Plenty of writing advice out there is focused on the nuts and bolts of writing – how to do it, when, how to market it and where, etc. But this is not that sort of book. If you want to learn to write more compellingly, with more skill and expertise, you can do it, easily. The really tricky bit, though, is understanding why. Uncover this why for yourself and you get in touch with the inexhaustible engine of your creativity. The human core of why we bother to create at all. Get to know this root well and you will not need gimmicky books full of writing prompts to blast away your writer’s block. You will not need “inspiration” or 31 awesome tips and tricks. When you were a baby, something made you open your mouth and speak. Understand the thing that inspired you to do this, and you’re more than half way to being the creative, productive and generative human being you were destined to be. When you were a tiny baby, your head was full of mostly nothing and the world was new and unknown. You barely had the skill to move yourself around the environment, and you most definitely lacked the skill to do what humans are most know for – communication. As you grew and developed, though, something strange started to happen. The people around you, the things in your world – you began to understand that they could be reached. That in your infant isolation there was still a way to reach out and touch someone else’s experience. You saw all around you evidence of this magical skill that you had yet to develop: language. Since before we were old enough to understand it, we’ve tried to master this almost god-like ability to shape symbols and concepts, reach into the mind of someone else and affect their hearts and minds, to bring about changes in the world, to connect and understand and share with another human being. At the root of all creative expression is a deep, inborn and very human desire to be heard and understood. For the writers among us, the urge to communicate more clearly, more beautifully, and in new ways never really left us. With the right words, new worlds can be created, new ideas can be incubated and grown, great heights and depths can be reached. Every brilliant idea had its first home in the written or spoken word, and if you are a writer or aspire to be one, you most likely understand this power better than anything. Ask yourself this simple question: why write at all? Once you’ve managed to answer this question for yourself you’ll have found something that will be incredibly valuable to your writing career, wherever it takes you: your purpose. Tapping into the deep roots of why you are compelled to write at all is a brilliant way to unlock your true motivations and your ultimate reason for that urge to take what’s in your head and put it out there in the world. Remember, all change and growth begins with the creativity of imagining something different. It’s quite likely that opening the door on your innate creativity will invite all sorts of new skills and insights into your life, not just the verbal ones.

This book will address:

  • How to tap into your creative self and give your writing a heart
  • Finding your own style and voice
  • Creativity exercises
  • How to develop your writing habit and be a writer 24/7
  • Ineffective vs. effective writing
  • How to set up a writing community
  • Writer’s block, and why you should love it!
  • Common writing myths and why they aren’t true
  • Writing blunders that you want to avoid
  • The editing process
  • Launching your work
  • How to handle rejection
  • And much more!

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  1. book swallower

    A must-read for anyone serious about their writing Take it from someone who is very serious about his writing – this book really made a huge impression on me. It left me with several deep insights that I’ve never even thought about before.What made me buy tis book to begin with was actually its rather thought-provoking title and something I read in the book’s description. Why is there no need for a zillion writing prompts or X number of gimmicky tips and tricks in order to increase my writing skills? And why in the…

  2. PaulH

    Refreshingly different This book took me a bit by surprise because the unusual approach kept my interest all the way through to the end, in one reading!As an aspiring author my mindset about many areas of authorship have been challenged and I right away recognize what actions, and thinking, I need to endorse to become successful.There is pure content here – no sugar coating or fluffing up of information, just the raw, and sometimes brutal, truth that the reader needs to face up to, but with…

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