Sneak Peek: Alix Moore’s “Tapping the Well Within”

Tapping the Well Within coverToday we get a sneak peek of author Alix Moore’s book Tapping the Well Within:  Writing from Your Source of Effortless Creativity, Deep Wisdom, and Utter Joy.

Spiritual teacher Alix Moore invites you to step into your creative genius and learn to write from the deepest, most sacred part of your being: your higher self. Learn to quiet your mind, connect to your spirit, and let your words fly free! Learn how to ● create an environment where your spirit can thrive ● see writer’s block in a whole new way ● release the fear and self-doubt that are holding you back ● quiet your critical, overactive mind ● use simple meditation techniques to clear your energetic space and release blockages ● use the meditation space to connect with your creative spirit

Tapping the Well Within:  Writing from Your Source of Effortless Creativity, Deep Wisdom, and Utter Joy  is available on, and the Balboa Press. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Alix Moore’s “Tapping the Well Within””

NEW Exercise your Vote on the Writing Exercise!

With the poll software debacle behind us and final “personnel adjustments” made in the IU engineering department, we are now prepared to begin voting for this week’s Writing Exercise extravaganza. You may review the entries HERE.

Don’t worry, we have adjusted the power settings on the poll from kill to stun. I’m pretty sure we got that right anyway. It was a little hard to come by volunteers after that first unfortunate incident.

Voting will close at 5 pm mountain time on Thursday January 12, 2012. The recipient with the most votes wins a feature post and publication at year end.

Select the best entry for the IU writing Exercise Competition: Timestream

  • #4 Pam Logan (46%, 13 Votes)
  • #2 Garrett Hise (18%, 5 Votes)
  • #1 William C. Busch (11%, 3 Votes)
  • #6 Linda Rae Blair (11%, 3 Votes)
  • #7 A. L. Kaplan (11%, 3 Votes)
  • #3 Elisavietta Ritchie (4%, 1 Votes)
  • #5 Charles Ray (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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JD “Iron Man” Mader vs. JA “King Kong” Konrath

Konrath says to sell ’em cheap. Mader says we deserve better. There is only one way to settle this:

Steel cage death-match!

Our man Mader has thrown down the gauntlet—will Konrath answer? Do you want to see that debate? You can help make it happen. To do your part and earn a ringside seat, help us make sure Mr. Konrath knows he’s invited to the rumble. Tweet and re-tweet the living daylights out of this:

Sounds like @jd_mader vs. @jakonrath to me! Cage fight!

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Can I buy some milk with this smiley emoticon?

I’m feeling a little bit bitter today.  It’s not a feeling I enjoy, so I’m gonna write it out.  Here’s my issue.  We’re getting hosed.  I have literally smeared the internet with words – and 90% of them do nothing for me monetarily.  I have one novel on Amazon: Joe Café. I have gotten 25 reviews and the book is rated at 4.5 stars.  Cool.  I got a review a while back that started “Well written & compelling.”  Good, right?  Then it said the ending was abrupt and that it was “worth it” as a .99 cent book, but the reviewer saw that the price had been raised to $4.99 and it was not worth that much.

Bad reviews come, and I have enough good reviews that the fact that some random guy thinks my book ends abruptly (a conscious choice) doesn’t bum me out much.  What gets to me is the economics.  I am not a greedy person.  But here is what pisses me off.  If you thought the book was “Well written & compelling,” then it was worth $4.99.  Do you know how much a sandwich costs?

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