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AndreasE wrote:I was in a similar situation 23 years ago. My writing was dying. Then I came across the book "Writing down your bones" from Nathalie Goldberg, read it, did the exercise she proposes, and this saved my writing. I published my first novel 6 years later, went writing full-time another 6 years later, and while I am writing this posting, I have the manuscript of my 21st novel or so, which will appear in 2013, open in another space.
I don't know whether this book might change your life as it changed mine, but it's worth a try – and a lot cheaper than a single therapist session.
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:54 pm Post
I'm half way through Doryl Jensen's English translation of 'The Carpet Makers'. Intriguing. How come there aren't any more English translations of your work, Andreas?AndreasE wrote: ...published my first novel 6 years later...
Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:39 am Post
vic-k wrote:But that's not why I'm posting here right now.I'm half way through Doryl Jensen's English translation of 'The Carpet Makers'. Intriguing.AndreasE wrote: ...published my first novel 6 years later...
How come there aren't any more English translations of your work, Andreas?
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:40 am Post
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:57 pm Post
Lord Lightning wrote:Here is a little creative visualisation trick that has been tested in combat.
Imagine your novel (or PhD or short story or screenplay) as a shimmering, light emitting ball of changing colours that you can hold in your hand.
When that image becomes real you can almost drop it on your foot. It gets heavy if you don't write it and organise its energy. The only way to get relief from its weight and brilliant light is to write it each and every day. You HAVE to attend to it. While you nurture it it nurtures you and it remains light and vibrant. But if you ignore it, it niggles and annoys you and gets heavy. Only writing it until you finish it can keep it light and dancing and feeding your soul.
Before you go to sleep at night (or take a refreshing writer's nap) see if you can visualise it - its presence will burn into your sleeping subconscious and feed your creativity as you sleep. Give it the name of your project. Look into it and see the world of your story inside it - the characters doing what they do, the settings, the plot unfolding, the .... .
It is a shimmering crystal ball of pure creative energy that lets you see vividly into the world of your story.
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