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Why and How to Nurture Yourself with a Day Off!

day off Jul 23, 2018

Greetings!

 

Think back. Remember when you were a “Free and Easy" inner child. I'm asking you to dial back into your memory banks and listen in for your most carefree childlike qualities.

Breathe free in your mind for a few moments to refresh, restart, renew and expand your creative spirit!

After all these years of fixing and perfecting; seeking power outside of yourself, being a slave to fear, self-doubt and worry; seeking approval or permission; putting everyone else first, overdoing and over-giving; judging yourself and wasting time in the judgment of others.

Aren't you due for some fun, freedom, curiosity, wonder, exploration, excitement, trust and presence?

Recall and Re-use these all-natural actions:

  • "forgive and forget,"
  • "blow off the rules,"
  • smiling for no reason,
  • reveling in a joyful mess,
  • diving in fearlessly,
  • and no self-limiting thoughts!

I have written volumes on the virtues of these childlike qualities and the space they create in your creative...

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How to Peer Into the Brain of Your Favorite Writer

brain Jul 05, 2018

Science has found a way to peer into the creative parts of the brain to answer some questions about creativity. Let me take you there!

I PROMISE- There is a method to my madness, a reason I encourage you to do some writing every day. Daily writing makes a significant difference in the way your brain works and facilitate you building in your own "onboard assistant in your brain." In the study detailed below, they found that the novice writers who were participating were watching their stories like a film inside their heads, while the experienced writers are narrating it with an “inner voice.”

THIS STUDY SUPPORTS MY REFERENCES to "The Inner Writer" in my work with others. I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts you have an Inner Writer, too. The article says that when the two groups started to write, another set of differences emerged, as well!

Deep inside the brains of expert writers, a region called the “caudate nucleus” becomes active. In the novices,...

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Get Your Novel Out of Moth Balls and On the Map!

mapping novel plotting Jun 08, 2018

A friend of mine has been working on his novel for years but has yet to complete it. “I just get bogged down,” he told me recently. “I don’t know where the story is going.”

Does this sound familiar?

Many potential writers have partial manuscripts lying around.  I say potential because an unfinished manuscript is nothing more than a good idea—and unless you’re Nora Roberts or Tom Clancy, the only thing a good idea is good for is collecting dust. 

I guess you know your book will never sell from the bottom shelf of your nightstand, right?

I do not doubt that you have a worthy idea! We all have good ideas. The question is how to turn that brilliant concept for the next bestselling novel into a complete manuscript?

Some writers manage to get their novels down by writing as they go, a process called pantsing (referring to writing by the seat of their pants). But this doesn’t work for everyone. If it did, there would be no such...

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4 Ways Hormonal Imbalance Could Affect Your Life & Writing!

Anything that affects the body or brain impacts everything we do.

Statistics reveal that almost 80% of women suffer from some hormonal imbalance resulting in a slew of physical and mental health challenges.

But what comes to mind when we think of hormones?

Menopause? Pregnancy? ‘That’ time of the month?

The truth is, our hormones contribute continually to numerous functions in the body, including heart rate, body temperature, blood quality, respiration, and bone health. It is nearly impossible to separate hormones from overall physical health.

Hormones do more than keep our bodies fully functional. They are our internal GPS. They help us tap into our very best self-confident, centered, radiating good health, in alignment with our authentic being. It is no secret that we can tap into this Inner Goddess. All we need to do is sync up our hormonal blueprint and let it guide the way!

When our hormones are out of whack, everything is affected. Symptoms range from acne,...

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The Nature of Things and Our Relationship with Our Home Planet

nature May 18, 2018

6 Ways to Deepen Your Spiritual Relationship to Nature

from- https://www.ecowatch.com

 

Do you love spending time in the natural world? Do you love how you feel when you’re with trees, mountains, rivers and animals, even if you don’t know why? If so, you’ve probably had a wide range of experiences. If you’re like me, on some days, you go for a walk or run and you’re barely aware of the world around you. Your mind runs along its usual channels and before you know it, you’re back at the car.

Photo credit: Shutterstock

But on other days, something extraordinary happens. You’re walking along and all of a sudden you notice a tree—really notice it—and it’s a revelation. A deep peace emanates from it and settles into you. Or, you’re sitting in a secluded spot and you realize: I’m no different from that rock, that tree, that herd of deer. Everything feels right in the world. Then you become aware of the...

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CREATIVE WRITING IDEAS- Creative sparks bulk isle!

creative writing ideas May 10, 2018

CREATIVE SPARKS ON THIS PAGE:

  • How to be More Creative

  • How to be a Better Writer 

  • 10 Ways to Appear Shockingly Smart to Any Editor

  • NOW THIS-Five Steps To A Fun-For-Writers Saturday Morning- Even for Kids!

     


Five Steps To A Fun-For-Writers Saturday Morning- Even for Kids!

 
1. First, get out a blank page. Feel free to open a new document on your confuser, get out a pen and a blank piece of paper, or even whip out your old-school typewriter, really fun after you get the ink from changing the ribbon off your hands.
 
2. Next, write the first word that comes to your mind. When I did this exercise this morning, the first word I thought of was “Shake.” Why not?! So I wrote it down.
 
3. Then, the hard part: write another word. Why is this hard? Because for this exercise to work, the second word must be random and disconnected from the first. Randomness rankles your perfectionistic inner writer. Do it anyway!
 
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Which of These Steps Blocked Your Book?

Uncategorized May 07, 2018

Book Writers Guidelines- See if you can spot the slippery slope hidden in these simple steps to writing your book!

1A. Before you even LOOK at these steps, start writing anything at all, EVERY DAY. Write a Crappy Chapter! Writing primes your Writer's Pump. Writing frees the flow that will bring forth your gold!

1. Decide what the book is about

Good writing is always about something. Write the argument of your book in a sentence, then stretch that out to a paragraph, and then to a one-page outline. After that, write a table of contents to help guide you as you write, then break each chapter into a few sections. Think of your book concerning beginning, middle, and end. Anything more complicated will get you lost.

2. Set a daily word count goal

John Grisham began his writing career as a lawyer and new dad — in other words, he was swamped. Nonetheless, he got up an hour or two early every morning and wrote a page a day. After a couple of years, he had a novel. A page a day is...

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What Happens When You Smack the Reader, Pow! Right in The Feelings?

Connection!

-When you want to pack some power into your writing, whether it is a post or something else, first: decide what you want your reader to feel. Seriously, I cannot imagine more crucial advice!

Follow this one thing, and you can't go wrong! Helpful whether you are writing a speech, a blog, a book even a poem (especially a poem!)

But wait, there's more– His point of view may or may not appeal to you, but the principles are sound, thanks to Frank McKinley!

 

"There’s nothing worse than being boring."

We are emotional creatures. We’re attracted to things and people that make us feel good or make the pain go away.

We call logical what our emotions tell us is right.

Be intentional. Before you write the first word, decide what emotions you want your reader to feel.

Here’s a flow you can use:

  • Show your reader you feel his pain. Identify the frustration, the struggle, and the setbacks she’s going through.
  • Assure her it’s okay to feel...
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Writing Helps/ Writing Heals/ Writing Awakens Life!

We all have methods of coping with what we don’t understand, of dealing with painful situations in our lives. One therapeutic technique that helps us heal in times of confusion, broken hearts, and deepest loss is simple but so very powerful—writing.

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Steal The Best Ideas To Ignite Your Writing

Mind you; my suggestion involves inspiration, rather than plagiarism! Let 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature provide your jump-point!

"At the still point, there the dance is." —T. S. Eliot

 
 

Suggested by CindyH11

 

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Suggested by CindyH11

 

2. "In our village, folks say God crumbles up the old moon into stars."

—Alexander Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Suggested by Jasmin B., via Facebook

3. "She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together."

—J. D. Salinger, "A Girl I Knew"

Suggested by mollyp49cf70741

4. "I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart; I am, I am, I am."

—Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Suggested by Brooke K., via Facebook

 

Suggested by tina6287

 

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Suggested by tina6287

 

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