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How Using Tarot Cards Can Help You Write Fiction

As someone who has come to develop a deep interest in esotericism and what might be called “ancient wisdom”—things of a higher nature, aspects of spirituality that have been forgotten and suppressed in this so-called modern age—I found myself a while ago inevitably taking an interest in the Tarot. What Is The Tarot About? If … Read more

Self-Doubt Keeping You From Writing? Here’s How To Beat It

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One of the biggest lessons I have learned since I first started to take writing seriously about five years ago is that to do good work—to do any work at all—you need the ability to get out of your own way. Every single day of a writer’s life brings fresh doubt and uncertainty. Some days … Read more

Quick Writing Hack To Improve Focus And Concentration

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If you’re like most writers, you probably struggle to keep your focus and concentration while writing sometimes. I know I do. Despite having an outside writing space where I can lock myself away, I still have family around me (including a rather energetic and at times loud three year old) so distractions in the form … Read more

How To Embrace Boredom So You Can Be More Creative

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  If you are like most people nowadays, you probably avoid boredom like the plague. From a young age, we tend to be taught that boredom is a negative state. Consequently, we learn to become dreadfully uncomfortable with boredom as we do our utmost to fight it every step of the way. These days in … Read more

3 Tips To Overcome The Resistance That Stops You From Writing

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Most of the work in being a writer does not come from the writing itself. It comes from actually getting started in the first place. The act of writing itself is usually pretty painless once you get going. Sure, there are days when it feels like writing is the hardest thing in the world and … Read more

Marijuana: Does It Make You A Better Writer?

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  I have a confession to make. For the last twenty odd years, I have been smoking weed every night of the week. I also confess to loving it. I don’t drink or do any other drugs (any more), so smoking weed is like my one “vice”, although I don’t think of smoking weed as … Read more

H.R. Giger: A Visual Appreciation Of A Dark Master’s Work

H.R. Giger’s work has always fascinated me-as it has many people-right from when I first saw Alien at a young age (I think I was seven when I saw the movie for the first time). There is just something amazingly unique about Giger’s work that makes it incredibly striking to look at. Looking at Giger’s … Read more

Is There Any Real Value In Writing Down Your Ideas?

I’ve never really been one for writing down ideas in notebooks. I have tried to do so in the past, but I never maintained the practice. I couldn’t stop myself from thinking that it was a waste of time. In the brief periods where I have recorded some of my ideas, I found little benefit … Read more

How To Be Original In Your Writing

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You wanna mess up a writer tell them to write something original. See how long it takes them to freeze up and then fall to bits. What many beginning writers fail to realize to their detriment is that purposely trying to come up with wholly original stuff is folly and only results in one thing: … Read more

Your Subconcious Mind: A Brief Users Guide For Writers

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Where would a writer be without their subconscious? What chance would a story have to be written without the help of the subconscious to tell it? Writers kid themselves into thinking that they are the sole architects of their creations, when really, they aren’t. Sure, a writer does most of the leg work, puts in … Read more

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