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Creative Visualization for Writers

An Interactive Guide for Bringing Your Book Ideas and Your Writing Career to Life

By Nina Amir

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Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Published In: United States, 28 October 2016
Creative Visualization for Writers is designed so that readers can pick up the book and use it for a day, a week or a month - whatever time frame works for them. They can pick and choose from more than 150 interactive exercises, which include everything from stormwriting and coloring, to drawing and diagramming. With so much variety, every writer will find numerous exercises that speak to them. And they can use the book over and over again whenever they need inspiration, relaxation, a way to work on or bring an idea into the world, or a creative boost. The book provides a prescription any time the reader feels stuck, stressed, low energy, frustrated, lacking in confidence, or simply experiences a light bulb go on for a new idea-or needs a light bulb to go on. By using the book in this way, readers will change their ways of looking at themselves, their works-in-progress and their ability to make those creative dreams realities. They will emerge with a new perspective, new habits, and many new ideas and goals designed to enhance or move forward their writing careers. The book will be divided into five primary sections, including self-exploration, goals, creativity, visualization, and focus. Working through these sections will help writers to: * Improve creativity by using both the right and left side of the brain. * Ideate with ease. * Relax with coloring therapy. * Gain clarity about themselves and their creative goals. * Focus on ideas and how to get from inspiration to manifestation. * Use affirmations and visualization to help make dreams and ideas reality. * Find joy in the creative process.

About the Author

Nina Amir is the author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual and five e-books, including Authorpreneur: How to Build a Business Around Your Book, The Nonfiction Book Proposal Demystified, The Write Nonfiction NOW! Guide to Writing a Book in 30 Days, and Navigating the Narrow Bridge: How to Move Forward Courageously Even When Life Seems Most Precarious. She is a speaker and blogger, as well as an author, book, blog-to-book coach, and certified High Performance coach. Amir helps creative people combine their passion and purpose so they move from idea to inspired action and positively and meaningfully impact the world as writers, bloggers, authorpreneurs, and blogpreneurs. Some of Nina's clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She is the founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge, and the Nonfiction Writers' University. As a hybrid author she has published 15 books and had as many as four books on the Amazon Top 100 list at the same time. She now resides with her husband and an old cat in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Los Gatos, CA. Occasionally she also lives with her grown children; one is a professional dancer and the other is a scenic designer.

Reviews

"Finally, a book that puts a truly positive spin on the writing process! There's so much to love here--inspirations, exercises, and high-octane creative fuel. Highly recommended!" --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Patient Zero "Writers often find it hard to go from idea to published book to writing career. Nina Amir's Creative Visualization for Writers provides the tools necessary to fulfill your dream of becoming a successful author." --Rick Frishman, best-selling author, publisher, and speaker (www.rickfrishman.com) "This excellent book shows you how to stimulate your imagination and unlock your ability to write more creatively than ever before." --Brian Tracy, author of Get Smart! "Nina Amir delivers an inspiring book that offers solutions to the problems creative people struggle with: What is my vision, and how can I access it and make it come true in the real world? Every creative work in the world starts with an idea and the problem of how to bring it forth. Creative Visualization for Writers draws upon ancient wisdom and modern techniques to help you give birth to your project." --Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers and author of The Power of Memoir and gold medal winner Don't Call Me Mother "Creative Visualization for Writers is brilliant--a guidebook, journal, writing coach, coloring book, and touchpoint to your inner life, all in one place! I love the blend of introspection and activity, along with the short, actionable chapters and exercises. Nina Amir's holistic approach can help you be creative, productive, and successful as a writer--and enjoy a rompin' good time in the process. This book will help you choose the right projects--the ones that truly light your fire and help you live your purpose now--and complete them." --Lisa Tener, author and book coach (www.lisatener.com) "In Creative Visualization for Writers, Nina Amir shares all you need to know to implement the latest research on how your brain tap into its very own writing genius." --Carolyn Howard-Johnson, multi-award-winning poet and author of the HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers "More than just a map, Creative Visualization for Writers is like a GPS for achieving your writing dreams. I highlighted the heck out of this book!" --Carla King, Misadventures Media "An inspiring guide to help you get to know your inner writer--and decode how to truly work alongside her to produce your best writing." --Zachary Petit, editor, PRINT magazine "With powerful, affirming messages of support, Creative Visualization will help any writer harness the positive energy and creativity necessary to do their best work. Nina Amir's confident, encouraging voice will motivate writers on their discouraged days, and inspire in the best of times." --Jordan Rosenfeld, author of Writing the Intimate Character, A Writer's Guide to Persistence, and five other books "This delightful, interactive book brings to writers the awesome power of visualization and combines it with Nina Amir's wise, sane advice on how to get your work out of your head and into the world. It's a must-read for aspiring authors who want to become published." --Joel Friedlander (www.thebookdesigner.com) "I love the concept of this book. The writing process is never straightforward. Right-brain exercises, from visualizing to coloring, can add joy to rote tasks like outlining and marketing. At the same time, goal-setting and list-making activities can spark creative thinking. So let your creativity and productivity flow together!" --Jody Rein, literary agent and co-author of How to Write a Book Proposal Fifth Edition -Finally, a book that puts a truly positive spin on the writing process! There's so much to love here--inspirations, exercises, and high-octane creative fuel. Highly recommended!- --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Patient Zero -Writers often find it hard to go from idea to published book to writing career. Nina Amir's Creative Visualization for Writers provides the tools necessary to fulfill your dream of becoming a successful author.- --Rick Frishman, best-selling author, publisher, and speaker (www.rickfrishman.com) -This excellent book shows you how to stimulate your imagination and unlock your ability to write more creatively than ever before.- --Brian Tracy, author of Get Smart! -Nina Amir delivers an inspiring book that offers solutions to the problems creative people struggle with: What is my vision, and how can I access it and make it come true in the real world? Every creative work in the world starts with an idea and the problem of how to bring it forth. Creative Visualization for Writers draws upon ancient wisdom and modern techniques to help you give birth to your project.- --Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers and author of The Power of Memoir and gold medal winner Don't Call Me Mother -Creative Visualization for Writers is brilliant--a guidebook, journal, writing coach, coloring book, and touchpoint to your inner life, all in one place! I love the blend of introspection and activity, along with the short, actionable chapters and exercises. Nina Amir's holistic approach can help you be creative, productive, and successful as a writer--and enjoy a rompin' good time in the process. This book will help you choose the right projects--the ones that truly light your fire and help you live your purpose now--and complete them.- --Lisa Tener, author and book coach (www.lisatener.com) -In Creative Visualization for Writers, Nina Amir shares all you need to know to implement the latest research on how your brain tap into its very own writing genius.- --Carolyn Howard-Johnson, multi-award-winning poet and author of the HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers -More than just a map, Creative Visualization for Writers is like a GPS for achieving your writing dreams. I highlighted the heck out of this book!- --Carla King, Misadventures Media -An inspiring guide to help you get to know your inner writer--and decode how to truly work alongside her to produce your best writing.- --Zachary Petit, editor, PRINT magazine -With powerful, affirming messages of support, Creative Visualization will help any writer harness the positive energy and creativity necessary to do their best work. Nina Amir's confident, encouraging voice will motivate writers on their discouraged days, and inspire in the best of times.- --Jordan Rosenfeld, author of Writing the Intimate Character, A Writer's Guide to Persistence, and five other books -This delightful, interactive book brings to writers the awesome power of visualization and combines it with Nina Amir's wise, sane advice on how to get your work out of your head and into the world. It's a must-read for aspiring authors who want to become published.- --Joel Friedlander (www.thebookdesigner.com) -I love the concept of this book. The writing process is never straightforward. Right-brain exercises, from visualizing to coloring, can add joy to rote tasks like outlining and marketing. At the same time, goal-setting and list-making activities can spark creative thinking. So let your creativity and productivity flow together!- --Jody Rein, literary agent and co-author of How to Write a Book Proposal Fifth Edition

EAN: 9781440347184
ISBN: 1440347182
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Dimensions: 27.43 x 20.83 x 1.52 centimetres (0.38 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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