The VFA marks its 300th post

We are pleased to announce that the publication of Brad Swift’s excerpt from his novel is both the first post at our new site, and also the 300th VFA article since we started it all way back in 2012. Serendipity!

Thank you to all our reg…

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The Hidden Abbey by Jodine Turner – A Visionary Fiction Alliance Book Review by Romuald Dzemo

A Guest Review by Romuald Dzemo originally published at Readers’ Favorite The Hidden Abbey by Jodine Turner is both fantasy and visionary fiction, with a historical setting in the worlds of Avalon and Glastonbury Abbey, split between two separate timelines and skillfully developed to explore two lovers from a distant past reborn into modern day […]

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SPA Girls Podcast – Ep 227 – Elana Johnson Part One – Productivity

USA Today bestselling author Elana Johnson writes adult contemporary beach romance and Christian Cowboy Romance. She’s the author of over 130 books across two names, and in January 2020 just hit a 6 figure month for the first time.

We talk to Elana about how she balances her workload because we know she’s doing well on the marketing front which is such a big topic these days and definitely needs to be factored in to your day.

Elana works over 2 projects at a time. Once her current WIP and the second is a ‘fun’ project. When the main one is done then the second becomes her current WIP. This way she is always ahead of the game and there’s no wondering what to do next.

But the most interesting fact about her amazing productivity is that Elana will write around 8k a day (more if she can) and some of this is around her commitments to her high school daughter. Every wait in the car after school and during practices is utilized. With the help of a car steering wheel desk (yes, it’s a thing!) she manages to work instead of wasting time.

When most of us would be checking messages or Facebook Elana has that time factored into her schedule!

With these questions and more, be inspired the way we are:

– Did you start off being this fast?

– Can you tell us how you do it? What are your best tips for the younger player?

– What’s the most important aspect of being productive? What’s the most challenging?

– Can anyone do it?

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SPA Girls Podcast – 223 – What’s Your Word

We love the idea of visualising a word to describe how you’ll be in 2020.

What difference could a word make?

The answer is, it won’t unless you put it into play every day.

If it’s a word that speaks to you, then make the most of it. Use it. Journal about it. Post it somewhere you can see it. Put it in your phone and calendar.

You can find out our words and what we intend to do with them in this week’s episode of the SPA Girls Podcast.
Here’s a couple of places to see how others do it.
https://www.inc.com/megy-karydes/5-tips-for-choosing-your-word-of-year https://intentionalpieces.com/one-word-2019/

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7 Uplifting News Stories You’ve Got To See

There’s a lot going on in the news right now that could make even the most stoic individual frown. It’s easy to let all of the stories get us down and strip away our positivity, perhaps exacerbating the negativity among some of our friends and family. That’s why, as regular readers of my blog know, […]

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