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Why keeping a Journal can change your writing life

“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.” ― Christina Baldwin Most people are their own worst enemies. How many times have you said you are going to something and you don’t. What gets in the way is our overactive minds. Thoughts, feelings, negative talk, thinking about the past, thinking about the future, questioning things, talking ourselves out of something, too much thinking, the list is endless. Many years ago I read and completed the The Artists Way by Julia Cameron. Each chapter is finished with an exercise or task to rediscover and revive your creativity. One of those things is Morning Pages. If you’ve read the book you’re probably familiar with the […]

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Play the Game, Know the Score

What is the game of ‘Writer’? Learning the craft, reading, blogging, building an audience, building a subscriber list? Working Actively towards your goals with Patience, working consistently, having a long term view, growing and evolving. The Game is probably all of the above and more. Complicated, simple and yet different for everyone. And just when you thought you were two steps forward, you’re three steps back. The Game pauses and waits for us for when we get back to it. We fall down ladders, skip ahead, cheat, steal, win, lose. Still we have to play The Game. Amor Fati – Love your Fate It’s all necessary and part of The Game. […]

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Ten Questions for Elisabeth Hanscombe

Elisabeth Hanscombe is a psychologist and writer who completed her doctorate in 2011 on the topic ‘Life writing and the desire for revenge’. She has published a number of short stories and essays in the areas of autobiography, psychoanalysis, testimony, trauma and creative non-fiction in Meanjin, Island, Tirra Lirra, Quadrant and Griffith Review as well as in the journals, Life Writing and Life Writing Annual: Biographical and autobiographical studies and in psychotherapy journals and magazines throughout Australia and in the United States. She is winner of the 2014 Lane Cove Literary awards for her short memoir, ‘A trip to the beach’ and was short listed for the Australian Book Review’s […]

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Procrastination is not your enemy and here’s why

Procrastination seems to be every writers or creatives biggest enemy. Everyone talks about it. Writers blog about it. Endless books have been written about the subject. It’s considered widely to be the evil we need to get rid of now or in 30 days. I happen to disagree. It’s not evil and it is in fact part of the creative process. It has taken me years to accept procrastination. It’s usually my down time. My lead up to doing important work and its also sometimes the cool off and reward for hitting a word count or doing some dreaded admin task. Thinking you can beat procrastination is wrong! You have to play a […]

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