Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Creative Writing Energy - Photos

I was thrilled to have print books of Creative Writing Energy to sell at the RWA Conference last weekend.

Paradox Book Covers and Formatting did a great job preparing our files.

IngramSpark did a fabulous job printing them.

Melanie Coles was incredible. She went above and beyond her role when she helped me track down my delivery when it was 'misplaced'. Thank you, Melanie!

If you managed to receive one, and you're missing out on the coloured photos, never fear. I'll place them here so you can have the benefit of colour!

I hope you enjoy the book and find your creative writing energy!

Soul Trees Oracle Cards - page 41
Soul Trees Reading - page 42

Oracle Cards - page 44

Guardian Tarot - page 53
Mary-El Tarot - page 55

My handmade Runes - page 59

Runes for reading - page 59

Monday, 8 July 2019

Creative Writing Energy

I've taken a slight detour and co-written a non-fiction book with fellow author, Kim Petersen.

You may recognise her name because earlier this year we worked together on the Untamed Destinies anthology, along with Beth Prentice.

It's been like a whirlwind. I met Kim not that long ago, and yet, here we are with almost 2 books out together. We've got plans aplenty, some wild imaginings, and loads of interesting ideas.

We don't seem to stop. It's like there's a pressing need to achieve. I've never felt anything like this before.

Creative Writing Energy: Tools to Access Your Higher-Creative Mind is a book for writers, primarily, but hopefully other creatives may find it interesting too.

The blurb for our book is here. I guess you could term it 'spiritual' or 'new age' or 'alternate' or some of those type of words. I seem to call it 'woo-woo' and although I do it half-jokingly, there's a seriousness to it too. I don;t like any of the other terms because they seem rather confining, and this book doesn't really have barriers.

We've taken some of the lessons we've learned, and some of the things we do, and tried to explain how we use/relate those in the context of our writing, so we could share it with people.

We've covered topics like Imagination, Nourishing Body and Mind, Meditation, Mindfulness, Dreamtime, Pendulum, Oracle Cards, Crystals and Gemstones, Tarot, Runes, Connecting with Higher Self, Soul Purpose, Creation and Creativity.

Kim and I are quite different. We come at these things from quite different places, write in different styles, use different techniques, and yet, I think it might work. I think we're a bit yin-yang / left-brain-right-brain. I hope that one of us might resonate with some, and the other with others.

We're really going out on a limb with this - not just talking about this 'weird' stuff, but we're doing videos and popping them on YouTube. Neither of us are really into video-ing, so it's a bit of a steep learning curve. And we laugh so much, mess it up often, but hey, we're trying and having a bit of fun, and surely that's what life's about. Right?

To go with this book, we're going to email out weekly Creative Writing Energy Prompts and Affirmations to anyone who joins up in our writing community. So please follow this link if you'd like more information, and to sign up (there's a button when you get there, you won't automatically be signed up by clicking here).

If you're interested in the YouTube videos, the links are there too. You can watch the first one here (if I work this out!).

Our book is releasing in early August. I hope you might have a read and enjoy it.