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Creative Writing: My Haiku

Haiku of the Week Features: Seagulls

From their rocks / seagulls watch nightfall stir in / the water 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,…

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Creative Writing: My Other Poetry

The Power of Now: A New Poem

The Power of Now With thanks to Eckhart Tolle. The talkers talk of leaving or remaining who should go, what cannot stay who’s right, what’s wrong where’s goodness gone. Too many old, the lawless young we’re bound to pay, we’ll come undone the planet’s doomed, the coming bomb. But yet the young never brought forth more than now the old never garnered more than now peace was never planted more than now goodness has never grown more than now and goodness knows we are as welcome as we ever were here in the presence of now And so rocked in…

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News

Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Apr 04 2017

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway asks an interesting question. Dan also talks about the launch of the 2018 Sunday Times Peters Fraser Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, Microsoft’s imminent bookstore launch as well as other bookstore news, Square coming to the UK, and grammar. And, as ever, he rounds up with the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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Creative Writing: My Haiku

Haiku of the Week Features: Clouds

Clouds split apart / allowing through the too-long / hidden sun. 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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What Are Your Limiting Beliefs Creating? Know Your abcdeFs

TRY THIS: Map Your abcdeFs Download The Attitudes Map here Sit in stillness and quiet, letting your breathing become progressively slower and deeper. Prepare to write fast, raw and exact-but-easy. Let your thoughts rest, waiting to begin. In the central cloud, fill in the blank: My Attitudes Towards__[MSS]____, your MSS = your Most Significant Something, what you intend to create. Within each cloud, using a few words or a short sentence, write out any attitude you hold around your MSS, good or bad. Each attitude is linked it to the central circle with a line, so that when you’ve filled…

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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Mar 28 2017

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about being in the heart of literary festival season. Dan also brings more indie success stories, the new Amazon Author Insights, the latest tax and copyright news, Medium’s new subscription service, and the breakthrough of performance poetry. And, as ever, he rounds up with the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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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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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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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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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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