Visionary Fiction – Finding My Genre

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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K.Y. Eden

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  1. Exercising Mind and Body
    02 Aug, 2017
    Exercising Mind and Body
    Anyone who sits to work for long periods of time will know that it can be detrimental to your health. There are ways to combat stiffness, repetitive stress injuries and a numb butt with regular stretch and get up and move breaks, or if you’re a driver stopping for a cuppa. However, long periods of inactivity will take its toll in the long run. I have this habit of eating my way through writers block and an aching back. Often disappearing an entire packet of biscuits in a few short minutes. I
  2. How are you? I'm Interested!
    18 May, 2017
    How are you? I'm Interested!
    How are you? I’m interested! It’s been a while since I last blogged. I am not embarrassed to tell you why. It is because I have been feeling low. Sometimes we have to admit to ourselves that the outside face does not match the inside feelings - and as many jokey quips or funny, smiley photos I post on social media it is not a mirror to what is really going on in my life. I learnt from a young age it is much easier to answer “I’m fine” than to say “I’m sad” or “I’m struggling” because not
  3. The Power Of A Story
    28 Mar, 2017
    The Power Of A Story
    The Power of a Story “The Pen is mightier than the sword” (Edward Bulwer-Lytton 1839) this statement alone resonates its own power, it implies that the written word can do more damage than a weapon of destruction. If you have ever wielded a sword you may think differently but it’s not about physical damage it’s deeper than that. Psychological damage, emotional damage can be far more destructive. However, on the flip side, the written word can be motivational, inspirational and heal rather than
  4. The Indie(pendent) Thinker
    22 Feb, 2017
    The Indie(pendent) Thinker
    The Indie(pendent) Thinker Let’s just take a moment to consider what Indie actually means, don’t panic, I’m not going to trail out a load of dictionary definitions- or worse- Wikipedia! I just want to appreciate what it really means (at least to me) Indie is a shortened reference term to group and label the creative people that are independent. Whether its Indie music, Indie books or Indie films (to name a few). Independent of belonging to, answering to and conforming to a previously
  5. Three Steps To Tap Into Your Creativity...When You’ve Got None!
    12 Feb, 2017
    Three Steps To Tap Into Your Creativity...When You’ve Got None!
    Three Steps To Tap Into Your Creativity...When You’ve Got None! I often get a dip in my creative output or rather what I should say Is I sometimes/rarely get a creative splurge. Trust me, I have tried everything I can to recreate those explosive creative moments. Unfortunately I seem to spend more time pondering how to force creativity than I do basking in the results. This can be stressful- I actually get to the point of wondering why I even bother, wondering if I should just give up (see
  6. Fulfilling A Dream-To Give Up Or Not To Give Up, That Is The Question!
    07 Feb, 2017
    Fulfilling A Dream-To Give Up Or Not To Give Up, That Is The Question!
    Motivational speakers, life coaches, fitness coaches and authors often use the mantra “never give up” and rightly so. How will you ever know what the outcome could be, if you just give up, not see it through or stop! When we give up on something we are outwardly showing and inwardly admitting that we can not continue- probably because we no longer feel the effort is worth the gain. Sometimes we just run out of puff- run out of enthusiasm- but above all of this... we run out of belief. Belief in
  7. Measuring Success – Yes You Are Successful!
    05 Feb, 2017
    Measuring Success – Yes You Are Successful!
    How do you measure success? Tricky question, but one I am going to attempt to answer. Success is often thought to be reaching a goal, exceeding expectations and possible fulfilment. Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of Needs’ hints that you should reach the top of the pyramid, ‘self actualisation’ for true fulfilment/success. However, being successful does not require huge leaps forwards, upwards, onwards, it could be as simple as taking small steps in your chosen direction. As children, the competition to
  8. Friends versus Acquaintances- Why I love my 'cyber' friends
    14 Dec, 2016
    Friends versus Acquaintances- Why I love my 'cyber' friends
    Friends versus Acquaintances “When you grow up you will be able to count your real friends on one hand” I was told as a child, when friends were not in short supply. I remember finding this hard to believe, I mean, just about the whole year group were my friends and the whole class were my best friends! (or Squad as I am now told they are referred to as). Unfortunately that was along time ago. Now when I look back at old school photographs, if I’m being honest, I struggle to remember their
  9. Don't Worry Contestants- I've Got Your back!
    29 Nov, 2016
    Don't Worry Contestants- I've Got Your back!
    Don’t Worry Contestants- I’ve Got Your Back! Do you ever get that uncomfortable feeling, right down low in the pit of your stomach? Unless you are non- human you probably have. The feeling can be a likened to the moment you realise your wallet is missing from your pocket, or the look on someone’s face when you just accidentally insulted them. Either way it’s uncomfortable for a reason. Well I find I have been having that feeling quite often recently, in an empathetic way. As a teacher we were