“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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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?
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
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
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