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The Prequel & A Short Story

Dear Friends and Readers,I'm thrilled to announce the publication of the prequel to my novel THE LAST SUTTEE (Writers Digest, Readers Favorite and TAZ Awards winner) and the revised version of the story The Blackened Mirror from my story collection CHANCE MEETINGS (Readers Favorite Five Star Winner). Both available at:Smashwords: https://tinyurl.com/2yedu7m2Barnes & Noble: https://tinyurl.com/4ejxsh9cRakuten Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/3352msy6Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/28448c7d ...

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LOOK WHAT I RECEIVED TODAY! Reader's Favorite 5-star review! Reviewed by Asher Syed for Readers’ Favorite Author Madhu Bazaz Wangu, Ph.D., offers a systematic 365-day program in her self-help book Unblock Your Creative Flow: 12 Months of Mindfulness for Writers and Artists. The book aims to increase the creativity and productivity of those in the fields of writing and art. In order to help people reach and maximize their full creative potential. . . This all-encompassing strategy takes into account a person's bodily, mental, and spiritual needs to enable intentional and meaningful living. “An inner journey like this that you have chosen to walk upon demands commitment,” says Dr. Madhu Bazaz Wangu, but I can assure you that Unblock Your Creative Flow rarely feels like a book of self-help chores. Yes, commitment is essential...

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Writer’s Block

Mindfulness and Moving Houses (Cont.) Follow me at: https://www.facebook.com/madhubazazwangu/ My writing routine is in shambles these days. To soothe my writing self, I write in snippets about our move to Virginia. I also journal 2-3 pages after my meditation. Although journaling serves many other purposes, it can’t replace writing practice.  Before this interim period of changing homes, I was in the middle of writing my next book, my third novel. It’s three-fourth written but I’m facing blocks for the last quarter. Aakash, the protagonist is at a major crossroad. Without giving anything away, I have to let you know that the antagonist is death.  Before Aakash, the protagonist retired he was an archeologist of Maya palace, pyramid and temple ruins. In college, he was mesmerized with sports related sacrificial and ritual deaths of Mayan civilization....

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From Mindful Path to Mindfulness

From Mindful Path to Mindful Writers Groups

From Mindful Path to Mindful Writers Groups (Cont.) One of ways in which invisible realities that our eyes can’t see, ears can’t hear and mind can’t comprehend are made visible, audible and comprehensive by creativity and imagination. I believe creativity is rooted in spirituality. Like creation of life, artworks seemingly conjure from nowhere and nothing. I am the one who writes or paints but the process itself is guided by an inner source from which new ideas bubble forth. At the same time, the universe assists by sending cues and clues. Once birthed, an artwork has a life of its own. To be able to create one must be completely devoted and dedicated to one’s art whatever it may be. As an author I have a morning routine that I have diligently...

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What Are You?

"This is one of your best books, if not the best," said my husband about my recent publication, "Unblock Your Creative Flow: 12 Months of Mindfulness for Writers and Artists." Then he added, “You were not always mindful! Were you?” Good that he had complimented me before asking this question. Seriously, I was not. The seed of mindfulness was sown when I was in my early 30’s. Since then I have learned to be mindful in spurts.  What was I before I became mindful, self-aware and attentive? Before I was mindful I lived a fragmented life, similar to Dorothy in the book Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Carefree Madhu’s body skipping on the yellow brick road, her mind, heart and boldness skipping along her as the scarecrow, the tinman and the...

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Genesis and Growth of a Novel

I'd love you to join me today and the rest of the week to read my posts about a topic that fascinates me—the genesis and development of a work of fiction. What makes a writer devote months, if not years, filled with passion, purpose and one pointed attention to create a fictional dream? What drives us as we keep revising draft after draft until the final manuscript is completed?  I'm sharing the genesis and growth of my novel, THE LAST SUTTEE at Online Mindful Writers Group #mindfulness #meditation #journaling #reading#writing #visual arts #research #attention #Awareness #Authentic Self  #Dailywritingprompt #silence and solitude #Awe and Wonder #Transformation #Imagination #Creativity #Self-Contemplation #Self-Improvement #Motivation #Inspiration #Self-Help #Daily Guidebook #Fictionwriting #Suttee #Women’srights #Genderequality  Please follow my: Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/madhubazazwangu/Instagram: @Madhu.WanguBookbub: @Madhu-Bazaz-WanguFacebook: @MadhuBazazWangu Links for my paperback and eBooks:  Barnes and Noble: https://tinyurl.com/mr24djxyRakuten Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/2p8yt732Amazon Books: https://tinyurl.com/haayyacmSmashwords: https://tinyurl.com/2p8aj9td ...

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Available Now!!!

Available Now!

Happy and Healthy Earth Day to All!What an auspicious day to release my new publication, UNBLOCK YOUR CREATIVE FLOW: 12 MONTHS OF MINDFULNESS FOR WRITERS AND ARTISTS! Please follow one of the following links for getting your print and iBook from:  Barnes and Noble: https://tinyurl.com/mr24djxyRakuten Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/2p8yt732Smashwords: https://tinyurl.com/2p8aj9tdBookBub: https://tinyurl.com/yc22mu9xMy website: www.MadhuBazazWangu.comApple Books  If you have already ordered it at Amazon please cancel your pre-sale order. I apologize for any inconvenience it may cause." ...

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Cover Reveal and Pre-order


Unblock Your Creative Flow: 12 Months of Mindfulness for Writers and Artists. RELEASE DAY--April 22. Only a week left! You may buy the book from any of the following outlets: Barnes and Noble: https://tinyurl.com/mr24djxy Rakuten Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/2p8yt732 Smashwords: https://tinyurl.com/2p8aj9td BookBub: https://tinyurl.com/yc22mu9x And don't miss what the reviewers are saying about UNBLOCK YOUR CREATIVE FLOW! Excerpts from Readers’ Reviews on Goodreads: https://rb.gy/lluw8 "An absolute must . . . The best technical guide on the craft of writing or artistic techniques. Madhu delivers an enlightening, engaging, and achievable practice . . . each day delivers gems of wisdom wrapped in gorgeous prose . . . give yourself the gift of Unblock Your Creative Flow and witness the wondrous things it will guide you to achieve." "UNBLOCK YOUR CREATIVE FLOW . . . should be on every artist’s shelf—a truly comprehensive guide." "Takes on...

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Reviews and Ratings

Early Reviews:

EARLY REVIEWS FOR UNBLOCK YOUR CREATIVE FLOW Dear Mindful Writers, your response for my recent work has overwhelmed me. I am so grateful! Lorraine Bonzelet, Deborah Catanese, Jennifer D. Diamond, Karen Fatica Geiger, Kimberly Hon Kurth-Gray, Hilary Hauck, Eileen Enwright Hodgetts, Sherren Elias Pensiero, Fritze Roberts, James J Robinson Jr., and Martha Swiss for five star reviews! Carol Schoenig and Linda Schmitmeyer for five star ratings! Thank you so much to all of you for posting your gracious five star reviews for UNBLOCK YOUR CREATIVE FLOW: 12 MONTHS OF MINDFULNESS FOR WRITERS AND ARTISTS at Goodreads! If anyone else has read the book and would like to post a rating or a review please post it at: Goodreads: https://rb.gy/lluw8 BookBub: https://tinyurl.com/yc22mu9x Barnes and Noble: https://tinyurl.com/mr24djxy Rakuten Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/2p8yt732 Apple iBooks With love, Madhu ...

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