Imagine a comfortable chair, a table of exactly the right height, a computer and a mug of hot coffee or a bottle of booze. Then imagine you cannot afford any of them.Read More
As we kick off into the second month of 2021, we have a great new book which will aid you on your journey to making your dreams a reality.
Dawn Lulu-Briggs’ debut book, Words, Sweeter Than Honey: A simple guide to understanding affirmations gives powerful and easy-to-remember phrases to change your life… Literally.
WORDS, SWEETER THAN HONEY
A Simple Guide To Understanding Affirmations
In a world where everything seems hard or tough it is my sincere wish that anyone who comes across this book gets to smile. My intention is to soften the edges, one beautiful mind at a time.
Each word is carefully thought out and each affirmation is written and sent with love.
Out on February 6th, 2021 in print and ebook format.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR’S :
Dawn Lulu-Briggs is a self-taught inspirational speaker who has developed enough strength to keep going, no matter what.
She is a resilient, selfless goal-getter, and an emerging thought-leader who never points you in directions or areas she hasn’t walked in herself.
She is fearless and full of faith.
Different writers put pen to paper for different audiences. Some write for their gratification alone, while some write for an audience comprising of more people than themselves.Read More
WHY DO YOU WANT TO WRITE?
Through the holiday period, we’ve been thinking of the best way to set your writing permanently on a more productive trajectory. This year, we wish to start by cutting the assumption that you’re already a writer and ask; Why is writing important to you?
The key word in today’s writing key is why. What is your motivation? This question requires an answer with a perennial lifespan, particularly if you are one looking to make writing a career.
WHY ASK WHY?
Now, think of that song you loved the first time you heard it. You looped it and/or danced to it until one day, you realized the song didn’t move you anymore. Think of that hobby that seemed fun until it demanded your energy when you didn’t feel like giving it.
Creative writing is not unlike every other exercise in the sense that, when what was hobby becomes work, every nerve in your body wants to quit. But you know quitting is one ingredient notoriously bad for a career recipe. It is for this reason that you need a strong why to lean on for motivation and focus on days when creative writing shall lose its juice like an overplayed favorite song… And there will be many days like this.
You should know that the best and most effective whys are personal answers generated from your dreams. It is tempting to go with popular answers, especially from the writers we admire most. The danger in this is that you’d be running on fuel your engine wasn’t design for.
What have you always pictured as the best thing writing can do for you or help you achieve? In there lie the bricks to build your why. A good why is a solid structure, not just a fantasy wished for. Although, sometimes, some structures can be as simple as a mere desire to have fun.
Knowing why you want to write has the primary duty of creating a goal you can daily work to achieve. It also lights your embers on the day your ashes are damp. Why is not just a creative writing question, it is the search for purpose and you have the right to create that purpose in every area of your life.
Why do you want to write?
Christmas is a time that quickly reminds us all the reasons we write and want to write some more. It comes to us like hope flying on the wings of love to the climax of perfect joy as the year ends.
As writers, we get to feel this beautiful season even more intensely because it bears remarkable resemblance with Act 3, the Happily-Ever-Afters we chase down to the ends of the stories we’ve been writing all year.
At Chartus.X, we know that all stories are about our beautifully battered lives and how we wish they were or could become. Christmas brings the hope that our wishes can become our realities.
We appreciate you for staying with us through the year. We know it’s your unintended compliment that we’re doing something right.
The new year is only a few days away, and all we can say to you is what we’ve always said to you – Write Your Story! Write ambitious Happily-Ever-Afters.
Remember, wishes come true at Christmas time.
We wish you a happy holiday and can’t wait to see you in the new year.
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