Good afternoon and welcome ...

At the IACCW we are passionate about a whole new approach to
conscious creativity, intuitive writing and contemporary publishing
options which open the way for you to discover your authentic
voice – on the page and in the world.

We provide inspiration, information, support and connection for
you to overcome isolation, move through resistance, and
experience the sense of freedom and purpose which
comes from fulfilling your true creative potential.

Whether you are an experienced author or are just
starting to write, we invite you to join us today and
enjoy the journey of taking your message to the
market successfully and with soul.

For details of FULL and FREE Membership, click here

Hay House to publish my new book!

December 10, 2014

HHLogoI am delighted to share that I’ve recently signed a contract with the wonderful Hay House UK for my new book Conscious Writing: How to Write from the Heart with the Voice of Your Soul which will be published in September 2015.

I’m thrilled to partner with one of the most innovative independent publishers around, and I’m looking forward to an exciting year of authorship – and more – ahead!

Roll on 2015 :-)

Juliasig300dpi

 

Filed under: IACCW Announcements — Tags: , , , , , , , — Julia @ 3:49 pm

What’s new this month?

JuliaMcCutchen_darkpurple150Hi Conscious & Creative Writers!

It’s a cold and frosty December morning as I write this last newsletter for 2014. The winter sunshine is pouring through the window and I feel inspired to reflect on the year as it draws to a close.

Conscious Writing Retreat

In January we opened the doors to the first group Conscious Writing Retreat which took place at the end of May. Places sold out within a matter of weeks and the response from participants was phenomenal! I fell in love with leading retreats so we’re offering the same experience next year. Early Bird tickets will be available in January.

Scholarship

In February we offered the 2nd Conscious Writing Scholarship and three writers were awarded free and discounted places for six months of mentoring. I am humbled by the outstanding progress that has been made, and we will be offering this opportunity again in 2015.

Events

Each month we have shared wisdom and insight on conscious & creative topics from a range of fabulous speakers for our Member Events. We have continued to grow our international membership and our favourite conversations will become the “Best of 2014 Interviews” audio CD collection.

Conscious Writing Community

We also re-launched the IACCW Facebook page and are continuing to post regular tips and inspiration to build and support of our Conscious Writing community. Please join us there and “Like” the page if you haven’t already. We love connecting with you directly and warmly welcome your posts and comments!

Individually Guided Retreats

These were created for writers who prefer one to one guidance and individually tailored coaching support. The incredible benefits of this deep immersion away from the usual commitments of everyday life were richly rewarding for all concerned.

Personal Progress

The contribution I make through all of our IACCW offerings arises from my personal practice. As a result, this year my work has reached a whole new level. Hay House will be publishing my new book called Conscious Writing: How to Write from the Heart with the Voice of Your Soul in September 2015. I am delighted to be partnering with such an innovative publisher to spread the word about this holistic approach to deep creative writing.

I am also honoured to have been named by WE Magazine as one of the Top 100 Women in Ecommerce Class of 2014. It didn’t occur to me that I would ever see my face on the cover of a magazine but it just goes to show that you never know what’s around the next corner when you commit to living your truth!

There are always challenges along the way, yet being fully present to all that is, shows us the way to remain in integrity and take skilful action.

On that note, I wish you a fabulous festive season and will look forward to catching up with you again in 2015!

Juliasig300dpi
PS This “Welcome” note is reproduced from the latest issue of the monthly IACCW Journal. If you’re not receiving our newsletter regularly, register with your name and email address in the Start Here box at the top of this page.

A Conscious Approach to the 5 Stages of Writing

December 8, 2014

five-elementsOpinions vary regarding the number of stages involved in the process of writing and range from three to a dozen depending on the way the contents of each stage are distributed.

In Conscious Writing we place a great deal of emphasis on the importance of inner preparation before any outer action is taken so it is no surprise to discover that this is the first of five stages we go through as Conscious Writers:

  1. Preparation
  2. Inspiration
  3. First draft
  4. Refine and revise
  5. Edit and complete

These stages do not necessarily follow a neat linear progression. The initial preparation leads to inspiration and first draft writing although during the early phases of inspiration we may dip regularly back into preparation before a single word meets the page.

The first draft will always require refinement and revision yet this may end up being more of a dance to and fro than a clear cut boundary between one and the other. A great deal depends on the nature of the content, the relationship we have with it, and discovering our optimum way of working.

For our purposes here, exploring each stage in the typical order enables us to appreciate the subtlety and detail of the creative framework as well as the potential contribution a conscious approach can make.

(more…)

What an honour!

JuliaMcCutchenCoverSmall_squarecropWhat a honour to be named by WE Magazine as one of the Top 100 Women in Ecommerce Class of 2014!

It didn’t occur to me that I would ever see my face on the cover of a magazine but it just goes to show that you never know what’s around the next corner when you commit to living your truth!

WhosWho2014250X250I’m delighted to share the link to the magazine here, so if you’d like to check out the other 99 women plus a range of interesting articles – click here

Filed under: IACCW News — Julia @ 12:44 pm

My birthday gift for you

December 3, 2014

blank gift tagHi Conscious & Creative Writers!

Yes, it’s my birthday today, and as always, I have a gift for you to say “thank you” for sharing this conscious & creative journey with me.

For one day only, I am giving FREE access to the audio recordings of ALL IACCW 2014 interviews so far including:

  • The Inside Story of Independent Publishing - Michelle Pilley
  • Quantum Creativity for Conscious Writers – Dr Amit Goswami
  • How to Write a Highly Successful Book Proposal – Lisa Tener
  • 6 Things Conscious Writers Need to Know About Memoir Writing – Linda Joy Myers
  • Writing Wild: How Conscious Writers Can Form a Creative Partnership with Nature – Tina Welling
  • Lucid Dreaming, Lucid Writing: Creative Tools for Conscious Writers – Dr Clare Johnson
  • And more!

Here’s how to acces the audio recordings:

IACCW_FREE_Final

 

Once you are logged in, you will find all the audio recordings with instructions for downloading them on the Past Events page which appears in the left hand navigation bar.

Please remember that regular access to interview recordings is for a maximum of three months at any one time so if you want to add all of these interviews to your library, you need to take action today!

We hope you enjoy the insight and experienced perspective shared by our speakers, and feel inspired to take action to further your own vision of authorship.

Enjoy!

Juliasig300dpi

Filed under: IACCW Announcements — Julia @ 8:00 am

IACCW Member Event: Your Life is a Book: How to Craft Your Memoir as a Conscious Writer

November 27, 2014

Julia McCutchen interviews Brenda PetersonBrendaPeterson_250
on THURSDAY 4 December

Everyone has a remarkable life story. The challenge is to tell it well. A memoir is like a love story, with all the ecstasies, disappointments, and turning points of any relationship. And at the end, you might be surprised to discover that the love of your life is—your life.

Whether you’re writing to leave a legacy, for soul work or for publication, Brenda’s approach to memoir is rich with insight, advice and encouragement for anyone eager to bring their real-life stories to the page. In this interview we will discuss:

  • The Ten Best Tips for Writing Successful Memoir
  • Finding Your Own Voice
  • Showing Up: Creating a Character of the Self
  • One Scene that Explains Your Whole Life
  • The Truth, the Truth, and Nothing But?
  • How to Create a Plot of Your Life Story

Brenda Peterson is a writing teacher and author of eighteen books, including the novel Duck and Cover, chosen by The New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year. Her memoirs are Build Me an Ark and I Want to Be Left Behind, selected by independent bookstores as an Indie Next and “Great Read;” also named among the “Top Ten Best Non-Fiction Books of the Year” by The Christian Science Monitor. Her latest Your Life is a Book co-authored with her long-time New York city literary agent, Sarah Jane Freymann, was selected as an Oprah.com fall 2014 book. See www.BrendaPetersonBooks.com

Listen in Live & Access the Audio:

Our monthly events are FREE to all IACCW Members. Listen in live to our in-depth interviews and training calls AND receive access to the audio recordings PLUS all the other Benefits of IACCW Membership. Join as a FREE or FULL Member today! To read more and join, click here.

November Inspiration for Conscious & Creative Writers

November 18, 2014

extraordinaryMotivation to manifest the extraordinary.

“The Artist archetype embodies the passion to express a dimension of life that is just beyond the five senses. The Artist psyche is animated with the energy to express it into physical forms. The nature or relative grandeur of any form of expression is irrelevant…

The signature of Artists is not in what they do but how intense their motivation is to manifest the extraordinary.

Doing what you do in such a way that you create an emotional field that inspires others also indicates the Artist energy at work, as does the emotional and psychological need to express yourself so much that you’re well-being is wrapped up in this energy.”

Caroline Myss, Sacred Contracts

Conscious Writers are motivated to manifest the extraordinary – on the page and in the world.

Juliasig300dpi

PS Please take a moment to add your comments below here.

Filed under: inspiration — Tags: , , , — Julia @ 12:37 pm

What’s new this month?

November 5, 2014

JuliaMcCutchen_darkpurple150Hi Conscious & Creative Writers!

A few months ago, I realized that the idea I had at the start of the year to run a Conscious Writing retreat in Bali during February 2015 wasn’t going to happen this time around.

It turned out that the retreat centre I had chosen didn’t have any spaces and I didn’t want to book somewhere I hadn’t visited personally.

It felt fine rather than disappointing as I am totally in trust with what is and I intended to return for a personal visit anyway.

However, not long afterwards, the feeling that I wouldn’t be going to Bali at all in 2015 surfaced. I didn’t know why, but accepted the intuition and remained open to how events would unfold.

Over the last three months, the true reasons for me remaining here in the UK have been revealed. Firstly, there is an unexpected personal situation that I outlined in last month’s IACCW Journal.

Hay House to Publish Conscious Writing

Secondly, I am now able to share that I find myself in the position of having to complete the writing for my book by the middle of February as I have just signed a contract with Hay House!

Assuming I can finish the manuscript on time (which admittedly feels like a stretch) the book is due out in September 2015, and my presence will be required to see the book through to publication – and beyond.

We often aren’t aware of the “big picture” when we are concentrating on the details of what we think we want to do – as writers and in life.

Yet, when we pay attention to our intuition and remain open, eventually we are able to see with new eyes and make conscious choices about appropriate action.

So pause for a moment and think about a situation that may not be working out exactly as you had planned.

In what ways can you step back to gain a fresh perspective and apply that view to how you’re thinking and feeling?

Have a wonderfully Conscious & Creative month!

Juliasig300dpi
PS This “Welcome” note is reproduced from the latest issue of the monthly IACCW Journal. If you’re not receiving our newsletter regularly, register with your name and email address in the Start Here box at the top of this page.

Filed under: IACCW News — Julia @ 2:30 pm

Consciously Create Your Audience as a Conscious Writer

November 3, 2014

typewriter250I’m delighted to introduce this guest article by PR and creativity consultant Kat Byles. Enjoy!

Once you’ve consciously written your book, what next? Do you hand it over to a traditional PR consultant to present a formulaic strategy? Or, do you continue to work consciously, aligned with source, and embrace PR as the creative energetic heart of your project?

Consciously creating your audience, sharing your message and your book so that it has a powerful, positive impact can be a fulfilling experience and a lot of fun for you as the author. Here are three keys steps to take to align with your inner wisdom and unfold PR that creates visibility and momentum.

Step 1: Set your higher intention

Your higher intention attracts and inspires your audience to join you. Naturally, you would love to sell more books. Plus ask yourself: what is your higher intention?

To illustrate, Simon Haas, author, ‘The Book of Dharma, Making Enlightened Choices’ applies PR to sell more books. And his higher intention is to share the wisdom of The Dharma Code to empower people to make decisions from their higher selves and transform their lives. This is compelling and a purpose you can choose to support.

(more…)

Filed under: Articles — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Julia @ 3:02 pm

IACCW Member Event: Brain Optimisation for Conscious Writers

October 30, 2014

Julia McCutchen interviews Dr Dani GordonDaniGordon_150
on THURSDAY 6 November

Blocks, overwhelm, disorganization and lack of focus are often huge hurdles writers face which can seriously damage the creative process.

Getting into the creative ‘flow’ state can seem like a lottery. However, with the latest advances in brain imaging technologies, we now know what is involved from a brain perspective for entering into these creative states and can train the brain and the body to make it happen.

By the end of this interview you will understand:

  • How to optimize your brain for maximum creativity
  • What foods and supplements are fundamental for brain functioning
  • How meditation and breathwork can be used to enhance creativity.
  • How neurofeedback and other brain technologies can take your creativity to the next level

Dr. Dani Gordon, MD, CCFP, ABIHM is a Canadian Medical Doctor and American Board Certified Integrative Medicine Specialist Doctor. She is a leading international expert in brain optimization, neuro-nutrition and supplementation, and works with clients who want to reach their peak performance and get the most out of their work and lives. See www.askdrdani.com

Listen in Live & Access the Audio:

Our monthly events are FREE to all IACCW Members. Listen in live to our in-depth interviews and training calls AND receive access to the audio recordings PLUS all the other Benefits of IACCW Membership. Join as a FREE or FULL Member today! To read more and join, click here.

Older Posts »
  • We promise never to sell, rent or give away your name & email address!

Become a Member

Connect With Us On Social Media

Facebook icon medium     Twitter icon medium

FREE Membership

Become an IACCW Member Completely FREE!
 

free_membership


Join us today and enjoy an abundance of conscious & creative inspiration for your writing and authorship! To read all about the Benefits of FREE Membership and
to join, click here

Latest News

* NEW *

The IACCW Speakers Series:
Best of
2013 Interviews
for Conscious & Creative Writers

2013 pack shot

Enjoy this year’s selection of exclusive interviews with successful authors and international experts who all share their knowledge and experience to enable you to succeed as a conscious and creative writer. To read more, click here.

Upcoming Member Events

Writing to Awaken: Self-Realization for Conscious Writers

Mark Matousek

Writing to Awaken: Self-Realization for Conscious WritersEvery life is a work of fiction. Awakening to this important truth, using writing as a tool for self-realization, we are liberated from the myth that our stories are us and freed of the limits that self-created narratives impose on who we actually are.

Read More ...

Show Don't Tell: How Conscious Writers Can Bring the Page to Life

William Noble

Show Don't Tell: How Conscious Writers Can Bring the Page to LifeImagine you are at the theatre watching an exciting spy drama. The stage action is poised, the spy cornered in an empty room and rescue seems remote. Stage shadows lengthen, the spy hears someone at the door. He looks frantically one way, then the other...

Read More ...