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How My Worldview Shapes My Writing

As part of my decision to start this blog and decide what to focus on, I was asked about my worldview. This article explains how I arrived at mine, and why it’s the basis for all of my writing. Your worldview is essentially your conception of the world. Before this blog, embarrassingly, I had not yet claimed my worldview because I didn’t know what having one meant. I Googled, and ended up exploring the worldview of Austen, Hemingway, and other writers — hoping it would bring me closer to realising my own. It just made me more confused…

creativity

How to Block Out Negative Voices From the Past

Negative voices from the past can impact your creative ways by attacking your self esteem and self belief. It’s important that those voices stay in the past, that they don’t handicap you on your creative journey. It’s a problem well worth addressing because negative voices from the past can mar our future. They can strike at any time, when you least expect it, and when you are hoping to create. That one cutting comment or continuous comments can haunt you, undergird everything that you do, and stop you from making and sending out something that this world really needs…

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When Nature Supports Your Creative Journey

If you have ever felt lost and disorganised and unsure of the next step in your creative journey, have you considered that clarity awaits in the great outdoors? Before I elaborate on that notion, I’m going to admit that deciding to write about self-empowerment is a bold move for me. It’s a very grown-up topic… (I still see myself as the zitty teenager spending hours holed up in my attic bedroom writing my first screenplay just for myself.) I wasn’t sure if that type of blog was the right step for me to take. I knew that if I put Self-Empowerment in my blog’s tagline, I needed to be sure of what I was bringing to the table. Was it even the right term? A friend of mine had said she found the word empowerment too strong and too emotive…

Photo by Jennifer Sando
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“FFE” and What This Blog Is About

You have reached a new blog about self-empowerment and personal freedom in the context of creativity.
What does that actually mean? This blog is for those who are seeking their purpose in a creative endeavor or career,
want to introduce meaningfulness in a creative endeavour or career, are involved in any kind of creative project,
want to know how creativity can enrich their lifestyle… I aim to offer inspiration as you work towards freedom, fulfilment and empowerment (let’s shorten those desirable states to “FFE”) within your creative environment and agenda.

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”  

- Rumi