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Creative Writing: My Haiku

Haiku of the Week Features: Shallow Waters

At low tide / people play safe for now in / the shallows. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in…

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News

Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Mar 21 2017

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about the London Book Fair. Dan also reminds you where you can access our Indie Author Fringe presentations, the Romantic Novelists’ Association opening up to indie authors for the first time and who won, other prizes being opened up to indie authors, PublishDrive’s latest announcement, and the goal-setting and tracking app WriteTrack. And, as ever, he rounds up with the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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Creative Living: Be More Creative, Go Creative! Show

Your Monday Motivator: What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer and conventional world is strong, so we all need reminding to focus on what we most want to create. This weekly reminder is full of tips and techniques to motivate and inspire you – and offers simple creative maps and tools to help you prioritize what’s most important to you this week. I’ll also bring news about what I’m creating myself right now, offer a free-writing prompt…

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Creative Living: Go Creative! Show

The Go Creative! Show Episode 17: What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits

Some ideas on how to overcome creative challenges. In this week’s show Sondra finds putting out her intention around creating more money has brought her to “a bit of a downward dip” and together we tackle that by looking at the essential wants behind her Creative Wish-List. We also touch on the attitudes, beliefs, concepts, denials, expectations and Fears (abcdeFs)that underlie our lives and give rise to inevitable emotional challenges when we’re consciously creating. Engaging with the essential wants gives Sondra a fresh perspective and a wish to uncover her own deeper, more essential wants. You can find out more about…

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Creative Living: Go Creative! Show

Walk Up To The Go Creative! Show Episode 17: What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits

In this week’s Go Creative! Show Sondra finds putting out her intention around creating more money has brought her to “a bit of a downward dip”. She and I tackle that by looking at the essential wants behind her Creative Wish-List. We also touch on the attitudes, beliefs, concepts, denials, expectations and Fears (abcdeFs) that underlie a creative intention and give rise to inevitable emotional challenges when we’re consciously creating. Engaging with the essential wants gives Sondra a fresh perspective and a wish to uncover her own deeper, more essential wants. I’ll also be talking briefly about Indie Author Fringe, an online author conference organized…

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Creative Writing: My Haiku

Haiku of the Week Features: Water Droplets

A big wind. / Grass water-drops trying not / to tremble. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in time, is…

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News

Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Mar 14 2017

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks metaphors. Dan also talks about our very own Indie Author Fringe event kicking off, Type and Tell’s English language platform launch, the latest Author Earnings Report, and the Carousel Aware Prize for Independent Authors.  And, as ever, he rounds up with the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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Creative Living: Be More Creative, Go Creative! Show

Your Monday Motivator: Making A Creative Wish List

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “Making A Creative Wish List” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer and conventional world is strong, so we all need reminding to focus on what we most want to create. This weekly reminder is full of tips and techniques to motivate and inspire you – and offers simple creative maps and tools to help you prioritize what’s most important to you this week. I’ll also bring news about what I’m creating myself right now, offer a free-writing prompt around our…

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How a creative wish list can help the creative process. In this week’s show we’re talking about wants, wishes, cravings, longings, yearnings and desires. What is the difference between a want that yields a creative response and one that creates frustration or disappointment? And how does desire connect to creative intention and the creative process? Sondra Turnbull has been working on her creative wish list and she drops by to tell us what she learned.. You can find out more about the show, read the transcript and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or YouTube on the Show Page. If you want to…

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Walk Up To The Go Creative! Show Episode 16: Making A Creative Wish List

This week’s Go Creative! Show is all about wants, wishes, cravings, longings, yearnings and desires — and the creations that arise from them. What is the difference between a want that yields a creative response and one that creates frustration or disappointment? And how does desire connect to creative intention and the creative process? Orna talks about the process of writing a Creative Wishlist and Sondra has been working on her Wish-List, in relation to creating more money in her life. She drops by to tell us what she learned. The show will enable you to try this fun but highly…

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