“Okay, no more excuses. Light bulbs went off in my head as I read Kelly L. Stone’s Time to Write with its shrewd observations and sage, practical advice for making time to write.” -HALLIE EPHRON, author of Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel
“When it’s a writing day, I’m writing. Period.” ~ JODI PICOULT
“If the trouble is just getting started in the morning, I often change my writing place or method.” ~ JENNIFER BLAKE
In Time to Write, more than 100 professional writers from across genres-including Sandra Brown, Catherine Coulter, Wendy Corsi Staub, Merline Lovelace, Steve Berry, Tess Gerritsen, Ann Major, Cherry Adair, Christine Feehan, Julia London, and Eloisa James-share their secrets to finding time to write. And if they could find the time to write, then so can you.
The time is now.
In this book, professional counselor Kelly L. Stone teaches you how to use the power of the subconscious mind to capitalize on your writing sessions. Proven techniques for accessing this hidden tool are revealed with a mix of anecdotes, exercises, and guided meditations. You will hear from well-known and award-winning authors such as Jacquelyn Mitchard and Stephanie Losee and how they utilize these methods. Writers—both professional and aspiring—will take away:
A working understanding of the subconscious mind and its benefits to writers
Practical techniques for developing a bridge to the subconscious mind
Easy-to-use strategies for using the power of the subconscious mind to assist with writing endeavors and become successful as a writer
Proven psychological methods for building self-confidence as a writer
As a bonus, the book includes an instructive CD with guided meditations specifically for writers. The exercises on the CD bolster the material in the book and will have you putting pen to paper in no time!
By using a mix of anecdotal material from writers who have been there and a series of progressive and creative psychological exercises, professional counselor Kelly L. Stone shows you how to:
Make writing a daily priority
Maintain enthusiasm, motivation, and dedication for their long-term writing goals
Overcome their fear of failure and gain confidence in their writing abilities
Identify themselves as “writers” instead of people who casually sit down to write
Each interactive exercise serves as a mental workout and helps you train your brain for writing success. You’ll find a comprehensive program to reverse negative writing habits and move forward as a goal-oriented writer.
This book also includes an instructive CD so you can put the techniques described in the book into practice right away–and make writing something you look forward to as much as your morning coffee!
What Readers Are Saying About Kelly’s Books:
“LIVING WRITE…is chock-a-block full of wonderful, practical and off-beat advice for writers. It’s a book every writer should read to get their creative juices not just flowing but bubbling to the top with enthusiasm.” –Mahala Church, Professional Editor
“Your books are changing my life. Thank you for all of your advice – you’re such an inspiration!” — Nicole Mathew
“I just finished reading Thinking Write last night, and immediately started reading it again. There’s way too much stuff in there to “get it” the first time. I am using some of the techniques you suggested in the book, and have seen a vast improvement in my mood and my optimism. I’ve also attended your workshops at the last 2 Moonlight and Magnolias conferences. Amazing stuff you teach. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom.” –Cheryel Hutton
“Looking for inspiration this evening … found just what I needed in the pages of ‘Thinking Write.’” — Carol Polakowski
“THINKING WRITE [is] an excellent book on how the subconscious and conscious mind work. Although I was familiar with the content from Psychology, I needed to be reminded again of the power within me to accomplish what I want to achieve. I recommend this to writers on the brink of writing and established writers who’ve had setbacks and obstacles, as well as those who want to move up to the next level. I also recommend it to anyone who wants to harness the power of their own mind to achieve their goals. There’s powerful stuff here.” –Susan Sullivan, published author
“I was having a hard time with procrastination while writing my novel and then one day in my office I sat at my desk and began looking around my office and my eyes made contact with TIME TO WRITE and it hasn’t been back in the bookshelf since. And my writing everyday has improved! So thank you!” –Tyne Swedish
“Your books have transformed the way I write and the way I feel about writing.” –Stephanie J.
“I can’t tell you how much TIME TO WRITE has helped me. There were so many things that rang true in it and so many strategies that it is the best book I’ve ever read. I have a ‘burning desire to write’ fiction for teenagers and you and the writers’ you interviewed have shown me the way. No more self-sabotage for me! Thank you so very very much.” –Donna Lee Austin, Australia
“I picked up a copy of Time to Write. It will be a very helpful book for inspiring not only wanna-be writers who keep making excuses for why they don’t find time to write, but us pros too who often aren’t as efficient with our time as we want to be. I’ll certainly recommend the book to fellow writers.” –Bruce Most, professional writer
“I just wanted to say how motivated I am by your book. I have always wanted to write and now I truly feel like I can. I have started a novel and have tons of ideas for more. I take notes and keep organized, it has really changed me. Thank you for writing such a book”. –J. Goodwin
“One of the most inspirational and motivational books I’ve read in quite some time, TIME TO WRITE got me up off the couch and into the writing chair with more of a clear purpose and sense of adventure than I’ve had since graduating. I loved this book.” –K. Miller
“Since reading TIME TO WRITE I have written every day for an hour and the results are beginning to show.” – Rob Cattell, New Zealand
“TIME TO WRITE is a helpful and inspirational book; after implementing several of Kelly’s suggestions, I increased my productivity tremendously!” — Peggy Bogason
“I loved TIME TO WRITE. It is very practical and I especially appreciated that it was coming from someone who knows what it is like to work full time and still pursue this passion.” –Melissa Face, full-time educator
“TIME TO WRITE helped me re-evaluate my open time and see more hours that could be used for writing. Because of your book I feel even more encouraged and inspired about my writing.” ~ Joanne Chantelau
“A lively owner’s manual for the aspiring writer’s mind, THINKING WRITE teaches writers how to use the best free tool they’ve got;not the pen, but the mind.-Stephanie Losee, freelance writer
“Kelly has tapped into the deep well of creative wisdom in THINKING WRITE. Brimming with gems of inspiration and practical guidance, she brings this mysterious process into the hands of anyone willing to follow her thoughtful, clear and wise counsel. I highly recommend this book for all who seek to improve not only their writing, but the quality of their life.” -Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria, Grammy-nominated composer, author and speaker
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“This powerful book is about what people will do to hide secrets. A full panoply of motivations is on display, from love and loyalty to illness and greed…a well-written book.” – RT Book Reviews
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“I am a member of a book club and we recently began reading Grave Secret…the book has been amazing…I love how it’s so easy to be so caught up in the book that it’s like you are right there watching a movie as each part is played out, which makes it really hard to put the book down and not get ahead of the rest of the group!” –Stephanie G.