Writing Prompts for Busy People

We all like the idea of having an hour to write every day, but having that time is just not always possible. So, it's best to make peace with that and make the most of the time that you do have. Writing in short bursts can really help to ignite your passion, your excitement, and your enthusiasm for your writing project. Whether it is a chapter in a book, a blog post, or even in your journal, you'll feel good about having written something. Writing 100 words is always better than nothing, right? Using just 15 minutes for focused…

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Women Who Write Books

I've always loved reading books and dreamed of being an author. After I published my first few books, I realised how much I wanted to connect with other writers. At that time, I was the only person I knew who was doing what I was doing, and I longed to have people to talk about writing with. I decided to create an event where authors and writers could come together. My event was called So, You Want to Write A Book? and while I could have had a starring role in it, really I just hosted it and enjoyed the vibes. https://www.facebook.com/AnnikaSpalding/photos/a.1082925228439685/1082926151772926…

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So, you want to publish a workbook?

If you had a great idea for a workbook and the information to make it happen, would you go ahead and publish one? As a Creative Mentor, I get to witness the development of the most beautiful projects and ventures. There's something magical about seeing someone's eyes sparkle when they talk about an idea, share their progress, and finally reach their goal. Even more so when I know they have planned and worked hard for it. Recently I published a workbook and advised some of my mentoring clients to think about doing the same. They offer services to the…

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Running away from comfort or towards freedom?

A failed quest for freedom? When I was little, I wanted to run away from home. The first time I did this, I'd been told off by my mum. I put my dressing gown and a teddy into my lunchbox, walked up to the top of the road, and sat on a garden wall. My little sister came and told me that my mum wanted me, so I went home. I was so upset when she wouldn't let me back out. (As a mum now I can see why she didn't!) Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com I thought…

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December Detox 2021

Gift yourself clarity, peace, and opportunity by signing up for December Detox. I challenge you to delete your social media apps and remove that digital distraction from your life for the whole of December. This is what I call a detox. Sometimes we just need a break from socials, right? I invite you to join me. This is the 4th time I’m running December Detox since deciding to share my personal practice with people who need it. Last year's round really changed the game for me and I've not had the same relationship with social media since. I even…

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Self-Care Review: The Massage Company

Self-care is at the top of my agenda this year so, when I was invited to review The Massage Company I leapt at the opportunity. It's no secret that I live with anxiety and living through a pandemic has only served to give me more things to worry about. Working from home sounds like a dream until you're forced to do it while homeschooling your children while keeping the house tidy, and having an abundance of Zoom meetings. Me on the day of the massage - absolutely knackered. When I took a leap of faith in June this year…

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How writing a book will really help you

Shattered Dreams by Annika Spalding (no longer available) When I wrote my first book, I had no thoughts about how it might help me; I just wanted to write a book. I had no idea about what might or could happen I pressed publish, and I certainly didn't expect everything that came after. Connecting with people every day is easy because social media, and I love interacting with my online audience. More recently I've been speaking with aspiring or established business owners who are in the process of putting their words onto paper, and the conversations we have are…

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The Evolving Woman – A group workshop

What kind of woman are you? Maybe you've felt like you're falling apart. We've all been there, right? You've asked yourself this many times: "How many times must I go through this?" You're waiting to step away from "survival" and ease into "living your best life" but for some reason, it hasn't happened. You've worked hard on yourself but you feel like you're not where you want to be. "What's the point?" - You think this, feeling frustrated and alone as you move through life. You are not the only one who feels like this We are all on…

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The Influence of Girl Power

As a child, I was absolutely in love with the Spice Girls and everything they stood for. I'd never thought deeply into how Girl Power had influenced the person I've become until more recently.

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How to write about your life: Journaling

I'm running a series of workshops that will help you write about your life. As you know, I've written about my own life on blogs, social media, and now my memoir, and I want to show you how to do it too. You can weave your own story through different types of writing, and my interactive workshops will give you a chance to experiment yourself. I will be covering the following areas in standalone workshops: JournalingFictionBlogging I'm starting with "How to write about your life: Journaling" and I'd love you to be there. Writing in a journal can change…

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