Episode 94 – Kickstart Your Writing

During this episode, Lucinda asks Mariëlle all about her upcoming Kickstarter campaign.

Here are some of the topics that came up:

What Kickstarter is and how it can work for writers (fiction and non-fiction)

  • For whom Kickstarter is, potentially, a great platform to sell books and find a new audience
  • The risks involved in using Kickstarter as a platform
  • Different ways to go about your campaign, and different things you could offer as bonus perks
  • How Kickstarter pushes you to get extra creative

 

Mariëlle campaign goes live on the 10th of October. You can follow it here if you’re curious to see what her campaign looks like and how it’s going to turn out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mswordsmith/grow-your-creative-mindset

Episode 92 – Everyone Makes Mistakes

During this episode, Lucinda and Mariëlle talk openly about the mistakes they’ve made on their writing journeys.

Here are some of the topics that came up:

  • It’s always good to ask yourself who’s responsible for the mistakes you make.
  • The time and money Lucinda and Mariëlle have spent on things that ended up not serving them.
  • You’ll never stop making mistakes, but, with time, it gets easier to deal with them.
  • Don’t try to run before you can walk.
  • Self-awareness helps an awful lot when deciding what is and isn’t for you.

Episode 90 – Overcoming Writing Struggles

In this episode, Lucinda and Mariëlle talk about:

  • How Mariëlle figured out what kept her back from plotting her next writing project.
  • How both Lucinda’s and Mariëlle’s creativity shuts down when they start telling themselves ‘This is how it SHOULD be done.’
  • Making the two parts of your brain cooperate and tricking your fear into thinking you’ve got it all under control.
  • How Mariëlle uses tarot in her writing.
  • How Lucinda is writing again, but her struggles with prioritising keep her from writing every day again, which we’ll talk about during our next episode.

Episode 89 – When you fail to do well at what you are normally good at.

This episode is all about a struggle the hosts share. What happens when you fail to do well at the one thing you have a reputation for being good at? Consider the stories we tell ourselves and no matter how positive and uplifting, what are the dangers? How can the story  be manipulated to produce  a better outcome.

We would love to hear about your stories – the good, the bad and the ugly. Please get in touch.

Episode 85 – Writing with the Inner Critic

The most powerful writing comes from the subconscious part of the brain we access when we shut down the inner critic and just let the words come. Fear of judgement will shut that part down, and we must learn to let it go. How? With lots of self-awareness and work, of course.

Grab your journal and open a new document on your computer before setting a timer to 10 or 15 minutes. Take a deep breath. Then write down all the things your inner critic is scared of, trying to be as detailed as possible. Yes, you’re afraid of being judged but judged for what and why? When you’re done, set your timer for every item on your list and write down why it’s worth taking the risk anyway.