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?

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

Creative Writing Energy: Understanding the Mind for Creativity

The mind has many layers. Creativity is one of the most fascinating challenges in contemporary neuroscience. In fact, very little about the nature of creativity is known. I like to think of it as a mystifying and wonderful complex side of our minds awaiting exploration. Our capacity to create, produce new concepts and ideas is … Continue reading Creative Writing Energy: Understanding the Mind for Creativity

Beating Imposter Syndrome

by Rosie Wylor-Owen Ambition isn’t simple. It’s a glorious hope of a better life, a contented life; maybe the ideal life that we’ve always wanted to lead, but it isn’t simple. It feels that way when we first set out pursuing whichever dream we have latched onto with gusto. Isn’t it just a case of … Continue reading Beating Imposter Syndrome

Write with Feeling: How Relationships Bring Depth to Our Characters

Do you struggle to create full-bodied characters? Churning out words, outlining and wrapping your brain around plot twists, story themes and arcs can often be mentally exhausting, and then we have to make sure our characters have depth enough to resonate with our readers. "I know the feelings but I don't know how to express … Continue reading Write with Feeling: How Relationships Bring Depth to Our Characters

Writers Are More Prone to Depression

But it doesn't have to be that way. Last night, I attended a Shamanic Drumming circle. It had been a few months since I had joined circle. When my friend Catherine mentioned the upcoming session, I didn’t hesitate — something inside me recognized the need for the soul-cleansing and inner-healing these sacred drumming circles bring … Continue reading Writers Are More Prone to Depression

Creation and Creativity: A Radical Change in Perspective

“Looking at beauty in the world is the first step of purifying the mind.” — Amit Ray According to mystic philosopher Neville Goddard, creation is finished. Creativeness is but a deep perceptiveness of the entire contents of all of time and space co-existing simultaneously. In other words, all that you have ever been or ever … Continue reading Creation and Creativity: A Radical Change in Perspective

Connecting with your Higher Creative Self by Judy Sweeney

You often hear about people being in the zone. Painters being in another place, the paintbrush seeming to have a mind of its own; musicians so engrossed in the music they are creating. You only have to look at some of the great guitarists to see what I mean; writers sitting at the keyboard for … Continue reading Connecting with your Higher Creative Self by Judy Sweeney

Balance Your Solar Plexus to Combat Imposter Syndrome

Turn highly sensitive characteristics into a power tool for your writing career. “I’m a fraud!”“I’m not a good enough writer.”“What am I thinking? No one will be interested in reading my work.” Any of these self-deprecating mantras resonate with you? Mantra. There’s a word. If you’re thinking it’s one that doesn’t quite gel with the … Continue reading Balance Your Solar Plexus to Combat Imposter Syndrome

Is Giving Up An option?

Some days I just want to pack it all in. I could do that. I could choose to walk away from the world of writing and publishing and grab a “normal” job with a dependable source of income. It is a real option; a path diverting from a journey begun a few years ago exists, … Continue reading Is Giving Up An option?