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Diane Ackerman, in her book An Alchemy of Mind, said that "We all use countless metaphors every day, unconsciously, to provide an important hinge between feelings and ideas."

At eMetaphor, we believe that writing is a multidimensional spectrum of the whole self. We offer a free magazine and other resources that help writers reach their writing goals, using a holistic approach and self-mastery skills.

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Ambitious Dreams Bring Inspiration -- Shooting For The Moon

by: Aislinn O'Connor

Inspirational writing is a part and parcel of the art of writing. Inspiration is indeed needed for writing. Without any inspiration, it is quite difficult to get ideas and thoughts to write. This is more so for articles or written matter that is more dependent on imagination, than facts. So follow these tips to get some hints on the secret of inspirational writing!

The world is full of people who are afraid of reaching for their dreams in case they're disappointed.

Whenever you feel stressed out or blocked while writing, it is most important to perhaps go for a short break or have a change of scenery. This helps a lot as the mind feels diverted, and refreshed, to start afresh on your writing, and thus produce inspirations for your writing! If you have the habit of typing your first drafts, it is better to hand write them for a change. Feel the difference once the ink of the pen melts into the paper while you let your creativity flow! Inspiration abounds here.


by: S. Anand Natraj

One of the important aspects in our life is motivation; we tend to loose our energy for many reasons quickly. Lack of energy diminishes efficiency, affects productivity, creates frustration, develops stress, makes you short temper and ends up with depression; all these affect both personal & professional life.

So, what is motivation?

Motivation is a force which drives character to overcome conflicts or is a set of forces that cause people to behave in a certain way.

Why Motivation?

I’ve specified answer for this in the start of the article, anyway we need to be motivated to consistently perform well at work, develop a better relationship with parents, siblings, friends, wife etc.

How can we be motivated?

I cannot answer to this question specifically because motivation differs from person to person. What motivates one person may only make another person angry. So, we have to understand what makes us motivated & do things that make us motivated. If you are a good re…

Deepening Our Discipline

Deepening Our Discipline
by Jim Clemmer

"The bedrock of character is self-discipline; the virtuous life, as philosophers since Aristotle have observed, is based on self-control. A related keystone of character is being able to motivate and guide oneself, whether in doing homework, finishing a job, or getting up in the morning. And, as we have seen, the ability to defer gratification and to control and channel one's urges to act is a basic emotional skill, one that in a former day was called will." — Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

During the 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel conducted "the marshmallow test" with four-year-olds in the preschool at Stanford University to assess each preschooler's ability to delay gratification. Each four-year-old was given one marshmallow. They were told that they could eat it immediately or, if they waited until the researcher returned in twenty minutes, they could have two marshmallows.


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"Talent isn't enough. You need motivation--and persistence too: what Steinbeck called a blend of faith and arrogance." --Leon Urisbr

eMetaphor holds the philosophy that writing is a multidimensional spectrum of the whole self. We offer resources to help writers reach their writing goals, using a holistic approach and self-mastery skills to help provide writers and other creative professionals with the knowledge, inspiration, and self-discipline to succeed.Whether you are looking to improve your writing skills, or to pursue writing as a career, but need the knowledge, guidance and self-discipline that supports whole learning, eMetaphor can help.eMetaphor was designed to bring an enhanced experience that is both user-friendly and convenient. We select content and resources carefully to provide you with helpful information to assist you with your writing.

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