“Who Do You Think You Are?” The Top 5 Blocks For Writers

The book coaching process, especially at the beginning, can be a very safe space. The coach is there to nurture the new writer, to allow experimentation, offer inspiration, provide support, and pass on constructive advice. We aim to OPEN the writer, and that only happens with unconditional love for the person and the creative process. […]

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 […]

How Can I Stay in the Light When the World is so Dark?

Besides being owner of Art of Storytelling and a novelist at CarolineAllen.com, I’m also a metaphysical coach, and I do readings for people all over the world. What follows is a reading channeled for all of us. Passenger planes shot down, bombings in Palestine and Israel, children sent over national borders by desperate mothers trying to […]

February Writing Workshop: Creative Writing 101 E-Course

Enrollment Now Open! Explore your Personal Mythology. Align with your higher creativity. Excavate your authentic voice.  Life-changing. Unique. Profound. Moving. These are just some of the words used to describe the radical writing e-course, Creative Writing 101. Now open for enrollment for a workshop beginning February 6th, this is a seven-week course taken from the privacy of your […]

Writing the Expat Novel

Assisi, Italy, http://www.carolineallen.com   I’m working on a series of four novels, EARTH, AIR, FIRE and WATER, two of which are expat novels (stories set in foreign countries). In EARTH, my protagonist is rooted to a farm in America. In AIR, she floats above the culture in the Orient. In FIRE, her ego is burned […]

Writing a book: Exploring Voice Around the World

Somewhere in London, 15-Minute Painting Series, http://www.carolineallen.com, 2012 When I was a little girl in Missouri, we had only two books in the house, a King James Bible and the Farmer’s Almanac. I was voracious for books, insatiable. I remember reading and re-reading food labels, anything to be able to absorb the glory of words. […]