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Friday Gladheart is the author of The Practical Witch's Almanac, an annual personal planner and guide that has been in publication for over 22 years. Her articles and DIY projects have appeared in major Pagan, Wiccan, and secular publications. For over 30 years she has worked as a "private pen", creating books and articles for others as a ghostwriter, but has recently come out of the "broom closet" to author her own works.

Friday founded PaganPath.com in 1996, the oldest and most highly respected online academy for Witchcraft, tarot, and herbalism. She spends most of her days teaching, writing, and creating websites while developing a non-profit, organic teaching garden and sanctuary near the oldest National Forest in the southern United Sta
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Friday Gladheart The pressure of deadlines from publishers can be daunting. The anxiety a deadline can cause is the primary source of my writer's blocks. I have found …moreThe pressure of deadlines from publishers can be daunting. The anxiety a deadline can cause is the primary source of my writer's blocks. I have found ways to manage these blocks by staggering deadlines on a variety of projects.

One manuscript may be due in 45 days while another project has 200 days.
When I'm blocked on the closer deadline due to anxiety, I step away from that project for a day. For that day I force myself to relax, meditate, and affirm that I can accomplish my goals. Then I will work on a project with a more distant deadline to give myself a break.

Working on a variety of projects is helpful to switch from linear thinking to creative thinking. When writing is just not falling into place, I spend some time on research, taking classes, gardening, or experimenting in the herbal lab or kitchen.

When I return the next day to the closer deadline project, I am refreshed, motivated and have a more clear perspective.(less)
Friday Gladheart Currently working on a new booklet that will be an affordable guide for Witches and magic(k)al practitioners for bringing modern tools, concepts, and …moreCurrently working on a new booklet that will be an affordable guide for Witches and magic(k)al practitioners for bringing modern tools, concepts, and ideas into traditional practice. Pretty much taking a 300 page book and giving you "just the facts" in 60 pages!(less)
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The question I am asked most often is, "What books do you recommend for a beginner Witch".  My gut response is all of them, but of course to varying degrees, we are all limited by time and money.  Those who asked me this question twenty years ago would get a shortlist of high-quality books but, as the community has grown there are many new titles that are more relevant to the current age, and

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“Let My worship be in the
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Scott Roberts Merry christmas.


Friday Gladheart Good to meet you Rusty, hope to chat sometime!


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Rusty Nugent Greetings,

Hopefully, we will become great buddies. I am an 42 year old southern gentleman author. I am working on my third novel. It's an paranormal, horror, adventure, magical, romantic, urban, dark fantasy book series, named Moonwarriors: In An Blackened Dawn. Take a look at my second novel Moonwarriors: Guardians of the Night. They are about heroic werewolves waging war against evil supernatural creatures. Come by and we'll chat, leave a comment.

Until Next Time . . .


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