Linda Cull

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Linda Cull is the author of the inspirational memoir Where The Light Lives. She is a visionary artist; blogger at Spirit my way > covering spirituality, inspired creativity and transformative experiences; and the founder of Wilara Press, a provider of author and self-publishing services.

Linda was born in Australia and into a traditional Southern European culture traumatised by war. At fourteen she was diagnosed with a disfiguring spinal condition. From age sixteen she experienced many spiritually transformative experiences which healed her life. She is living proof there can be hope for renewal and meaning emerging from adversity.

Linda was educated at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the Australian National University and M
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Linda Cull I didn't really have an issue with writer's block with my book Where The Light Lives, as it is a story about my life, and my personal experiences. The…moreI didn't really have an issue with writer's block with my book Where The Light Lives, as it is a story about my life, and my personal experiences. The story was already there. The task was working out how best to tell the story that was already there, and what meaning I would give to my experiences.

I would suggest however that it is important to write regularly; to set time daily or weekly to write. Then quite naturally a flow begins - the creativity rolls. It is always hardest getting started, and then harder still when you have the flow and it is midnight and you know you really should get to bed, or you're not going to be anyone's best friend in the morning.

If you have writer's block, write about how you're feeling, what's going on in your life, anything, just to get the words moving. If it is a major full-stop in your writing, go do something else entirely. Perhaps you need a break from writing. Go for a walk. Get out of the house or office. Go visit a friend, or go for a holiday. Do something that brings you relaxation and happiness, and perspective, and spontaneously the sentences may start forming in your mind when you're driving, or in the shower - which is often the case!

Go to a cafe or the beach, or any place that has people and bustling life, and immerse yourself in the scene. Or be in nature where it is quiet and contemplative. Whatever suits you. Write about what you are sensing, even if its just a summary, dot points or take a photo, so you can recall the details of the setting. You may use these to prompt you later, when you sit down to write.

See if you can literally place yourself into the scene of your book that you may be writing about. If it is set in the mountains, by a river, in a bustling city, in a majestic home... seek out that place. Go and visit it and observe the details of the scene, in real time, which may be great information for your book, or get out a film about it, and see if it stimulates your imagination.

Always carry a notebook around with you, even if its just scrap paper, to jot down any ideas when they appear - even the small ones. The small ones can become the big ones later. Remember, write for yourself first. Let your guard down. Don't strive for perfection in your writing, whatever that is, simply be authentic. Everything else about writing can be re-worked or sorted out later. For now, just be you and write.(less)
Linda Cull Writing, of course! Oh my, writing is so delicious. It is like falling in love. Your imagination goes wild. You imagine extraordinary things. You…moreWriting, of course! Oh my, writing is so delicious. It is like falling in love. Your imagination goes wild. You imagine extraordinary things. You amaze yourself regularly with the depths of your feelings and self-expression. You seek to give of yourself, and to be bonded to others - even strangers - especially strangers, who may appreciate your words, and see something of themselves in your words. It really is a way of living without boundaries, if you can lose yourself in it. Then there is the spiritual aspect of writing, the deep communion with your spirit that comes from solace and contemplation, and listening to the voice from within.(less)
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WHERE THE LIGHT LIVES - BOOK TRAILER

I thought I'd start the year by sharing my new Where The Light Lives Book Trailer with you!

For a brief summary of my book, Where The Light Lives, you may like to read the following testimonial by scholar and author, Michael Grosso:

"Where The Light Lives is a beautifully written account of a young woman’s extraordinary visionary experiences. Diagnosed with a painful and humiliating disease of t...
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“What may appear to be the wrong way by other people's standards may indeed be the perfectly inspired path by which you will arrive at clarity of mind and a more authentic expression of yourself.”
Linda Cull, Where The Light Lives: A True Story about Death, Grief and Transformation

“It was the ultimate celestial orgasm and I felt like a cup overflowing with plenty. The pulse of God moving through me brought such intense pleasure that I felt I might burst like the ripest berry in the sun.”
Linda Cull, Where The Light Lives: A True Story about Death, Grief and Transformation

“What may appear to be the wrong way by other people's standards may indeed be the perfectly inspired path by which you will arrive at clarity of mind and a more authentic expression of yourself.”
Linda Cull, Where The Light Lives: A True Story about Death, Grief and Transformation

“It was the ultimate celestial orgasm and I felt like a cup overflowing with plenty. The pulse of God moving through me brought such intense pleasure that I felt I might burst like the ripest berry in the sun.”
Linda Cull, Where The Light Lives: A True Story about Death, Grief and Transformation

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