Starting Your Book: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What's Inside You, by Naomi Rose
You are the secret ingredient. This book helps discover your unique creative pathways so the writing flows from you.
You are the secret ingredient of writing a book that will fulfill your dreams and be meaningful to your readers. Unlike most books on writing that focus on craft, Starting Your Book: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What's Inside You shines a light on what will truly enable you to write in an inspired and trustworthy way, and to find your real voice — the connection with your inner being. As you begin to connect the experience of writing with mining your inner being and discovering the unique ways in which your creative nature works, the writing flows out of you.
Writing a book can be a source of joy, discovery, compassion, and connection with your essential nature. But to get to that point, you have to begin.
Starting a book is not a formula you need to learn. It's an organic growth that an only come out of you. This deeply encouraging book about writing a book assumes that what's inside the writer is what makes the book valuable and the process of writing a book worthwhile. Where most writing books focus on the product alone, this intimate companion highlights the person doing the writing. As you get more and more acquainted with what's inside you, you'll find that writing your book flows easily, surprising and frequently delighting you with what — and who — you find.
"I love everything about this book: the way you've organized it; the crisp, succinct words of advice that don't hit you over the head; and the gentle, thought-provoking exercises. The connection of writing and the heart — of the practice of writing as a way to get in touch with our true, natural selves — once you have this treasure in your being, you realize why we write, why it matters." —Jane Majkiewicz, writer, editor, former literary agency associate
Naomi Rose is a Book Developer & Creative Midwife, and the creator of Writing from the Deeper Self