Namaste! This simple word means Hello in India, but around the globe it says so much more. It has an automatic way for bringing a sense of calm with it, that the person who says it is happy and content and wishes that for you. Maybe this is because I usually hear it when IContinue reading “Writing for Well-Being”
Category Archives: Creative Arts
Is Indie Publishing a Piece of Cake?
That all depends on how far you will go for that slice of sweet goodness! Firstly, let’s look at the reasons you may want to be an indie author. You like to remain in CONTROL of EVERYTHING. I get this, I honestly do, when you go down the traditionally published route your begin to looseContinue reading “Is Indie Publishing a Piece of Cake?”
Do you remember these cartoons drawn by Kim Casali for her new husband? They used to feature everywhere. Creativity can be like the many examples given in the ‘love is…’ cartoons, it comes in many forms. For me personally, my creativity comes out in writing, gardening, cooking, teaching and party planning and photography. I amContinue reading “Creativity is…”
Story Craft Basics
Designed with the new writer in mind. Four 2 hour sessions filled with the basics of crafting a story.What exactly do you need and what can you delete? The course is held online via Zoom. Don’t worry about Zoom fatigue, you will have time off the screen writing, and being kept busy. Bring a drinkContinue reading “Story Craft Basics”
Feeling the need to Write?
Since the lockdown started, I have seen an increase in requests for 1-1 coaching, along with a rise in mailing list for courses. Great news for my business, but when I enquire as to why now, the answer has often been the same. “I have the time now, so no excuses, right?” Yes and no.Continue reading “Feeling the need to Write?”
Ready to Rise Again.
I’m a huge music fan. Normally it has to be LOUD, lots of guitar and drums. Occasionally, I need to take the time out and relax. I say occasionally, as I find this something very difficult to do. He himself, exists like he is permanently hypnotised, in that way you say ‘sleep’ and he is,Continue reading “Ready to Rise Again.”
The First Novel.
I can honestly say, I had hoped I would get it done sooner. But I didn’t. It wasn’t a total fail, after all I HAVE a finished novel, it’s just life got in the way, and you feel guilty. At least, I did. I have nothing but great admiration for best-selling authors who can knockContinue reading “The First Novel.”
New Year New Challenge!
We all make resolutions , promises to ourselves to make changes for the better, whether its eat healthier, exercise more or change job. How about “start that novel I’ve been meaning to”. Sound familiar? WHY WAIT UNTIL JANUARY? Why not make that commitment now? Yes, it’s a busy time of year, but if that isContinue reading “New Year New Challenge!”
Fly me to the moon or Mordor.
Location. It’s not just a place, it’s a character. As a child did you have that special place where you hid out in a thunder storm? Or a place you returned to at every opportunity for adventure? I did. Back in my hometown there is a man-made lake, with a wooden bridge that takes youContinue reading “Fly me to the moon or Mordor.”
The Writer’s Garden.
Have you ever wondered why you seem to be so busy yet you have nothing to show for all your hyperactivity? Even a child will stop to smell the flowers. As a writer, it’s easy to get way-laid with inspiration, this is what I believe is the REAL writers block. Not a lack of ideasContinue reading “The Writer’s Garden.”