Pace Yourself

For the Conscious Writer I must admit, pacing myself is my weakness. I like face paced. I like writing the way I think so often times my writing is jagged. I skip over important details and jump right in. Pacing your story and yourself in real life is important. It’s not all about balance likeContinue reading “Pace Yourself”

Signs You’ve Matured During the Pandemic

For the Conscious Writer First, regardless of how you feel, I want you to accept that you are at the peak of your mountain right now. Sit down and enjoy the view. In other words, appreciate the fruits of your labor. As a conscious writer, you are not just writing but also changing who youContinue reading “Signs You’ve Matured During the Pandemic”

Encouragement for the Lost

For the Conscious Writer One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star. -Friedrich Nietzsche There are going to be times of feeling completely lost. Like you’re in a room without even a sliver of light. Or that moment when the lights go dim and our eyesContinue reading “Encouragement for the Lost”

Meditation, Protection, Transformation

For the conscious writer 3 things you need in your daily writing ritual Meditation, Protection, and Transformation are the three things you need in your locker as a conscious writer. Without these things, you can still move forward but not efficiently and there will be more setbacks than need be. Here’s some reasons why: A.WithoutContinue reading “Meditation, Protection, Transformation”

Stepping Out of Your Story and Embracing the Powerlessness of Someone Else’s

For the Conscious Writer The great thing about writing you’re own stories is that we have a good idea about what is going to happen. What can be interesting is when we have to leave our stories and gain that sense of powerlessness when we enter into someone else’s story There’s two aspects to this,Continue reading “Stepping Out of Your Story and Embracing the Powerlessness of Someone Else’s”

Right Now is Important

For the Conscious Writer “The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” — Abraham Maslow We get wrapped up. At least I do. The story eats away at me. I forget what it feels like to just be in reality for a few hours. I obsess my charactersContinue reading “Right Now is Important”

What’s the Next Lesson?

For the Conscious Writer Intentional learning is part of the writing process. The best way to learn intentionally is to set learning goals. The great thing is that anything you learn can be incorporated into your writing. So think about what you’d be interested in learning. What would spark your curiosity? Then follow the rabbit.Continue reading “What’s the Next Lesson?”

How to Let Go While Feeling Everything

For the Conscious Writer “Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective.” Dalai Lama As a conscious writer, it’s important to be able to let a story go. It starts during creation, even though you shouldn’t think too much about what to get rid of whileContinue reading “How to Let Go While Feeling Everything”

Have a Go To Beverage

For the Conscious Writer Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation. Abraham Verghese As aContinue reading “Have a Go To Beverage”