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!

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

Value Distractions to Be More Productive and Creative

Make conscious connections. Why do you get your best ideas in the shower? I don’t need to talk to you directly to know that there are days when you spend an embarrassing amount of time in front of expensive equipment staring blankly at the screen, only to later get your best ideas in the shower. … Continue reading Value Distractions to Be More Productive and Creative

Rock, Stars & Signs

Photo by David Calderón on Unsplash “I'm part of you You're part of me There's nothing said That cannot be undone” – Lyrics from I’m Just a Man. Songwriters: Michael Hutchence, Andrew Farriss Michael Hutchence. In my opinion, he was one of the greatest rock stars of all time. Indeed, he was among the last true rock stars … Continue reading Rock, Stars & Signs