Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Designed to kick-start creativity, this handsome handbook from the executive director of National Novel Writing Month gathers a wide range of insights and advice 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.
About the Author
Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month. His stories and essays have appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, Poets & Writers, Writer's Digest, and the Berkeley Review. He lives in Berkeley, California.
"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
"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
"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
"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