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What’s new this month?

August 18, 2017

Hi Conscious Writers!

The month of August is usually associated with summer holidays, and here in the UK it’s no big surprise for it to be distinctly on the cool side and pouring with rain outside!

It’s a far cry from the hot sunny days I remember from childhood.

Nevertheless, it’s still a good moment to take a break of some kind and step off the merry-go-round of endless activity relating to business and personal projects.

The Value of Space

I’ve had my fair share of perpetual busyness over the years and experienced the pendulum swing of extremes from sublime stillness to ridiculous levels of ripping through my perceived priorities at lightning speed.

I learnt the hard way just how damaging that habitual pattern can be and have come to value internal and external space extremely highly.

It’s not just good for my health and well-being; I’ve also discovered from both personal and professional experience just how much difference space makes to the clarity and quality of my creative flow.

A Creative Pause

So right now I’m consciously choosing to take a creative pause and felt inspired to write a blog post about the value of space in the creative cycle – see here.

Wherever you are in relation to the significance of space, I hope this will encourage you to appreciate space and include more of it in your life to honour your creative cycle and your joie de vivre.

Have a wonderfully conscious & creative month.

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 @ 9:02 am

The Value of Space in the Creative Cycle

August 15, 2017

Right now I’m consciously choosing to take a creative pause and immerse myself in the space of unlimited potential.

Of course I’m continuing to honour my regular writing and client commitments (which I love!) but I’m holding fire on planning any major new projects.

Instead, I’m wrapping up the final full stops on the visible and invisible actions required for everything so far, and stepping into the space of “not knowing” to see what comes to greet me.

The Feminine Approach

I always find that when I create internal and external space with a clear intention to remain open to whatever arises new possibilities soon start to appear on the horizon.

Having released my conditioning to “make everything happen”, I’ve shifted into living the reality of allowing, receiving and remaining alert for the next golden thread(s) I feel inspired to follow to be revealed.

This feminine approach enables new ideas and opportunities to take the shape they need to take and gradually come into full view without being pushed or driven or made to fit some intellectual concept of what they “should” be.

The Creative Cycle

Space is one of the most overlooked aspects of the creative cycle.

Yet in the many years of my personal and professional experience I’ve discovered that it’s essential for original insights and authentic ideas to emerge from the realms beyond the filters of the ordinary conditioned mind.

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Filed under: Articles — Tags: , , , , — Julia @ 1:58 pm

IACCW Member Event: Show Don’t Tell – How Conscious Writers Can Bring the Page to Life

August 3, 2017

Julia McCutchen interviews William Noble

Writers should strive to “show” and not “tell.” Showing offers images, presents a picture, provides a scene where things happen, characters interact and story moves forward. Telling explains and lectures about what’s being shown, and when this happens, story progress comes to a halt. Images dry up, characters turn wooden, the audience grows restless.

In the interview, we’ll touch on numerous ways a creative writer can “show” so the reader can see or hear images sparked by words on the page. It works the same with nonfiction as with fiction, with memoir or biography as with a novel or short story. The writer portrays or “shows,” and the reader sees and hears.

We’ll discuss:

  • opening a piece of writing so you “hook” the reader
  • developing tension through conflict
  • creating immediacy so “you are there!”
  • valuing similes and metaphors
  • advancing the story though dialogue
  • appealing to and using the senses

William Noble has been called a “writer’s writer” because of his numerous books which explore the conscious elements of writing creatively. In all, he’s the author or co-author of twenty-three nonfiction books and hundreds of shorter works of fiction and nonfiction in such diverse publications as Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Salon.com. A practicing attorney for seven years, he gave up the law to devote full time to writing and teaching; since 1997, his biography has appeared in Who’s Who In America. For more information, see: www.williamparkernoble.com

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Filed under: IACCW Events — Julia @ 10:10 am

The Art of Spiritual Living Online Retreat – starts 23 July

July 21, 2017

Leading retreats is one of my favourite activities.

Following the exceptional experience we all had at the recent Conscious Writing Retreat for Women, I’m delighted to share that I’m contributing to a wonderful online retreat so you can participate from wherever you are in the world

It’s called “The Art of Spiritual Living Online Retreat” and starts on Sunday 23 July. Oh, and it’s completely FREE!

I’m speaking about what spiritual living means to me and how conscious writing is both an approach to and an expression of what I call conscious living.

I also lead a guided practice with a live writing exercise so I do hope you’ll register for the event to enjoy my session as well as all the others which include 25 visionaries teaching intentional creativity, conscious movement and more

Read more and register

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Filed under: Conscious & Creative Living — Julia @ 9:11 am

Writing to Awaken – New Book by Mark Matousek

July 18, 2017

I’m delighted to share that my friend and colleague Mark Matousek has a new book called Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation and Self-Discovery which has just been published.

Using forty-eight lessons taken from Mark’s teaching experiences, Writing To Awaken guides the reader through a yearlong process of self-inquiry and illumination through radical truth-telling and targeted questions.

By learning to expose the “falsehoods of self” – the stories we mistake for the truth in our lives – we’re freed of obsolete narratives so that we can live with greater authenticity, passion, and creativity in the world.

These lessons have helped thousands of students awaken to their inner lives and grow psychologically, as well as spiritually.

Filled with powerful stories and revealing exercises, this book opens the craft of writing as a way to dive into the art of self-reflection. It will restore meaning and change your life.”~Mark Nepo

To read more, click here.

Filed under: General Interest — Julia @ 5:30 pm

What’s new this month?

July 17, 2017

Hi Conscious Writers!

What an exceptional retreat experience we all had this year!

It was an utterly amazing group of women, and I feel deeply honoured to have had the opportunity to guide and facilitate their process of creative awakening and authentic self-expression.

Witnessing the emergence of their clarity about who they truly are and their expansion of confidence to share what they’re here to share was like seeing beautiful flowers open from tightly closed buds and come into full bloom.

Comments and Quantum Leaps

Comments such as “my life is changed forever”, “truly transformational”, “beyond amazing”, “a gateway to the authentic me”, “quite honestly, I’m blown away by the results”… say it all (read more feedback here).

It’s confirmed for me beyond any shadow of doubt that experiencing my conscious and creative approach in person at a retreat is one of the most powerful ways for people to take massive quantum leaps!

So this may have been the last retreat at this particular venue, but I remain completely committed to leading retreats going forwards and I’ll be intrigued to see how everything takes shape in the coming months.

Online Retreat

In the meantime, a virtual retreat experience may not equate to what I’ve described above, but it does mean you can participate from wherever you are in the world.

So I’m delighted to share that you can join me and 25 visionaries from around the world for the Art of Spiritual Living Online Retreat which starts on Sunday 23 July.

I’m speaking about what spiritual living means to me and how conscious writing is both an approach to and an expression of what I call conscious living.

I also lead a guided practice with a live writing exercise so I do hope you’ll register for the event to enjoy my session as well as all the others which include intentional creativity, conscious movement and more – read the detail here.

Have a wonderfully conscious & creative month!

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 @ 9:00 am

Intuition – A Trusted Ally for Conscious Writers

July 15, 2017

Before the technical revolution began the process of redrafting the landscape, I learned the business of publishing from the ground up.

Inspired by the mission of communicating perennial wisdom to a contemporary international audience, I quickly realized that commissioning books for publication was more of an art than a science.

This was especially the case in the world of independent publishing, where breaking new ground and working at the cutting edge were the norm.

Working Intuitively

I hadn’t planned to develop my intuition as part of my work. Yet it wasn’t long before I experienced the limitations of decisions made on facts and figures alone.

Introducing timeless knowledge to a rapidly developing marketplace required greater insight than the study of past success provided.

Add to that the publishing reality of working one or two years ahead of the moment readers would discover the end results in printed form, and it became clear that a sixth sense” would be extremely valuable.

The Difference that Makes the Difference

Looking back, I now see that making a conscious choice to develop my intuition at an early stage of my publishing career was the difference that made the difference – not just to my work, but to all areas of my life.

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Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Julia @ 1:40 pm

The Power of Writing FREE Interview Series

July 13, 2017

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Are you as ready as you’ll ever be to develop a powerful writing practice that is inspired, consistent and fulfilling?

Here’s your opportunity to step onto a new level as a writer!

I’m joining 20 other experts on a FREE Interview Series called The Power of Writing: Discover and share your gifts by developing a purposeful and powerful writing practice.

You’ll discover tips and strategies to help overcome procrastination and blocks, issues of time, consistency and inspiration, and find out how to apply what you learn to the many types of writing including fiction, non-fiction, memoir, journaling and blogging.

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Filed under: General Interest — Julia @ 1:39 pm

IACCW Member Event: How to Discover Your Authentic Wild Voice as a Conscious Writer

July 6, 2017

Julia McCutchen interviews Judy Reeves

As its name implies, wild voice is untamed and unbounded. It goes deep, like roots. Wild voice is what gives a writer the sentence or phrase that seems to come out of nowhere. Language erupts spontaneously with wild voice. It appears as writing that surprises both the writer and the reader. Wild voice is when the writing comes freely and easily, intuitively. The language is of the writer’s own making and the rhythm is the beat of her own drummer.

In this interview, Judy Reeves will discuss the concept of “wild voice” and how writers can access that voice to give expression to stories, memories, thoughts, and feelings that are often ignored or set aside and how these might be explored for the wisdom they can offer.

We’ll discuss:

  • What we mean when we use the word “authentic” in context with creative writing.
  • How writing from your authentic wild voice is different than following the directives of writing exercises that focus on the craft of writing.
  • How you can access your authentic wild voice
  • The benefits of writing from the authentic wild voice for Conscious Writers

Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher, and writing practice provocateur who has written four books on writing, including the award-winning A Writer’s Book of Days. Her work has appeared in magazines, literary journals, and anthologies; most recently, Expressive Writing, Classroom and Community. She has edited several anthologies and chapbooks, including those born out of her Wild Women writing workshops, which she has led since 1997. For more information visit www.judyreeveswriter.com and www.livelymuse.com

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Filed under: IACCW Events — Julia @ 10:05 am

What’s new this month?

June 12, 2017

Hi Conscious Writers!

I love it when the universe delivers real and resonant opportunities seemingly out of the blue!

This has been my experience on numerous occasions over the years and every time it happens, I pause to acknowledge the ‘greater forces’ at work.

This month, both of the Highlights are examples of this phenomenon.

Highlight #1

The Conscious Writing Retreat for Women (last call for Early Bird tickets – deadline FRIDAY 9 JUNE!) grew out of a ‘chance’ conversation and an introduction to the amazing venue we’ve been using for the last 4 years. Read more here.

Highlight #2

And a couple of months ago, I received an invitation to speak at a FREE Interview Series called The Power of Writing which starts on MONDAY 26 JUNE.

In all honesty, I often find myself declining such invitations as it’s a high priority for me to feel a genuine sense of resonance with the energy and intentions behind the people and the purpose of events like this.

On this occasion, it’s been a real pleasure to connect with host Dawn Purcell’s enthusiasm for presenting a series of interviews that will genuinely guide writers to develop a powerful writing practice that is inspired, consistent and fulfilling.

My interview will be available for 48 hours and will be aired again, at the end of the series, for an additional 72 hours. Read more here.

Perhaps one or both of these opportunities will resonate with you too?

If so, I urge you to pay attention to your intuitive nudge and follow through straight away. If not now, when?

Have a wonderfully conscious & creative month!

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.

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