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The Write State: A Manual of Rituals to Get You Writing

The Write State: A Manual of Rituals to Get You Writing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Harris, Jill

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You want to write a novel, finish it, edit it and publish it? Then you would like to do it all over again? That's a great goal. Many authors nowadays know that in order to make a living from your writing, you need to be consistently productive. Writing between one and four novels... a year is the new normal. This means you want to be able to rely on your creativity. You need to be ready to tackle the task and conjure the muse whenever you've got got time to write. What if you could do that using simple psychological rituals? Well, you can, but only if you understand the process of writing. It can take years to fully understand the creative writing process. Or you can find out what it is in the pages of this book and save yourself a lot of time and heartache. Let's face it, writing novels is as much about endurance as creativity. Over the last ten years of teaching, editing and wrestling with my own writing demons, I've discovered there is one vital mistake many authors make. They think the whole process involves one single mind state - creativity. Often called 'flow', it's where you sit down and the words pour out and then it's done. Not true. Creating a full length story requires several distinct approaches. I've identified five main stages in the process: Prewriting, freewriting, rewriting, publishing and nurturing. Having made every mistake a writer could make, I found out how to create the correct mind state for each stage. I developed a system of giving my brain simple commands to make sure I am in the right state for whatever part of the process I'm in. This made it easy to go from one stage of making a book to the other, without grinding to a halt or getting stuck in an endless loop. The human mind responds well to ritual and verbal commands. This book will help you to understand what each stage of novel writing actually is, and how to evoke the correct mind state for it. With practise, you'll be able to slip into the right state of mind with ease. You will learn how to develop your own rituals to get you writing. Once you have mastered this process, you will be in control of your creative process - and who knows what you can achieve once you have that? I hope this book helps many writers - those just starting out as well as more experienced authors - to take control of their storytelling journey. With this knowledge and control, you will enjoy the whole experience on a much deeper level.
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ISBN 9780995789500
Released NZ 6 Apr 2017
Publisher Narrative Beats
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9780995789500
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Narrative Beats
Imprint Narrative Beats
Released 6 Apr 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Harris, Jill
Category Writing & Editing Guides
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Usage & Writing Guides
ONIX Text General/trade