Finding your Passion: The Fear of Reprisal

My first novel, Earth, is semi-autobiographical, a fictionalized version of my childhood in Missouri. I was meditating the other day on how to increase book sales and was given this message: You fear reprisals. Your fear is holding the book back. This fear is universal. It keeps many from speaking their truth. It is even deeper than that. People […]

First novel, Earth, to Launch February 19, 2015

My first novel, Earth, is being published by Seattle’s Booktrope, and the official launch is this Thursday, Feb. 19th. Join our mailing list on my website, carolineallen.com, and be entered to win a couple of fun promo prizes. I’m a visual artist and metaphysical coach (besides being a fiction writer) and you could win a […]

The Ecology of Hierarchical Thinking

Watercolor landscape, http://www.carolineallen.com A month ago, a friend gave me a packet of lettuce seeds and I sprinkled them in the garden. I was just admiring the tiny lettuce leaves springing up and for some reason turned to thoughts of hierarchical thinking. In a hierarchy, the seedlings might well be seen as less than the […]

Enter to win an original watercolor!

We’re holding a raffle to attract people to my new Caroline Alllen, Author Facebook fan page. Earth, my first novel will be published in February 2015! Click this link below, and Rafflecopter will guide  you through the process of liking my page, and following me on Twitter, and you’ll be entered to win this 9×12 […]

Next What’s Your Story E-Course Begins October 8, 2014

The next Art of Storytelling, What’s Your Story E-Course for new writers starts October 8th. Join us! It’s a soulful transformation from linear mind to creative flow. By the end of six weeks, you’ll have a rough piece you can use as an essay, a short story, an opening to a novel or the beginning […]

Writing a Book: The Expat Writer

American writer Gertrude Stein held salons for famous artists during her years in Paris. Questions about identity, deep homesickness, a confusion of what and where home is, floating above a culture, profound shifts in your perception of yourself and culture, a growing global consciousness, a love for the world that’s so deep it makes you […]

Writing a Book: The Power of Commitment

The time is now! Commit to your writing by filling out a Commitment Statement. Download your FREE Statement Template on my website. http://www.artofstorytellingonline.com/#!free-downloads Use the Commitment Statement to solidify your goals for writing. A Commitment Statement clarifies questions like: What is the writing project you want to complete? How many hours will you write? Where will […]