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May Inspiration for Conscious & Creative Writers

May 19, 2015

creative_soul+craft300Prepare to Be Creative

‘In order to be creative you have to prepare to be creative. No one can give you your subject matter, your creative content; if they could, it would be their creation and not yours. But there’s a process that generates creativity – and you can learn it. And you can make it habitual.

There’s a paradox in the notion that creativity should be a habit. We think of creativity as a way of keeping everything fresh and new, while habit implies routine and repetition. That paradox intrigues me because it occupies the place where creativity and skill rub up against each other.

It takes skill to bring something you’ve imagined into the world: to use words to create believable lives, to select the colors and textures of paint to represent a haystack at sunset, to combine ingredients to make a flavorful dish. No one is born with that skill. It is developed through exercise, through repetition, through a blend of learning and reflection that’s both painstaking and rewarding. And it takes time… If art is the bridge between what you see in your mind and what the world sees, then skill is how you build that bridge.’

Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit

Conscious Writers combine soul and craft.
Where do you need to place more emphasis at this time?

To your conscious & creative success!

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

Filed under: inspiration — Tags: , , , , — Julia @ 4:15 pm

What’s new this month?

May 6, 2015

JuliaMcCutchen_darkpurple150Hi Conscious & Creative Writers

May is one of my favourite months of the year. The vibrant landscape shimmers with new life and the delicate blossom scintillates against the backdrop of a myriad shades of green.

Nature responds effortlessly to the increased light and warmer days. As Conscious Writers, we have the same opportunity to pour forth our creative offerings when the right conditions are present.

This month, here at the IACCW we are focused on the forthcoming Conscious Writing Retreat which has been created to offer you the optimum environment for cultivating your creative ideas and developing your conscious writing projects.

It’s taking place from 22 – 25 May over a luxurious long weekend in the sacred landscape of Glastonbury, and we have just a few places left! Read more here.

We are also delighted to share in this month’s newsletter an extract from a new book The Calm Center by Steve Taylor which is an exquisite example of Conscious Writing. It has been described by Eckhart Tolle as a book that will ‘awaken you to the spiritual dimension.’ Read it here.

Finally, there is still time to benefit from the special discount that Hay House is offering to ALL IACCW Members on tickets for their highly acclaimed Writer’s Workshop event in London on 16 & 17 May. Read more here.

Have a wonderfully conscious and 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.

The Calm Center of Your Creative Core

May 5, 2015

Peace-Compass-Inner-Core-350I am delighted to introduce this extract from Steve Taylor’s new book ‘The Calm Center’ as an exquisite example of Conscious Writing. Enjoy!

The Core

It can take a whole lifetime to become yourself —
years of feeling adrift and alone
acting a role you were never meant to play
stammering in a language you weren’t meant to speak
wearing clothes that don’t fit
trying to pass yourself off as normal
but always feeling clumsy and unnatural
like a stranger pretending to be at home
knowing that everyone can sense your strangeness
and resents you because they know you don’t belong.

But slowly, through years of exploration
you see landmarks that you somehow recognize
hear vague whispers that seem to make sense
strangely familiar words, as if you had spoken them yourself
and ideas that resonate deep down, as if you already knew them.
And slowly, your confidence grows
and you walk faster, sensing the right direction
feeling the magnetic pull of home.

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Filed under: Articles — Julia @ 11:25 am

IACCW Member Discount for Hay House Writer’s Workshop 16 & 17 May

* Special Discount for ALL IACCW Members *

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This weekend workshop will give you the combined wisdom of more than 50 years of writing and publishing experience in four information-packed sessions, including workshops with Hay House President/CEO Reid Tracy and Hay House authors Lynne McTaggart and Michael Neill.

All attendees of the workshop are eligible to submit a manuscript to us and one will be selected to win a publishing contract with Hay House and £3000 advance.

You’ll learn:

  • How to organize your thoughts into a book
  • How to rewrite and refine your work
  • How to manifest the determination to publish your book
  • How to get a publisher’s attention
  • How to write a book proposal
  • How to make a business out of being a writer/author
  • And more!

IACCW FREE & FULL MEMBERS

1. Login to the Members area here
2. Locate your special discount code (see Hay House Discount page)
3. Use it when you book your place!

To read more and book your place
Click here

If you have any questions about this event,
please contact Hay House directly.

Filed under: General Interest — Tags: , , , , , , , — Julia @ 11:07 am

IACCW Member Event: On Being a Writer: A Path of Enquiry

April 30, 2015

Julia McCutchen interviews Robert Holden RobertHolden250
on Thursday 7th May

When we approach writing as a path of enquiry, we learn to ‘live the questions’ of creative uncertainty as Rainer Maria Rilke famously advised in his seminal work Letters to a Young Poet. In doing so, the answers gradually present themselves.

As writers, our enquiry leads to answers about the deepest levels of our content and how we can become an open-hearted conduit for the right words to meet the page. In this interview, we will explore writing as a meditative path of enquiry and discuss:

  • The purpose of writing – what inspires you to write?
  • Writing as a spiritual practice – who is doing the writing?
  • Your relationship with the blank page, and how to make friends with it.
  • Not feeling ready to write, and other common blocks to writing.
  • Your dialogue with your inner critic – how to write and be free.
  • Recognizing your authentic voice, and daring to be more authentic.

Robert Holden’s work on psychology and spirituality has been featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, a PBS special Shift Happens! and in two major BBC-TV documentaries. He is author of numerous successful books including his latest, Life Loves You co-written with Louise Hay. Robert writes a weekly newsletter for his website and hosts a weekly show on Hay House Radio called Shift Happens!  He posts daily on his Facebook page (drrobertholden).  See www.robertholden.org

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April Inspiration for Conscious & Creative Writers

April 20, 2015

creativespark_cropped_250First Spark of the Creative Fire

“The first spark of the creative fire to arrive in our conscious awareness is the initial flash of inspiration which reflects the early flowers of spring emerging from the bare winter soil.

When we feel inspired and in touch with our muse, we effortlessly transcend our everyday self and sense unlimited potential from our ignited view.

Nature shows us the way. Will you join the dance of creation this springtime?

To your conscious & creative success!

PS Extract from my new book Conscious Writing (Hay House, September 2015). Please take a moment to respond and add your comments below here.

PPS Last chance for Conscious Writing MentoringApplication deadline WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL. To read more and apply, click here.

Filed under: inspiration — Julia @ 4:19 pm

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.

Mentoring

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.

Retreat

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?

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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

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JOINT 2nd PLACE:
Kimberley Jones and Loan Truong

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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 www.katemarillat.com

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