There are so many things that I adore and I wanted a place to share them all with you. Some of the links below are affiliate links, which will earn me some commission but that doesn’t change how amazing these are. This Love List has been carefully crafted. I have tried, tested and bought every single one and love using them almost on a daily basis. I hope you find some love in these items too.
Spirited and The Spirited Companion
These…books. Seriously, if you know nothing of Tara Bliss and Rachel McDonald, do yourself a favour and grab a copy of both of these beautifully written books. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed, at all. They are books full of the right insights that make you sing on the inside and make you want more. They call you to come to action and own what you want and how you look at life. They’re seriously amazing and have helped me so much, I still refer back to them whenever I’m feeling stuck and I do love bringing them out and going back over the exercises time and time again. Such beauty. I’m a proud affiliate of the girls so by clicking on the picture you’ll be able to snag yourself up a copy and help me too!
When I sit down to write, I use Scrivener. It’s one of the most amazing writing programs that have been specifically designed with writer’s in mind. It is the easiest and cleanest ways to map out your novel or project (I’ve even used it to do an essay, it’s THAT good). The best part about is being able to divide your scenes within a chapter, but it doesn’t stop there. You can also add mind-maps using Scapple and put in descriptions about characters and locations. It’s seriously the best place to go with anything. It’s available on Mac and Windows. I’m a proud affiliate of the program and at random times have special codes to get you further discounts.
Bright-Eyed and Blog-Hearted
Wow this course has been a game changer for me. I started it in 2014 along side B-School and the community within this group is unparalleled to anything I’ve ever experienced in my life. While I failed to finish the first round live I have found that this group of amazing ladies never tear anyone down, they’re always gentle, kind and loving, they help make everyone feel welcome and supported. It’s so beautiful. The course itself is full of great nuggets about blogging, biz ins and outs and so much more. The live round just ended for 2015 but it will be back next year. I can’t wait.
The Desire Map
Oh my god. I had been looking and eyeing this book off, I’d heard lots about it and it was serious lust thing for me and when my dad passed away and my two best friends came down to my hometown for the weekend and it was sitting in a store, almost like it was waiting for me. This book is all about finding out about your core desires and how you WANT to feel. It’s beautiful, because once you find out your core desires you can take things off your list that don’t make you feel good, everyone wants to feel good.
NaNoWrimo/ Camp NaNoWriMo
NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo have been game changers for me. Standing for National Novel Writing Month is all about writing a 50,000 words novel in 30 days. I dawdled forever joining up but when I did, I wasn’t sorry. I’ve used NaNoWriMo as a starting point for most of my drafts. I’m a bit converter, some people scoff at being able to write 50,000 words in a week but it doesn’t matter if you write 200 words or 2000, all that matters is that you have some words that you didn’t have at the start of the month. That is the beauty of it. They also have lots of great sponsors with some beautiful offers. It’s definitely something that has helped me get to my goals and helps me still kick them!