Kirk Pengilly owns the saxophone that carries along the summer … Continue reading A Writer’s Wine

My Words Dried Up

by Catherine Evans I’m just starting to find them again Towards the end of 2019, my words stopped. I had no words to express myself, my thoughts and feelings, about what was happening in Australia — bushfires, destruction, loss. I still don’t have words to express that, or for the global pandemic that happened next. … Continue reading My Words Dried Up

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?

We Cannot Force Change

But we CAN ALLOW it. by Kaia Maeve Tingley What will we choose? Pain? Or love? The struggle is real, sisters. The pain hurts and the slights are never-ending. The patriarchy is death by a million papercuts. I get it. But… We cannot force this change that we all want so badly to happen. We cannot make ourselves successful. … Continue reading We Cannot Force Change

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

Please — Stop the Madness!

A Poem by Harley Christensen Constant chatter… Pummels my mind. A barrage of opinions…innuendos…wild conjectures… Everywhere I turn…screaming for attention. Warning: Possible Information Overload Too much to process… Nowhere to escape. Can’t…think…straight… Warning: Fatal Error Has Occurred — Must Shut Down Entering recovery mode… Silence greets me… Precious, beautiful silence. Stop the madness… Embrace the quiet. Originally … Continue reading Please — Stop the Madness!