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?
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
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
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
The higher-self is a term associated with a variety of belief systems, but its basic premise describes an eternal, conscious and intelligent being which represents our most authentic state. The higher-self embodies our spirit which is expressed through our human vessels — the part of ourselves that exists beyond the conditioning learned throughout our life experiences. Conditions … Continue reading Value Your Creative Energy: The Benefits of Connecting with Your Higher-Creative Mind
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
It is our emotions that are our greatest muse. Natural disasters. Terrorism. Racism. Human rights. Animal cruelty. Inequality. The world won’t stop for you. Nature will always do its thing, and people … well, they will always be people. Personally, I am among the benevolent among humanity. There is not an inch of me that understands … Continue reading Writing Through Disaster and Conflict
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?
“Be where you are otherwise you will miss your life.” – Buddha I've known about mindfulness and I thought I did okay at it. I live in the present moment and I try to enjoy things with a child-like glee—or so I thought. Then I heard and saw someone who excelled at it ... and … Continue reading Mindfulness; as Sexy as Meditation by Catherine Evans
“There are no accidental meetings between souls.” – Sheila Burke At some point we’ve probably all contemplated our purpose during this lifetime. It is not unusual to find ourselves pondering the big stuff: What is my purpose?What can I share and contribute to the world?What is my legacy?How can I make authentic connections?What is my … Continue reading Soul Purpose & Connections for Creativity