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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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Your Monday Motivator: Milestones & Turning Points: Your Creative & Creativist History

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “Milestones & Turning Points: Your Creative & Creativist History” 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…

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Your Monday Motivator: The Principles of Conscious Creation

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “The Principles of Conscious Creation” 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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Your Monday Motivator: Don’t Think, Just Do!

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “Don’t Think, Just Do!” 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 theme…

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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Oct 28 2016

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway is talking about the return of the The Folio Prize. Dan also talks about Barnes and Noble’s severed ties, the eagerly anticipated Digital Book World’s first ever indie day, and something topical for Halloween. And, as ever, he rounds up with the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: October 14 2016

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway is talking about how the times are indeed a-changing with the thrilling announcement of Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize-winning achievement. Dan also asks whether the latest author earnings report means the brakes are on for indies, notes the latest self publishing services added to ALLi’s ratings page, and rounds up the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder & CEO, On His Love of Books

We’ve been talking a lot about Amazon in ALLi over the past week or so, with two blog posts about them ( on whether the company really “loves authors” Here and on all the way to publish on Amazon Here). Doing the research, I came across  this interview with Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, from the American Academy of Achievement, in which he discusses his love of books. I thought you might be interested.   On  reading  30 Newbery Award winners as the boy On one of his favourite books: A Wrinkle in Time On reading The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings On finding, in the tiny…

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Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival: Celebrating Indie Writing and Reading

My dear friend and sister indie author, Debbie Young, recently told me that she is starting a literature festival to celebrate books and reading. It didn’t come as a surprise. Debbie is known to us all for her zeal in bookish activities, locally and nationally. Nevertheless, she is one busy lady, with her family, her work for ALLi, her own books and assorted voluntary and village activities. So why a literary festival? Why I Founded the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival Having founded a village fun-run four years ago, I had first-hand experience of how receptive our village is to new ventures…

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Reasons To Read

The world’s a demanding place. Shouldn’t you be doing something more useful than having your nose stuck in a book? Here’s a nice short video from good folks at The School of Life that gives you the answers you need, next time somebody asks you that loaded question. They give four good reasons as to why reading is just about the best possible way to spend your time. Their four reasons to read are: IT SAVES YOU TIME Literature is the ultimate time-saver — giving access to emotions and events you couldn’t otherwise experience. IT MAKES YOU A BETTER PERSON…

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