“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
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 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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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