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What’s new this month?

April 9, 2015

JuliaMcCutchen_darkpurple150Hi Conscious & Creative Writers

The recent onset of spring here in the UK with warm weather, sunshine and blue skies feels magnificently uplifting to me!

I love being able to spend more time outside. Clearing the winter debris from the vegetable garden and making way for this season’s produce provides a wholesome balance with all of my other creative projects.

Spring is a time for planting new seeds, and for three particular aspiring authors, this particular spring will hopefully bear an abundance of conscious and creative fruit over the next six months.

Scholarship Results

These are the successful applicants from our recent Scholarship offering and I am delighted to announce that the winner is Salma Darling with joint second place being awarded to Kimberley Jones and Loan Truong. See here.

I’d like to thank everyone who applied, and take the opportunity to encourage you all to see this spring as the start of a whole new level of commitment to developing your ideas and doing your writing.


If you’d like support and guidance to make real progress with your vision of authorship this year, we have just three places remaining on this year’s Mentoring Series.

The Application Deadline is Wednesday 22 April and you can read about one writer’s experience of working with me by clicking here.


This year’s Conscious Writing Retreat offers you the gift of time and space away from your regular commitments to focus on your creative writing over a luxurious long weekend in the sacred landscape of Glastonbury.

You can see from the image below just how much fun we had last year, not to mention the tangible progress that was made by one and all!

We’d love for you to join us if spending time with like-minded others in conscious living and deep creative writing sounds like your kind of retreat plus some yoga and walking thrown into the mix.

The dates are Friday 22 to Monday 25 May. Read more here.

Today’s article is inspired by reflections following the current focus of my own publishing path as I gear up for the publication of my new book in September. I hope the insights are helpful for you as you plan your trajectory of authorship.

Finally, my publisher Hay House are offering their annual Writer’s Workshop on 16 & 17 May, and we have once again agreed a special extra discount for any of our Free or Full Members who would like to attend. To read more, click here.

To your conscious & creative success!

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 @ 8:30 am

3 Ways to Plan for Success as a Published Author

April 8, 2015

Female rock climber reaching the summit.Completing the final draft of a manuscript is a major threshold for any writer to cross, and is certainly worth celebrating as a significant achievement in its own right.

Once we have surfaced from whatever degree of conscious and creative recharge we require, a whole new level of our progress towards successful published authorship begins.

Naturally, we need to plan ahead to ensure that we stay on track with our intentions to reach our readers with our message and stories.

Yet as Conscious Writers, we are mindful of remaining present in the moment with all aspects of ourselves in alignment despite the future focus. This is how we retain congruence between our head and our heart to guide us as we make important decisions along the way.

Whether we are working with a traditional publisher or choosing the indie self-publishing route, planning for success as a published author means that in addition to our writing, our attention is required for many other activities.

So what are the main areas we need to focus on to give our book the best possible chance of success in the world?


2015 Conscious Writing Scholarship Winners

I am delighted to announce the 2015 Conscious Writers Scholarship Winners who will all receive individual mentoring over the next six months to turn their conscious and creative vision into reality!

1st PLACE:
Salma Darling


Kimberley Jones and Loan Truong


We will share the stories of their progress with you later in the year!

In the meantime, to read more about the Mentoring Series
Click here

Filed under: IACCW Announcements — Tags: , , , , , — Julia @ 11:52 am

IACCW Member Event: Transform Your Beliefs as a Conscious Writer Using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

April 6, 2015

Julia McCutchen interviews Kate Marillat KateMarillat250
on Thursday 9th April

Are your beliefs about success, failure or exposure keeping you from the page? Do you believe your work is ‘good enough?’ Is writing ‘hard’ work or do you believe it can be easy?

In this interview, Kate Marillat will take you on an interactive journey to discover how your beliefs are shaping your relationship with writing, and more importantly, discover how you can transform them using EFT.
You will learn:

  • Why your beliefs are so important & how you formed them from past experiences
  • How the emotional impact of your beliefs could be hindering your writing success
  • Your emotional reaction to your writing identity
  • How EFT can help you regain control of your emotional reactions and be as creativity productive as possible.
  • How to use basic EFT; Kate will guide you through an interactive EFT sequence so you can experience this life-changing technique first hand and use it for times of creative overwhelm, writer’s block and even manifesting literary success.

Kate Marillat is an author, coach, EFT trainer, and all round motivator. Her first non-fiction book Transform Your Beliefs, Transform Your Life EFT Tapping using Matrix Reimprinting was published by Hay House and received accolades from Robert Holden, Sonia Choquette and Dr.Bruce Lipton. Kate Marillat combines her expert knowledge of EFT and creativity to ease people into a state of flow and attract the success they deserve. Read more at

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Conscious Writing Mentoring Series 2015

March 25, 2015

Coaching, Consultancy and Mentoring


Julia McCutchen
Author, Coach & Mentor
IACCW Founder & Creative Director

Application Deadline:

As a coach and mentor, my speciality is to bring deep intuitive insight to open the way for people to realise their true nature, access their authentic voice, and to write – and express their calling in the world – consciously and creatively.

The Conscious Writing Six Month Mentoring Series provides a rhythm, structure and positive accountability for you to begin, develop or deepen your writing with regular feedback on your work to ensure you are always on track with your core purpose as an author.

To read more and apply
click here

Spring Equinox Inspiration + Last Chance to Apply for the 2015 Conscious Writing Scholarship

March 20, 2015

apophysis-421984_200Spring Equinox, Eclipse and Supermoon Inspiration!

To serve the human race in the largest and highest sense, we must bring forth into living expression the truest, the best and the greatest that we can possibly find in the depths of our own sublime beings.

And to this end we need all the inspiration we can receive from nature, all the love and friendship we can receive from man and all the wisdom and power we can receive from God.Christian D. Larson

Conscious Writers nurture the seeds of their inspiration
to express the fullness of their imagination
through authentic creative expression
– on the page and in the world.

To your conscious & creative success!

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PPS Last chance to apply for the 2015 Conscious Writing Scholarship! Application deadline is SATURDAY 21 MARCH. To read more and apply, click here

Free Virtual Event on Wednesday 18 March

March 16, 2015

WritingAsASpiritualPractice-IntroAd-rectangleIn January, bestselling author and O Magazine contributing editor, Mark Matousek shared a wealth of inspiration during his interview for IACCW Free and Full Members on the topic of Writing to Awaken: Self-Realization for Conscious Writers.

Mark teaches writing as a vehicle for transformation, and believes that there is no more powerful tool to work with our stories, our emotions and our dreams than a truly transformative writing practice.

He sees writing as one ofTHE most powerful ways to access our creativity, our passions and our higher purpose for life, as well as understand the lessons from our daily life and free us from the past.

Mark brings three decades of experience as a memoirist, editor, interviewer, survivor, activist and spiritual seeker to his penetrating and thought-provoking work with students seeking to radically transform their lives through writing.

So I am delighted to share with you an invitation to join Mark for a free virtual event called 4 Keys to Freeing Your Soul Through Writing: The Foundations of a Truly Transformative Practice.

To read more and register for your free place
click here

Filed under: General Interest — Julia @ 12:38 pm

What’s new this month?

March 13, 2015

JuliaMcCutchen_darkpurple150Hi Conscious & Creative Writers!

As the days lengthen and the light increases with the onset of spring here in the northern hemisphere, I’m delighted to share that my new book is now finished!

I am somewhat in awe of the of the intensely challenging and richly rewarding process of having written this book from the deepest inside out space it has been possible for me to inhabit at this time.

Yet, stepping back and reviewing the manuscript with a fresh eye after a short break, it feels very much like ‘mission accomplished’!

I’ll look forward to hearing your reaction when it is published in September. In the meantime, there are two opportunities for you to experience the contents directly to guide and support your conscious and creative projects this year.

Scholarship 2015 – Applications Invited

Applications for our 3rd annual scholarship which offers FREE and discounted places for the six month Mentoring Series are now invited.

This opportunity to receive intuitive professional guidance to make tangible progress with your writing ideas has been described as a deep and transformative experience… by the end of the Scholarship, I had completed the first draft of my book.”

The application deadline is the Spring Equinox, Saturday 21 March. To read more, click here.

Conscious Writing Retreat – Two Pay Option

The Early Bird tickets for our retreat which is taking place from Friday 22 to Monday 25 May are now sold out but we have introduced a two pay option so that you can spread the investment over two months.

Why not join us and give yourself the gift of time and space away from the regular routines of everyday life to focus on moving your writing ideas and project(s) forwards this year?

The immersion in three days of conscious living and deep creative exploration will be a memorable and rewarding experience. But don’t just take my word for it – watch some video testimonials and read the words of previous participants by clicking here.

Finally, it seems appropriate to share an edited extract from my book with you this month. It is a reminder of the importance of nurturing your creative soul at every phase of the creative cycle. Read the article by clicking here.


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.

Nurturing Our Creative Soul as Conscious Writers

March 11, 2015

I am delighted to share this edited extract from my new book, ‘Conscious Writing: How to Write from Your Heart with the Voice of Your Soul’ (Hay House, September 2015). Enjoy :-)

creative_wellNurturing our creative soul as Conscious Writers involves frequently filling our inner creative well so that it never runs dry and always allows our creativity to flow freely.

Conscious Creativity teaches us to do this by connecting with the whole creative cycle, and honouring each and every phase.

Yet such an approach is rarely accepted as a valid use of our precious time. Instead we are drawn by the demands of contemporary life in the western world to busy ourselves with endless ‘doing’, and direct our energy exclusively outwards to support family and friends, earn our living, and maintain our personal space.

Whilst we all need to honour our commitments respectfully, let’s remember this process begins with honouring our commitments to ourselves.

In the fast lane of doing all that seems essential, we often forget to replenish our inner resources beyond basic recharging which sees us through to the next stint on the treadmill of activity.

As a result, our output frequently far outweighs the input so we end up feeling exhausted, empty, and eventually, resentful and unwell. No wonder creative dreams are so often unfulfilled!


Full Member Profile – Shelley Hawkins

March 10, 2015

ShelleyHawkins_NEW1501. When did you realize you wanted to write and how long was it before you took action to turn your dream into reality?  

On my 13th birthday, my oldest sister gave me a journal. It was called an empty book at the time. “You write your thoughts in it,” she said. So I did. My adolescent frustrations and observations found their way to those pages with spotty regularity.

Years later, during the ten year transformative experience of environmental illness my writing began in earnest and entered my mind as something to “do.”

An ongoing email conversation with a dear friend, Doug, during those years of relative isolation help me develop my thought processes on virtual paper and the flame was lit.

2. What kind of writing do you do or want to do? 

So far, I have focused on non-fiction and a bit of poetry. I have focused on inspiring others in becoming themselves, living the intentional, creative, and inspired life, and the ability to live deliberately with greater understanding of living from a quantum perspective.


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