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25 Easy Ways to Fill the Creative Well

There’s nothing worse. You want to write but nothing comes out. The creative well is empty. If only being creative was like a switch you could turn on and off. Staring at a blank page can feel like you are staring into the abyss. It’s scary as hell to think you might be out of ideas. You know overall what your story is about but its all the little details in between you just can’t figure out.   The Creative Well’s Call for help Sometimes the creative well is tired, lazy, out of date, out of practice, blocked or just plain empty. It can manifest in many ways and Knock you […]

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Yes you can write a book and here’s the math to prove it.

We tend to overcomplicate things and when you want to write a book it can seem like an impossible task. The simple truth is this; it really is simple to write a book if you know the math. Why mathematics? Maths helps you break down a problem and when you break it down suddenly the possibilities appear. A short note on word counts: The average novel is 80,000 – 100,000 words. Novella’s 30,000 – 40,000. Now with self-publishing you really can write a book any length you want. I personally believe the trend is for shorter books. The eBook market on Amazon now counts for 30% of all book sales so […]

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How to Believe in Yourself by Leo Babauta

One of my favourite Blog Posts of all time was from Zen Habits last year titled ‘How to believe in yourself’. I’m copying and pasting it lock, stock and barrel below because I love it so much and Leo’s blog Zen Habits has no copyright (he encourages people to copy and distribute his work). I keep my favourite blog posts in a folder in my email or I bookmark the page in Google Chrome. I hope its helpful for you as it was for me: There was a long time when the lack of belief in myself was a major factor in my life. I didn’t pursue an ideal career, or start […]

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12 Inspiring Quotes by Seth Godin

Seth Godin’s writing and ideas have been like a force and a movement on the internet. I have one of his quotes pinned on my vision board in front of my desk. One of his mantra’s is ‘just ship’ which I love because done is better than perfect! He’s big on getting your ideas and work out there because we are always running away and trying to get off the hook but once we know we are on the hook; exposed, watched, accountable, judged, we are alive. Recently I singed up for Seth’s Freelancer Course on Udemy. I highly recommend it and it’s completely affordable at US$50. You can find out […]

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