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Peek inside my Notebook and you'll find... stories, poems, writing tips {biz + creative}, authentic connection, how to sing to the hearts of your ideal clients {AKA marketing strategies} + musings on the creative-business life.

Published in Multiverse – a new science fiction poetry anthology

By Jeda
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3 min | I’m thrilled to announce that I have two poems, The Thaw and Tempest to be published in Multiverse – New International Science Fiction Poetry published by Shoreline of Infinity, co-edited by Russell Jones and Rachel Plummer. This is exciting on many levels… These are my very first poems to be published, EVER. I have self-published a few poems online – here on my…

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Charcoal Heart Writing Prompt + Flash Fiction

By Jeda
Writing prompts for writers of fiction, novels, short stories, poetry

5 min | Here is a wee writing prompt for you… Write a scene where one of your characters is described as having a ‘charcoal heart‘. It can be from the POV {point-of-view} of your protagonist, or one character describing another. Their charcoal heart can be fantastical, literal or anything in between… Write as much…

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Glimmer of the Harvest – a poem by Jeda Pearl

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2 min | Glimmer of the Harvest   Death weaves his gossamer, silken threads around you, splicing through your veins. His ragdoll eyelashes dust your cheek. He snuffles, urgent, in your ear – archaic, fragile babe afeard of what the dark may hold.   His scent, a glimpse of memory, half-woken – a molluscs’ secretion, it shimmers on your periphery.…

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The Lining of the Shell – the birth of a novel

By Jeda
Novel by Scottish-Jamaican writer, Jeda Pearl. Jeda is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and is working on her first novel.

11 min | In The Lining of the Shell, Dessie’s life feels constantly poisoned by her older half-sister, high-functioning sociopath, Delphine, until she meets Jake. But Dessie and Jake have secrets of their own – secrets that could destroy them. Simultaneously, in 1842, young Sohal is enslaved to Maestro Jones, performing in his Menagerie Review…

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The Brink – short story excerpt

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The Brink Award-winning Short Story by Scottish Jamaican writer Jeda Pearl

3 min | In this award-winning short story, frustrated painter Mark is stuck in an office job he hates, sat next to an employee he can’t stand. It pays a pittance and he’s about to become a father.  WARNING! Contains violence. The Brink was Shortlisted in the Words With Jam 2011 Short Story Competition. Words With Jam is a UK literary…

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Chipped and Wandering – short story excerpt

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Chipped and Wandering Award-winning Short Story by Scottish Jamaican writer Jeda Pearl

3 min | Follow the misadventures of a chipped button as it travels from child to child in this award-winning funny, moving short story. Chipped and Wandering was Highly Commended, The Yellow Room Spring 2012 Short Story Competition. The Yellow Room ran from 1998 to 2013, publishing short stories by female writers and running seasonal…

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Easily create more content using categories & tags – FREE blog topic ideas template

By Jeda
Download the FREE, editable custom made blog topic ideas template to generate blog topics fast

10 min | When I first started with working with my client Danielle Zeigler, she already had a lot of posts on her blog – and they were great posts. Danielle had become more refined in her topics as she’d developed her business and wanted to get even more strategic with her content. The very first…

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The Ultimate Spreadsheet to Track Your Submissions, Writing Competitions & Catalogue Your Creative Writing

By Jeda
Ultimate creative writing submissions tracker, competions database and writing catalogue - google spreadsheet

2 min | Spreadsheets are your friend when it comes to keeping track of your writing. I’ve been using spreadsheets for my clients and my own content, including social media and blog posts {published + ideas}. As I was going through my old creative writing from the past ten years, I decided to create a spreadsheet…

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7 Vital ingredients to get your email marketing off to a flying start {+ FREE checklist}

By Jeda

12 min | Back in the day, during business #1, all my email marketing was done via Gmail – from press releases to newsletters to exclusive event invites. Nowadays, we’ve got so many fantastic tools at our disposal, that there’s really no excuse to not getting the core elements set up, so you can grow…

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For my daughter – a poem by Jeda Pearl

By Jeda

2 min | This poem is for my daughter and all daughters…   On this day and all days may love find its way to you and to all womxn. May we wait upon each smile, may we light up your eyes and celebrate your work, seen and unseen. May we keep learning from you,…

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Hey you, I'm Jeda, boss of mischief, storytelling & strategy around here.
I write fiction & poetry and make art, often exploring intersections of identity, (be)longing, creativity, feminism, parenting and the womxn of colour experience.
I also help creative entrepreneurs navigate their stories, grow their business and make more impact via intuitive + strategic copywriting & marketing. I love piercing through confusion, frustration & fear with compelling words - language grounded in empathy, honesty and clarity.

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Blog posts on collaboration, creating a movement with your business, creative business and meaningful success How to make deeper, more magnetic connections in your writing and marketing, including email marketing and content marketing Writing tips from an experienced copywriter (and creator of the Storytelling Sirens) who specializes in small businesses, plus posts on copywriting, sales writing, as well as creative inspiration.
Post for purpose-driven business owners and creative entrepreneurs who want to build a movement and live a meaningful life. Find posts on Identity, lessons and mission here. Blog posts on mindset, focus and ethos for ethical businesswomen and female entrepreneurs - let's talk about perfectionism, vulnerability, creative blocks, the blues; how to deal with your Inner Critic. Strategies to build momentum, whether you're launching, business planning or creating a movement - let's figure out all the steps of your customer journey and make your success a reality!
Business writing tips for all aspects of your business - web copy, blogging tips, content strategy, copywriting 101, email autoresponder sequences, writing for your ideal client; marketing collateral, such as press releases, lead magnets, sales pages, business names & taglines, ebooks... Lots of writing strategies for your business, plus how to make your dreams and wider vision a reality with strategic thinking, planning and implementation tips. All things marketing for small business owners and creative entrepreneurs - how to nurture your audience with email marketing, content marketing, events and more

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“I highly recommend Jeda. The sales page copy she wrote made me want to buy my own product!"  – Daniela Woerner, AddoAesthetics

I was completely blown away by your help! Your ideas are fantastic and it's so refreshing for someone to come up with ideas like this." – Helen Newby, Dee Dee & Boo

"Jeda is an excellent communicator and empathetic listener – ensuring your business needs are met from all angles.” – Victoria Handley, No Pink Please

“I’ve had great feedback about my website content and you made the experience amazing!” – Kristy Gostelow, Kadence Group

“Jeda is a true word magician! The way she transformed my thoughts (that were all over the place) into a well formatted copy amazes me! She takes care of everything and goes above and beyond. Her system is amazing and she is so easy to work with." –Tjasa, Miss Ollie Photography
"I was completely blown away by your help! Your ideas are fantastic and it's so refreshing for someone to come up with ideas like this.” – Helen Newby, Dee Dee & Boo

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Blog posts on collaboration, creating a movement with you business, creative business and meaningful sucessHow to make deeper, more magnetic connections in your writing and marketing, including email marketing and content marketing Writing tips from an experienced copywriter (and creator of the Storytelling Sirens) who specializes in small businesses, plus posts on copywriting, sales writing, as well as creative inspiration.

Post for purpose-driven business owners and creative entrepreneurs who want to build a movement and live a meaningful life. Find posts on Identity, lessons and mission here. Blog posts on mindset, focus and ethos for ethical businesswomen and female entrepreneurs - let's talk about perfectionism, vulnerability, creative blocks, the blues; how to deal with your Inner Critic. Strategies to build momentum, whether you're launching, business planning or creating a movement - let's figure out all the steps of your customer journey and make your success a reality! Business writing tips for all aspects of your business - web copy, blogging tips, content strategy, copywriting 101, email autoresponder sequences, writing for your ideal client; marketing collateral, such as press releases, lead magnets, sales pages, business names & taglines, ebooks...Lots of writing strategies for your business, plus how to make your dreams and wider vision a reality with strategic thinking, planning and implementation tips.

All things marketing for small business owners and creative entrepreneurs - how to nurture your audience with email marketing, content marketing, events and more