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Pep Talks for Writers : 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo

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Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Grant Faulkner, the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, gathers a wide range of insights and guidance for writers at any stage of their career. From tips about how to finally start that story to helpful ideas about what to do when the words just aren't quite coming out right, Pep Talks for Writers provides motivation, encouragement, and helpful exercises for writers of all stripes. This handsome handbook is custom made to kick start creativity. Includes Pep Talks such as:* You don't need permission to be a creator* Channel your super heroic observational powers* Accept the mess* Pull yourself out of the comparison trap* Treating imposter syndrome* Say, "Yes, and ...": the secrets of improv* Move differently to think differently* Persisting through rejection
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 146 x 179 x 25.4mm | 458.13g
  • CHRONICLE BOOKS
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 0
  • 1452161089
  • 9781452161082
  • 221,422

About Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month and the cofounder of 100 Word Story. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Writer s Digest, and The Writer. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin House, The Southwest Review, and Puerto del Sol. He recently published a collection of one hundred 100-word stories, Fissures.
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"I love this book, and I've been reading the entries one at a time, one every few days, since early November. Grant is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, and as a writer and author, he shares his own inspirations and challenges. Pick this up for the pep talks you're gonna need this year." - Huffington Post "If you feel like you need a bit of direction or encouragement, Faulkner has gathered wisdom from gifted writers who overcame obstacles in order to get their writing out into the world."-Typo-Graphical "Looking for encouragement and tips to get started writing? 'Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo' by Grant Faulkner, is sure to motivate you."-Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star "Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), demolishes the myths that hold us back from expressing our creativity and tells us how to make creative writing part of a daily routine."-Taking Cover podcast
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