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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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January Selection: Book Cover Designs

It’s half way through January and is anyone else freaking out? One of my goals this year is to read more so I’ve included one of my summer reads, Clive Cussler’s ‘The Pharaoh’s Secret’ and it’s also got an amazing cover. I’m hoping to start an action/adventure novel soon myself but I’m in the middle of getting the outline right so I will keep you posted. The other book covers are ones that caught my eye over the summer holidays (in Australia) so enjoy:   The Pharaoh’s Secret: NUMA Files #13 (The NUMA Files) by Clive Cussler Description: THE CITY OF THE DEAD, EGYPT 1353 BC Buried deep beneath the Saharan desert is a […]

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14 reasons to be positive about your writing

I’ve said it a million times before and I’m going to say it again. There has never been a better time to be a writer. Don’t dismiss your dreams and ignore your intuition. Don’t listen to anyone who says there’s too much competition or it’s over for authors. Here are 14 Reasons to be positive about writing: You can write for the rest of your life. Margaret Atwood is 76 years and is still writing and experimenting. There is no wasted effort. Every time you put word to paper you’re improving. Whether it be developing the writing habit or learning the craft. Nothing is ever wasted. If you decide to self-publish. […]

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2016 Creative and Writing Goals

It’s that time of year again. After critiquing and assessing 2015 I’ve been thinking about the year ahead. I want 2016 to be a huge year. So here are my 2016 Creative and Writing Goals: 2016 Theme: Done is Better than Perfect.   Books to Complete: Kids workbook. At least 1. Adult Coloring Book. Finish Confessions of a Comperholic. Finish Active Affirmations. 2 X Novellas 2 X Adventure Thrillers. Writing: Write at least 500 words EVERY DAY. Write even when I don’t feel like it. Improve grammar and punctuation. Marketing and Sales: Master tracking pixels and Facebook ads. Master ROI on FB ads. Increase subscriber list by 5000 people. Sell 3000 books […]

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