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Feel Good Fridays – Write Now! Be Confident, Be Inspired! with Patricia Cleghorn

23 April @ 12:00 - 13:00 BST

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Do you want to feel more confident as an author and give your inspiration a chance to shine through? Patricia Cleghorn will show you how to use meditative approaches to do this with greater ease.

Are your thoughts and beliefs helping you or hindering you in your writing? See how you can make changes to help you build the confidence you need to succeed. As you release yourself from the tyranny of your thoughts, you write, and live, with greater freedom.

In this time of flux, many people are feeling a degree of stress, fear and uncertainty, a dampening of hope. As you use these practices, you may find a way through that leaves you feeling more inspired, calm and confident.

Easy meditative approaches to use in your writing, your business and your life!

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Send us questions in advance

If you would like to send questions in advance, email Anna Ganley with ‘Write Now! – Question’ in the subject header. We will prioritise questions sent in advance and try to answer as many as we can from the audience on the day.


  • 2 mins – Welcome from Anna Ganley, SoA’s Head of Staff
  • 40 mins – Patricia’s talk will include a short, practical meditation: Write with Confidence!
  • 10 mins – Q&A
  • 5 mins – Closing meditation and remarks


The line-up

Patricia Cleghorn – Author, tutor, speaker

Patricia Cleghorn is Principal of Orchid International, an author, tutor and speaker. She has an exceptionally wide range of experience in helping people to flourish. Patricia has featured in the national press, in many magazines, as well as on radio and television. Her books, translated into many languages, are The Secrets of Self-Esteem and Confidence Boosters!. Patricia’s audio products are Learn to Relax and Sleep Well! Boost Your Self-Esteem! and Write Now! Be Confident, Be Inspired! for authors and aspiring authors.

Orchid’s courses include those for people in business, in the public sector and for young people, with training courses for those who work with them, as well as for individuals, including writers. Courses and coaching are currently given online.

Website: www.orchidinternational.co.uk


SoA Members only. Book your place using the registration form below.

All SoA @ Home Feel Good Friday sessions are free to SoA Members only but, if you can afford it, we recommend a minimum £5 donation to the Authors’ Contingency Fund to help us support authors facing financial hardship during the health crisis. DONATE HERE

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Since March 2020, the Authors’ Contingency Fund has distributed over £1 million in small grants to authors facing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

With at least 57% of authors facing financial losses during the pandemic, we have helped people struggling financially due to contractual, employment and event cancellations, others who have lost income due to illness, and others prevented from working because of caring responsibilities.

As the health crisis continues, applications for grants continue to come in, and our emergency funds are running low.

So, if you are in a position to help, please donate via the link below. If you are an author facing financial hardship, please click here to see if we can help.


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20% off your first year with discount code SOAFESTIVAL20

The Society of Authors is the UK’s biggest trade union for authors – representing more than 11,300 writers, illustrators, translators and other creative practitioners.

Our standard subscription rate is just £26.25 per quarter (£18.50 for students).

As an SoA member, you’ll get:

  • Access to all our SoA @ Home Festival events for free
  • Unlimited one-to-one professional advice
  • Membership of our online and real-world professional networks
  • A range of member-only discounts, including books, insurance and travel
  • And much more.



23 April
12:00 - 13:00 BST
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