10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 2)

10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 2)

10 Reasons Why I Write (Part 2) It's been a while since I posted Part 1 of this blog series, so I figured I better get back to it. So, here are more reasons why I write... I’m a big brainstormer. I love to fit story pieces together and work out plot details. For me, it’s fun. Most of the time, my ideas occur to me naturally when I brainstorm ideas. I’ll ask questions like: what happens next, what needs to happen in order for the details to fit, what other obstacles do my characters face. For me, it’s not about how I can make my characters’ lives more difficult. That’s a common tip for writers. ‘Don’t stop there – how can you make things even worse?’ That’s not for me, at least not at the moment, because for right now, I think my characters lead tough enough lives as it is. Could I kick it up a notch? Oh yeah, sure. Several notches....
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3 Super Simple Ways to Discover Your Self-Care Preferences

3 Super Simple Ways to Discover Your Self-Care Preferences

3 Super Simple Ways to Discover Your Self-Care Preferences Treating ourselves to proper self-care comes with many benefits. It means that we're giving ourselves a little time to take a break or work on something we've been longing to do. Or it means that we're setting ourselves up for a day of success. But many people aren't taking advantage of this simple way to ensure they stay positive and fulfilled throughout the day and week. So, here are... ...three super simple ways to discover self-care preferences. 1. Listen to Your Heart A lot of us tend to reject the desires of our heart. Maybe we think they're silly or that our friends will think we've gone batty. Or maybe we don't believe we could possibly achieve a particular goal. For the next few days, spend some time alone and jot down the desires of your heart. Pay attention to the things you're getting mentally pulled toward. What is it that you've always wanted to do but...
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3 Ways to Renew Your Positivity & Inspiration for Greater Fulfillment

3 Ways to Renew Your Positivity & Inspiration for Greater Fulfillment

3 Ways to Renew Your Positivity & Inspiration for Greater Fulfillment Are you having trouble getting inspired? Are you finding yourself focusing on the negative all the time? Are you looking for ways to renew your positivity and inspiration so you can feel more fulfilled? Many of us remember a carefree childhood filled with hopes and dreams. We could do anything we wanted and we believed we could accomplish anything. Reality hadn't hit yet. Reality. Isn't that what we've been led to believe? That reality is different from everything we ever want to pursue? The definition of reality is this (according to the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary): the quality or state of being real; a real event, entity, or state of affairs; something that is neither derivative nor dependent but exists necessarily. Let me ask this: when did we start to believe that dreams and goals cannot become reality? Perhaps that's when negativity started to take over. Perhaps it's when we started to believe that our dreams and...
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