Miriam Lancewood - Writer, "Woman in the Wilderness"

Miriam Lancewood is an extraordinary writer who lives in the wilderness of New Zealand’s rugged South Island. Miriam and her husband, Peter, live mostly in a tent, or the occasional hut, and she hunts, fishes and forages for their food. She’s gone from being a vegetarian to someone who lives almost completely off the land and what it provides. Her book is one of the most inspirational, funny and honest books I’ve had the pleasure of reading in a long time and it’s definitely a recommended read.

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Writing Habits of Successful Writers

Below is a list of the writing habits of successful authors. I know many authors share the same habit, but I’ve put the author’s name next to the habit as I found them or as I know them from years of being interested in what writers do. Perhaps, if you’re feeling stuck in your writing, you could pick just one habit, implement it for a while and see what happens…

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The Interrupted Writer

The more I write, the more I realise how perfect the creative process is. We - the artists - think it should look and work a certain way, such as during quiet time, or while being alone, or while everyone is out so that we don’t get disturbed, or perhaps, one day, when we’re retired…. But in actual fact, it’s the hum drum of every day life that keeps the creative wheel turning. The interruptions in particular.

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Emily - British Girl Bakes, teaches cake decorating

Emily, the girl behind the successful Youtube channel, British Girl Bakes, started her baking career as a hobby, but soon found that she wanted it to be more. Since starting baking in 2011, she’s worked in three bakeries, owned a successful cupcake shop and now runs her creative business as a cake decorating teacher and a Youtuber.

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Robin Liefeld - Artist

Robin Liefeld is a stunning, big-hearted artist and creative entrepreneur. She shares openly about how her personal life has influenced and shaped her art, and how she’s built her art into a successful creative business. Robin is known for her gorgeous paintings of abstract “Little Girls”, who appear intuitively on her canvas while she’s busy preparing the abstract background.

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Betty In The Sky - flight attendant, podcaster and author

Betty Thesky is first a flight attendant, but in her spare time, she’s a writer and podcaster with a phenomenally successful show! I came across Betty because she’s mentioned in Guy Kawasaki’s book “Enchanted”. Her show, and her many books, draw on her experiences as a flight attendant. Betty is funny, lighthearted, energetic and she lives the ideal writers life! (And she sounds like she has a huge amount of fun doing it! )

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Anne Bollman, started her own studio after a career as lead designer

Anne Bollman began her career in architecture and interiors, designing spaces for corporate clients. She went on to be a lead designer for a large gift and stationery manufacturer and had her designs sold in stores such as Barnes & Noble, Papyrus and Pier 1 Imports. With these ten years of diverse corporate experience, Anne brings an informed yet fresh perspective to product design. 

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Live and Create with an unbound heart

I first heard the term “unbound heart” from a beautiful poet and yoga teacher called Meg McKraken. I love that term - a heart that is free to create, express, feel, love and expand without boundaries or limits.

When last did you live a day or create something with an unbound heart?

Sometimes? Never? Can’t remember the last time?

Or is this your way of being - consciously creating every day with a heart that is open to everything and everyone?

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Doing instead of Being - are we missing the point?

It’s quite obvious, in the blog image above, that I missed the point of Sumi-e painting completely with this one. The fish are all right, but when I looked back at the picture once it was complete, I knew it wasn’t a Sumi-e painting. It was just ink on paper.

The essential element that’s missing

It’s not only Sumi-e art that can be practiced mindfully. Every part of your day could have some element of contemplation, emotion or thoughtfulness about it.

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Letter from The Masters - The to-be list

These letters come about through my guides, who call themselves collectively “The Masters”. I use meditation and automatic writing as a way to communicate with them for the purposes of these letters.

My questions are in bold, and the responses from The Masters are typed in as is, with no editing, in normal font. I give background information in brackets to explain a question where necessary.

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Jodi Lynn Anderson, award winning author

Jodi Lynn Anderson is an award winning author of teenage fiction, but she’s also very funny and insightful and a delight to listen to. She shares her writing process, schedule and inspiration and shares with us how she develops her beautiful, deep characters and builds her imaginary worlds.

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