The Writer's Block Myth: A Guide to Get Past Stuck & Experience Lasting Creative Freedom by Heloise JonesThe Writer's Block Myth: A Guide to Get Past Stuck & Experience Lasting Creative Freedom by Heloise Jones

The Writer's Block Myth: A Guide to Get Past Stuck & Experience Lasting Creative Freedom

byHeloise Jones

Hardcover | March 14, 2017

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The Writer’s Block Myth is a grounded and inspirational guide for what every writer and creative person wants - to live their joy in the process and to create. Whether you're a seasoned writer or new to the page, The Writer's Block Myth is like no other book on writer's block or the creative life out there.

 

Created for people living in the real world and presented like a conversation with a good friend, it offers a framework to shift your thinking and integrate writing as part of your life, whatever your circumstances.

 

You’ll learn how you’re still a writer even when you’re not putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. How stuck on the page is not about writing so you can focus on the right things to move forward. You'll understand the many ways to define your process and why it matters.

 

Included are the voices and stories of other writers for inspiration and examples for how to apply the principles presented, plus short, easy exercises & tools to support you. You’ll have your greenlights––your permission slips––for doing it your way.

 

The Writer’s Block Myth is a culmination of hundreds of hours of conversations and work with writers, artists, and creatives, as well as interview-conversations conducted with writers of all levels, interests, and experience.  This book is for every writer, whether professional or new to the page, who’s experienced being stuck, and knows what feeling blocked looks like. It's for those who feel a split in their creative life and life in the real world, who want to be seen and validated to do what they love to do - write and create. This book is for every person who wants to stay on their feet to live, work, and create at their best, feeling lasting creative freedom.


Put it on your desk, kitchen counter, or bedside table. Carry it in your bag. Refer to it often.  It holds the keys to get past stuck, complete your goals, feed your creative Soul, and guide you to experiencing lasting creative freedom.

Title:The Writer's Block Myth: A Guide to Get Past Stuck & Experience Lasting Creative FreedomFormat:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.5 inPublished:March 14, 2017Publisher:Lifestyle Entrepreneurs PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:194669732X

ISBN - 13:9781946697325

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Table of Contents

The Writer’s Block Myth - Introduction

The Inner Game

7 Keys to Set You Free to Write

    #1 Pay Attention to the Evidence Journal

    #2 Let Go of Dead-End Distractions, and Do What Answers Yes

    #3 Trust the Permeable Boundaries of the Creative Process

        Get Curious

        Let Go of Expectations

    #4 Connection is Alchemical. Writing is Connection.

    #5 Rejection Happens, so Cheer the Triumphs.

        The Inner Critic, A Twisted Friend

        Perfectionism, the Inner Critic’s Buddy

        Change the Word Sacrifice to Choice

    #6 You Define Success

        Comparison is Deadly

    #7 We’re Works in Progress

The Magic Word that Will Set You Free to Write

The Outer Game

7 Greenlights for Success - The Writer’s Permission Slips

   #1 Permission to Do What Writer’s Do

        Engage with Your Imagination and Daydream

        Observe with Awareness

        Learn Craft

        Research

        Read

        Doodle with Words for as Long as It Takes

        The Secret Path to Calling Your Written Work Done

    #2 Permission to Do It Your Way.

        The Value of Pauses

        Change the Scenery

        Time is Arbitrary and On Your Side

    #3 Permission to Create and Have a Writing Space

    #4 Permission to Choose What You Write

    #5 Permission to Own Your Superpower, Your Writer’s Voice

    #6 Permission to Make Writing a Priority

    #7 Permission to Succeed by Your Definition of Success

    The Truth About Stories

Your Best Creative Life - Living with Lasting Creative Freedom

    Lasting Creative Freedom - What is It?

    Envision Your Best Creative Life

    What Your Writing Means to You

    It’s Never Too Late

    Your Ideal Writer’s Life

    Your Perfect Day

    Other Writers, You Need Them

    Rituals for Writing

    Re-Imagine Your Creative Life

    Claim Your Dreams

Conclusion

Your Creative Writer’s Life Worksheet-Guide

Reader’s Note

Acknowledgements


Idea Guide for a Writer’s Life