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IACCW Member Event: Mindful Writing for Conscious Writers

February 28, 2019

Julia McCutchen interviews Brenda Miller

How do we create space for writing or creativity in a world crowded with many distractions? How can we gain access to our deeper selves in the midst of our busy lives?

At the heart of mindful writing is the ability to slow down and simply observe what is happening, both inside and outside the self. In this interview, Brenda Miller will describe how the power of detailed observation can be translated into writing, and how writing, itself, can become an important contemplative practice plus how to:

  • Create physical and mental space for mindfulness and writing
  • Heighten awareness as a basis for writing
  • Practice writing that articulates the concrete, tactile, sensory world
  • Write quickly, but effectively
  • Take risks in writing
  • Write both alone and in community.

Brenda Miller is the author of three essay collections that explore spirituality and writing and is co-author of two books including The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World. She has received six Pushcart Prizes for her work and is a Professor of English at Western Washington University. For more information see www.brendamillerwriter.com

FREE ACCESS on the Broadcast Date of
THURSDAY 7 MARCH 2019

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IACCW Member Event: How to Develop a Book Marketing Plan

January 31, 2019

Julia McCutchen interviews Dana Lynn Smith

No matter where you are in your publishing journey, a good marketing plan is critical to success.

The key to successful book marketing is to understand your target audiences and develop a strategic plan for reaching them and persuading them to buy. Here’s what you’ll learn in this interview:

  • What marketing tools you need to have in place before your book is published
  • What steps to follow in creating your book marketing plan
  • How your website serves as the hub of everything you do
  • What are the most important promotional strategies for nonfiction, novels, and children’s books
  • How to overcome five common roadblocks to successful book marketing

Don’t wait too late or let inertia or lack of marketing knowledge keep you from realizing the full potential of your book. Get started now on the road to successful book sales.

Dana Lynn Smith, The Savvy Book Marketer, helps authors and indie publishers learn how to sell more books through her how-to guides, training programs, blog, newsletter, and private coaching. She has 17 years of publishing experience and a degree in marketing. Dana is the author of seven book marketing guides including How to Sell More Books on Amazon. For more information visit www.thesavvybookmarketer.com

FREE ACCESS on the Broadcast Date of
THURSDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2019

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IACCW Member Interview: On Being a Writer – A Path of Enquiry

January 3, 2019

Julia McCutchen interviews Robert Holden

True creativity has been described as a living enquiry and the creative act of writing is replete with uncertainty. This can deter all but the most committed creative souls from facing the blank page with courage and fortitude.

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

With multiple bestselling books to his name, Robert Holden explores writing as a meditative path of enquiry and discusses:

  • 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 is a bestselling author whose 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. Robert writes a weekly newsletter for his website and hosts a weekly show on Hay House Radio called Shift Happens!  See www.robertholden.org

FREE ACCESS on the Broadcast Date of
THURSDAY 10 JANUARY 2019

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IACCW Member Event: Heal Yourself with Writing

November 29, 2018

Julia McCutchen interviews Catherine Ann Jones

In this interview, award winning author and IACCW Expert Catherine Ann Jones will lead us through a step-by-step journey of discovery and re-visioning which revolves around focused journaling, a practice that can enable healing and empowerment.

You will learn how to make meaning out of memory and put the past where it belongs — behind you. By the end, you will have an insight into:

  • The story you are living and why you want what you can’t have
  • What soul dialogues are and how they help us get in touch with our inner visionary
  • The powerful transformational mirror of focused journaling
  • How to integrate opposites by standing in the light and facing the darkness
  • What it means to transcend archetypes and discover your personal myth
  • Going beyond traditional psychology and overcome trauma
  • The best way to create space and time for inner growth.

Catherine Ann Jones holds a graduate degree in Depth Psychology and Archetypal Mythology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where she has also taught. She is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, Fulbright Research Scholar and the author of Heal Your Self with Writing. For more information, see www.wayofstory.com

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THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER

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

November 1, 2018

Julia McCutchen interviews Kate Marillat

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?

Using the widely accepted and scientifically proven energy psychology modality, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping) it is possible to dissolve any negative emotions and trace them back to when this reaction and belief was first imprinted.

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.  She 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

FREE ACCESS on the Broadcast Date of
THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER

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IACCW Member Event: Do You Need a Literary Agent?

October 4, 2018

Julia McCutchen interviews Susan Mears

Over the last few years, the world of publishing has changed dramatically. A whole range of publishing solutions are now available for writers who feel inspired to share their ideas, insights and stories with the world at large.

In this interview, experienced literary agent Susan Mears will bring you up-to-date with the latest developments in publishing and explain:

  • How to decide on self-publishing or traditional publishing for your book(s)
  • What level of marketing is right for you whichever publishing option you choose
  • If you need a literary agent and what the benefits are from working with one
  • How to find and approach an agent professionally and with confidence
  • How the market is evolving and what to focus on to succeed as an author today

Susan Mears trained in publishing at Random House and worked as a Senior Editor in three other publishers before founding the Susan Mears Literary Agency in 1993. Since then she has worked internationally representing her authors to the major publishing houses and also to her extensive contacts in the fields of film and television. For more information visit www.susanmears.com

FREE ACCESS on the Broadcast Date of
THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER

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IACCW Member Event: Content Marketing for Conscious Writers

August 30, 2018

Julia McCutchen interviews Michelle Carvill

Once upon a time the publishing of content for a wide audience was in the domain of a few publishing houses, broadcasters and media moguls. Today, anyone can publish written, audio or video material, and share it with the world simply via their mobile phones.

Whether your objective is to get someone to read your book, subscribe to your blog, share your content with others or purchase something, you need to begin by asking and answering a few questions:  what’s your objective, who are your audience, where are they, and how can you engage with them?

By the end of this talk you will understand:

  • How to make the most of the content you create and share on social media channels.
  • Why the concept of ‘You are what you share’ – is an important one.
  • How to think objectively about your goals and social media activity, and answer one key question before you begin.
  • The best way to put a strategy in place for creating fresh and purposeful content regularly.
  • The simple and effective model of Plan, Listen, Analyse to help you deliver on your specific objectives.
  • How blogging is a central and flexible vehicle to share your content and strengthen your visibility online.

Michelle Carvill is Founder of Carvill Creative – a marketing, social media and web agency founded in 2002 – and is co-author of The Business of Being Social. Michelle provides strategic marketing advice to clients covering both traditional and online marketing. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a fully qualified Chartered Marketer. For more information see www.carvillcreative.co.uk

FREE ACCESS on the Broadcast Date of
THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

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IACCW Member Event: How To Make Every Day a Writing Day

August 2, 2018

Julia McCutchen interviews Judy Reeves

Every writer dreams of “getting away”, of finding a time and place where she can really focus on her writing. But what if “away” is a state of mind and that secret, hidden retreat is as near as your sofa or kitchen table or the café around the corner?

It’s called writing practice and it’s in creating such a practice that the novel or memoir or story will actually get written. Through writing practice, every day becomes a writing day.  When you write on a daily basis your self-confidence increases. You explore what interests you; you’re free to make mistakes, to roam the far edges of your imagination, and in the practice, you become a better writer. You become a writer who writes.

In this interview, you’ll learn:

  • How to create a daily writing practice
  • Tips and techniques for finding time and creating space
  • How to get started (and how to keep going)
  • Why and how to use writing prompts
  • What stuck looks like and how to get unstuck
  • How to avoid the critic, the editor and the censor
  • What the 12 essential guidelines for writers are

Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher, and writing practice provocateur who has written four books on writing including A Writer’s Book of Days and Writing Alone, Writing Together. In addition to leading writing practice groups, Judy holds private workshops, teaches at University of California San Diego Extension; San Diego Writers, Ink; and writing conferences internationally. Visit her online at www.judyreeveswriter.com.

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THURSDAY 9 AUGUST

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IACCW Member Event: How to Write a Highly Successful Book Proposal

June 28, 2018

Julia McCutchen interviews Lisa Tener

People often ask whether it’s still possible for a first time author to get a book deal with a major publisher. The answer is a resounding YES!

If you’ve read the books about book proposals but aren’t sure how to apply the specifics to your book, or if you wonder what’s going through an agent’s or publisher’s mind as they read each section of the proposal, look no further.

By the end of this interview you will understand:

  • 5 secrets for 6-figure book deals
  • What agents and publishers really want to know
  • Everything you need to write a highly successful book proposal
  • How to think like an agent or publisher
  • The 3 biggest mistakes to avoid
  • The easiest, most effective and quickest ways to build your author platform

Author Expert and Award Winning Book Proposal Coach Lisa Tener specializes in helping experts, enlightened entrepreneurs and others write and publish a compelling how-to book, self-help book or memoir—taking them step-by-step through her unique process. She teaches on the faculty of Harvard Medical School’s CME publishing course, at national writing conferences, and in her own private book writing courses.  She is a published author and creator of the Stevie Award winning Bring Your Book to Life Program. See www.lisatener.com

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IACCW Member Event: 6 Things Conscious Writers Need to Know About Memoir Writing

May 31, 2018

Julia McCutchen interviews Linda Joy Myers

Memoir writing draws on all aspects of who we are— body, mind and soul. We are challenged to dig deep, to remember, and once again inhabit the skin of who we were and what we have learned.

Writing a memoir is an act of testimony, witnessing, healing. When you write a memoir, you draw upon layers of your consciousness and discover your true nature, your essential self, and are transformed by the process.

In this interview you will learn:

  • How to find the turning points that illuminate the themes of your memoir.
  • How to create scenes that bring your story alive—and why you need scenes.
  • What the various narrators do in your story to manage time and guide the reader.
  • Find the themes that will hook your reader into turning the pages.
  • How writing your authentic truths will free you from the past.
  • That memoir is a path of transformation and healing—for you and your readers.

Linda Joy Myers is president and founder of the National Association of Memoir Writers, and has been a therapist for 33 years in Berkeley, CA. She’s the author of Gold Medal prize winning books including her first book Becoming Whole—Writing Your Healing Story which was a finalist in the ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. See www.namw.org

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THURSDAY 7 JUNE

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