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IACCW Member Event: How to Craft Compelling Online Courses from Your Creative Content

May 1, 2018

Julia McCutchen interviews Mark Matousek

Most of us who write understand that earning an abundant living exclusively from writing books is the exception rather than the rule. The reality is that the bulk of our income as authors is likely to come from the related activities we create to share our ideas, insights and stories.

One of the most popular options today, particularly for appealing to an international audience, is to develop online courses – taught live and through audio or video – to share the material from any body of work we’ve created, including books. In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • See your content with fresh eyes and understand what participants will need
  • Extract material from what you already have and add practical details to craft your course
  • Turn one book or body of work into several different online courses
  • Identify the best way to teach your course – live and/or through video and audio
  • Decide whether to offer your course exclusively to your own audience or partner with others for a broader reach

Mark Matousek is the award-winning author of five books, a featured blogger and contributor to numerous anthologies and publications. A popular lecturer and writing teacher, he is on the faculty of the New York Open Center, The Omega Institute and Esalen, amongst others. His latest book is Writing to Awaken. For more information see www.markmatousek.com

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IACCW Member Event: The Power of Self-Belief – Owning Your Worth as a Writer with a Message

March 29, 2018

Julia McCutchen interviews Nancy Levin

Have you ever asked yourself, “Who am I to write a book?”

Are you longing to share your own experience in service of others, but question being good enough?

During this interview, best-selling author, master coach and lifelong writer Nancy Levin will guide you to recognize, harness and actualize your strengths inside, as she sheds light on themes including:

  • Uncovering, revealing and expressing your truth
  • Listening the whispers you’ve been shooing away
  • Honoring your resistance
  • Shifting the limiting shadow beliefs that are blocking your power
  • Unconcealing the unconscious commitments that are sabotaging your success
  • Reclaiming your worth out from the hands of others so you’re no longer seeking external validation

Nancy Levin is the author of Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth to Grow Your Net Worth, Jump … And Your Life Will Appear, Writing For My Life. She’s a Master Integrative Coach and the creator of the Jump Coaching and Worthy Coaching Programs, working with clients – privately and in groups – to live in alignment with their own truth and desires. She was the Event Director at Hay House for 12 years and hosts her own weekly call-in show Jump Start Your Life on Hay House Radio. Visit www.nancylevin.com

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IACCW Member Event: A Conscious & Creative Approach to Launching & Marketing Your Blog

March 1, 2018

Julia McCutchen interviews Marianne Pestana

Move from ‘How to Wow’ in developing a blog that follows your conscious path while inspiring your creativity, and your readers!

Many people struggle with developing content for blogging and particularly with self promoting. Yet there are many simple (and in many cases free) tools to keep you authentic and excited about blogging and marketing your unique gifts.

In this session, you’ll learn how to find creativity in your day, how to market yourself with a conscious approach as well as creative and inspiring ways to move into being a more expansive blogger generally. We’ll discuss:

  • What to think about before launching your blog
  • What platforms are the easiest to use in creating your blog
  • Tools to turn on your creativity
  • How staying heart-centred attracts your tribe online
  • Shifting perspectives to shift your writing world
  • Marketing 101 for the conscious blogger
  • Taking your blog to the next level with heart-centred marketing
  • Shining you light in the world one blog post at a time

Marianne Pestana is the highly acclaimed radio show host of Moments with Marianne on Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network & WMEX 1510AM Boston, heard in over 135 countries with over 800k listeners.  Marianne’s entrepreneur experience, previously as a VP of Sales and currently a highly successful Literary Publicist, Marketing insider and Social Media Strategist for over 13 years, has uniquely equipped her to train and mentor thousands of people worldwide from first time entrepreneurs to high level CEOs and corporations. Her conscious and intuitive perspective to life and business provides an innovative and out of the box approach that inspires all those she comes in contact with. For more information visit www.MariannePestana.com and  http://dreamvisions7radio.com/moments-with-marianne-tm/

It’s time for you to stand in the light, add more fun to your creative process and shine!

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THURSDAY 8 MARCH 2018

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IACCW Member Event: What Conscious Writers Need to Know About Writer’s Block

January 25, 2018

Julia McCutchen interviews Rosanne Bane

Most writers wonder at times what the heck is going on inside their heads when they want to write, but can’t. Why do we procrastinate, follow distractions, criticize ourselves, demand perfection and delay the writing that we’ve been given to share?

When we understand what’s happening inside our brain, we can learn to overcome resistance in the moment and rewire our brain in the long term to develop productive, sustainable writing habits.

In this session with self-professed brain geek Rosanne Bane, you will:

  • Learn about your brain in easy-to-understand, layperson’s terms
  • Understand why a limbic system takeover trumps your writing commitment and creativity
  • Discover what you can do to reverse those limbic system takeovers and put your creative cortex back in the driver’s seat
  • Recognize why habits are far more valuable and reliable than discipline or will power
  • Identify the three habits that support the writing life
  • Decide which habits you’re ready to adopt and design your commitment plan to build those habits
  • Gain appreciation for your own efforts so far, and be reassured that you can be the writer you want to be and the world needs you to be.

Rosanne Bane, M.A. is a creativity coach, teaching artist, speaker and author of Around the Writer’s Block: Using Brain Science to Solve Writer’s Resistance and Dancing in the Dragon’s Den: Rekindling the Creative Fire in Your Shadow. A veteran teaching artist of more than 20 years Rosanne specializes in helping creative people understand why it’s so hard (at times) to do the very thing they love to do. For more information, visit www.RosanneBane.com and www.BaneOfYourResistance.com

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IACCW Member Event: Creating from the Space Within

December 28, 2017

Julia McCutchen interviews Michael Neill

There is a space within us where the screenwriter Sacha Gervasi tells us, “time stands still and creative ideas flow through like a river.” It’s the space of pure possibility – point zero for any creative endeavor.

Join me alongside Michael Neill, author of The Space Within, for a fascinating exploration of how close at hand this deeper potential sits, and how to find it within yourself and spend more time in it in your work.

We will explore:

  • Why self-esteem and self-confidence are largely irrelevant to your success as a writer
  • How to shift your relationship with a blank page
  • A different way of thinking about discipline
  • Spending more time in the river and less time sitting watching from the shore
  • How do you know when you’re done?

Michael Neill is an internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author of The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within. He has spent over 25 years as a coach, adviser, friend, mentor, and creative spark plug to celebrities, CEOs, royalty, and people who want to get more out of themselves and their lives. His books have been translated into 17 languages, and his public talks, retreats, and seminars have touched and transformed lives at the United Nations and on six continents around the world. Michael’s weekly radio show, Living from the Inside Out, has been a listener favorite on Hay House Radio for over a decade; his TEDx talk, ‘Why Aren’t We Awesomer?’, has been viewed by over 150,000 people around the world. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook, and get access to the Caffeine for the Soul podcast and blog at www.michaelneill.org.

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IACCW Member Event: Ensouling Language – The Art of Non-Fiction for Conscious Writers

November 30, 2017

Julia McCutchen interviews Stephen Harrod Buhner

Approaching writing as a sacred art, Stephen Buhner explores the core of the craft: the communication of deep meaning that feeds not just the mind but also the soul of the reader. Tapping into the powerful archetypes within language, he shows how to enrich your writing by following “golden threads” of inspiration while understanding the crucial invisibles essential to the art of both fiction and nonfiction.

By the end of this in-depth interview, you will have an appreciation of how to:

  • craft language with feeling and vision, employ altered states of mind to access the writing trance, and clear your work by recognizing the powerful sway of clichéd thinking and hidden baggage
  • intentionally generate duende–that physical/emotional response to art that gives you chills, opens up unrecognized aspects of reality, or simply resonates in your soul
  • infuse your nonfiction, especially how-to and self-help, with the same power and luminosity as great fiction
  • reliably induce the dreaming state from which all great writing comes, and apply the core perceptual tools of analogical thinking and the capacity for deep feeling
  • explore the subtle techniques of powerful writing, from inducing associational dreaming in the reader, to language symmetry, sound patterning, foreshadowing, feeling flow, and more.

Stephen Harrod Buhner is the multiple-award-winning author of 17 works of nonfiction and one of poetry. He is fully supported by his writing and believes that any writer who puts the depths of themselves into their work and learns how to concentrate that luminous essence powerfully into language can do so as well. He lives in New Mexico on the edge of the Gila wilderness where he is involved in working with wild plant ecosystems, ensouling habitation through a long term project with an abandoned adobe warehouse, and music where he is working to capture the power of duende and language in a newly emerging combined medium. For over twenty years he traveled widely throughout the U.S. and the Western European Isles teaching about duende, Earth relationship, and wild plant medicines. For more information, visit www.gaianstudies.org

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IACCW Member Event: Navigating the Seven Stages of Creativity

November 2, 2017

Julia McCutchen interviews David Ulrich

One of the hallmarks of the creative process is readily distinguishable stages of evolution, from conception through completion. Understanding these stages in an experiential manner can help fulfill our creative potential and assist us in deeply serving others through our works.

In this interview, creativity is viewed as a path towards self-realization, a means of opening to the depth mind, a fertile ground for the necessary encounter with our demons and resistances, and a marriage of self with the sources from which our works spring.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify and fully engage the seven stages of creativity
  • Find greater connection to the “writer within,” free of fear and self-limiting inner dialogue.
  • Open to the resonant sources of epiphany and insight, which lie waiting within us all.
  • Use creativity as a means towards self-revealment and greater consciousness of both: the inner and outer worlds.
  • Discover your authentic voice, that which grows from your identity and being
  • Learn techniques for a disciplined approach to craft and for bringing works to fruition and completion.
  • Explore disintegrating your ego and integrating your shadow, and how these dynamics may assist you in growing towards wholeness, authenticity, and fluid creativity—and become a contributory force in the world.

David Ulrich is a photographer and writer. He is the author of The Widening Stream: the Seven Stages of Creativity, and the co-editor of Through Our Eyes: A Photographic View of Hong Kong by its Youth. His work has been published in numerous books and journals including Aperture, Parabola, MANOA, and Sierra Club publications. He is a Consulting Editor to Parabola Magazine and a frequent contributor. Ulrich’s photographs have been exhibited internationally in over seventy-five one-person and group exhibitions nationwide. He is a program coordinator and faculty member of Pacific New Media, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is currently finishing a memoir/essay on seeing and visual perception: Longing for Light: Into the Heart of Vision. Visit www.creativeguide.com and www.theslenderthread.org

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IACCW Member Event: Creating Time to Write

September 28, 2017

Julia McCutchen interviews Marney Makridakis

For many writers, time is one of the biggest obstacles to fulfilling their potential. But what if you could mould, craft, and create time to be anything you would like it to be based on the understanding that time is in your hands?

Marney K. Makridakis teaches a pioneering approach to time that goes way beyond time management, and shows how to create time through enlightening ideas, creative perspectives and self-revealing projects to reshape the ways you view, and use, time.

In a dynamic conversation tailored specifically for writers, Marney will introduce her approach to time and explain the practical tools you need to create time for your writing and for enriching the whole spectrum of meaning and purpose in your life.

By the end you will understand:

  • Why traditional time management techniques often don’t work for writers
  • An alternative approach to integrate into our writing – and our whole lives
  • The main challenges that writers have with time
  • Creative, innovative approaches to address these challenges
  • How a new relationship with time can dramatically impact your writing and your life

Marney K. Makridakis is the author of Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life. She founded the Artella online community for creators of all kinds and the print magazine Artella. A popular speaker and workshop leader, she created the ARTbundance approach of self-discovery through art. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Visit her online at www.artellaland.com and www.facebook.com/CreatingTime.

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IACCW Member Event: The Inside Story of Independent Publishing

August 31, 2017

Julia McCutchen interviews Michelle Pilley

Independent publishers have always been a strong creative force in the publishing world. Those who are thriving in the market today have developed a different, sustainable way of publishing which has enabled their businesses and their authors to thrive.

Hay House is a shining example of the new face of independent publishing. As a curator of content, they lead the way with a strong commitment to finding creative solutions for one of the key questions facing us all: how to put great books in front of the people who are interested in reading them?

Join us to hear what Hay House UK managing director and publisher Michelle Pilley has to say on:

  • How the book industry has changed in the last five years
  • Where traditional publishers still triumph over self-publishing
  • What makes an author attractive to an independent publisher
  • How to develop a strong author profile and platform
  • The challenges in the market right now
  • Future opportunities for authors

Michelle Pilley is the managing director and publisher of Hay House UK. She started work as an assistant to a Publisher of a vintage car and bike company and did her editorial training at a business consultancy. After a couple of years travelling, Michelle returned to the UK to work for Waterstone’s where she was able to explore her passion for spirituality and Mind Body Spirit topics. Since then she has worked at HarperCollins where she became the Senior Commissioning Editor for MBS, then Features Editor for Kindred Spirit magazine, she helped set up Anita Roddick’s publishing house, and finally joined Hay House Inc in 2002 to form Hay House UK.  For more information visit www.hayhouse.co.uk

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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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