A Writer’s Wine

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

My Words Dried Up

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

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

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?

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

Value Your Creative Energy: The Benefits of Connecting with Your Higher-Creative Mind

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

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

Love is a Journey towards Surrender

And through our words we discover deep truths. In 2017, I created a blog because I had read someplace that an author should have a blog as part of their online presence. I was new on the publishing scene, having written and published one novel with limited knowledge and without much of a solid plan. … Continue reading Love is a Journey towards Surrender

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Soul Purpose & Connections for Creativity

“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