Your Creative Time: Wasted or Guarded?

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“I Want to Write, But Can’t Find Time!” This is a common sentiment. In fact, if there is one thing more plentiful than writers, it’s would-be writers. Nothing wrong with that, but sorry to say, it’s unlikely that Time is going to find you. Sure, you might get lucky and get laid off, but eventually […] Read more »

3 Big Lies That Undermine Creativity

Bipolar (before) by Jose Angel Sanchez & Melanie Lamaga

Attitude Check I just came across a post about best-selling author Robert Goolrick. This man’s childhood was like something out of a horror movie, but that’s just the back story. It’s what Goolrick’s accomplished since then that got me thinking about some big lies we tell ourselves – and how they can greatly undermine our […] Read more »

Declare Your Creative Independence!

In honor of the fourth of July, I suggest you make your own declaration of independence from anything that is getting in the way of your creative prosperity. Yes, I want you to actually write it down. Here are the (slightly modified) immortal words of the founding fathers to help get this party started. When […] Read more »

Your Ticket to The Metaphysical Circus

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Creativity Starts with an Open Mind Once we accept the fact that reality is nothing more than our programmed perception of the world around us, dependent for the most part upon culturally implanted paradigms, we then begin to wake up and see that anything is possible. Through studying science we learn that our senses can […] Read more »

ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION ANNOUNCES 2012 LONGLIST

collage by Melanie Lamaga

Orange Prize for Fiction shortlist announcement: 17 April from www.orangeprize.co.uk London, 08 March 2012: The Orange Prize for Fiction, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman, today announces the 2012 longlist. Now in its seventeenth year, the Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing throughout the world. The […] Read more »

Self-Editing for Writers

15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly Here’s a fun infographic from Copyblogger. The English language is a carnival ride, and even very intelligent and educated people make the occasional error. However, some common errors are easily avoided once you know what to look for. Remember, people do judge you by how you present […] Read more »

Boost Your Creative Energy in 5 Minutes

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Are You Breathing? This might sound like a strange question to ask, but in fact, deep breathing is one of the most important things we can do to nurture ourselves and restore energy. If you need a quick pick-up, forget about coffee or those 5 hour energy drinks. If you straighten your spine and just […] Read more »

Attracting Abundance, Part 5

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Abundance is Already Yours. Quantum Physics teaches us that linear time is an illusion. Many on the cutting edge of science, as well as those in the areas of metaphysics and religion, say that everything that ever happened or will happen is still happening. Hugh Everett’s Many Worlds interpretation posits, in a nutshell, that anything […] Read more »

Attracting Abundance, Part 4

Amber Dawn Yoga on the beach in Baja California Punta Banda Mexico

Be a Love Warrior. Another great way to attract abundance is to spread some love around, whether to the world, your community, your tribe, or the homeless guy on the corner. Not begrudgingly, because it’s your job, or your kid, or you’ve been programmed that such and such is the right thing to do. What’s […] Read more »