One Millenial’s Ideas on The Environmental Crisis
One Millenial’s Ideas on The Environmental Crisis Scrolling my Facebook timeline for the second time before I left my bed this morning, I hum-haaa’d about getting up, showering and beginning my day. But I thought, what the hell. One more article. But not the Kardashians this time. So I clicked on a Spinoff article titled ‘Is this the end of the road for the humble plastic bag?’ Plastic bag use in NZ has been a controversial issue over the past few years, particularly when considering the statistics (an estimated 1.3-1.6 billion single-use plastic bags used in New Zealand every year) and the ease with which every person, including myself, could impact those statistics with very little personal inconvenience. The article addresses the issue of plastic bags being blown into towns, farms and streets. Everyone has seen a rouge plastic bag floating down the beach, whether or not they have […]
How to Plot Your Novel and Your Personal Goals
Excellent advice from Martha Alderson Requests for plot and transformational consultations are streaming in from around the world with people’s’ fervent expressions. This is the year I’m passionate to finish my novel. I promise to change. I’m hell-bent (determined to achieve something at all costs) to succeed. Before you begin any resolution, first plot a plan. Following are 7 steps how to plot your novel and your personal goals whether they be to: meet a writing deadline plot a publishing strategy create something new break a destructive habit plot your personal transformation Plot Planner I recommend using a Plot Planner for any plan you intend to undertake. The planner is a visual template patterned after the Universal Story which leads to all creativity, transformation, and success. The Universal Story is the story of life. First view the simple line as the literal expression you’re looking at. See how the line travels upward, then drops down, builds again to the highest peak, and ends with one final drop. The line of the […]
The Writer’s Journey – Want to be a Master Writer?
The Writers’ Journey: Want to be a Master Writer? Excerpt from Kristen Lamb http://authorkristenlamb.com/author/kristen-lamb/ Mastery, to the casual observer, appears seamless and effortless… BUT… Everyone Begins Somewhere Many of us decided to become writers because we grew up loving books. Because good storytellers are masters of what they do, it’s easy to fall into the misguided notion that ‘writing is easy,’ which explains the mountains of crappy ‘published novels’. It also explains why non-writers can so easily dismiss what we do. As if the only thing keeping them from turning out the next Game of Thrones is ‘finding the time’ and not a matter of a crap tonne of training and work. Act One—The Newbie This is when we are brand new. We’ve never read a craft book and the words flow. We never run out of words to put on a page because we are like a kid banging away on a […]