Neil Mach

Author – Fantasy Realism

Fantasy involves play, imagination, & invention. If your written work isn’t playful, imaginative, and inventive, it (still) might be fiction, but trust me, it won’t be fantasy! Here are lots of tips…

The Flow State

If you’ve ever wondered why some people are “so dedicated” to their art, and how they can write “four books a year” and how they focus on a wide range of projects “better” than you ever could, it’s probably because they are flowsters and they enjoy being in the flow state…

bee

Have you ever seen a swarm? It’s a simple question and I ask it because some people have never seen one. If you have lived your entire life in the city, it is unlikely that you have witnessed this amazing spring phenomenon. When I was a teenager I lived on the North Downs in England …

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Hall of Mirrors in Royal Palace of Versailles

Do you exist inside a gazebo of mirrors? Are you trapped inside a hall of opinion? Do you know the way out? Socially, when you have surrounded yourself with reflective images of your own views, judgments & opinions, it is sometimes difficult to find your way clear… here are some useful strategies you can use to get yourself clear of public opinion….

Where is now

Some useful nowness exercises that will help ease anxiety and get you back to enjoying your immediate herein…

alone in cave

If you fear we are harming society as we hide in caves until the cataclysm passes, here are six little things we can do that will make us more communicative…

Writers: dealing with the confidence crisis #selfesteem #selfconfidence #writingwithconfidence

Dealing with criticism (you can sweeten it by calling it feedback, comments, or impressions if you want… but they all amount to the same thing: disapproval) is never an easy thing because it can poison your soul and destroy what you love most: your creativity. The reason criticism hurts so much is that an artist …

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What you can do better in 2021

You already know better, but can you do better? That’s the question for the New Year. The clean slate that January provides allows an author some mindspace to put all the knowledge into practice. But how will you do it?  I suggest you join the dots… A dot connection puzzle is a group of numbered …

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Buying Your First Book

Buying a book is often a formidable & bewildering experience — how do you choose the right color, shape, and size? Will it be house-trained? And what about ghosts? Read more here…