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Inspiration’s Footprints

Inspiration’s Footprints

How do we behave when we’re inspired? We talk about inspiration being a great mystery and yet there’s no mystery in the difference between how we act when we’re inspired and how we behave when we’re not; the feeling of riding the crest of a wave, the drop in the...
Amor Fati – The Love of Fate

Amor Fati – The Love of Fate

Do you always love what happens in life? Sure, when you get that great idea, or if a piece of writing is praised, but what about when your novel is sagging, or when you can’t summon the motivation to write? If we’re not spending the majority of our day, enjoying...
This is persistence, but not as we know it

This is persistence, but not as we know it

I’ve always known about phrases like, ‘never give up!’ in relation to writing. What I find interesting is how this may not be motivating at all as we feel different to the people who ‘got there’ through persistence with their writing. It’s like they have something we...
I want to write, but I’m not clever enough

I want to write, but I’m not clever enough

When I was little, I didn’t think I was clever enough to be a writer. It wasn’t until my mid-twenties that I committed to this path, even though I’d wanted to for a lot longer. I’d always had this fear of ‘lack’. I didn’t have brains, and you had to have brains to...

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