The Hero Is You by Kendra Levin
Sharpen Your Focus, Conquer Your Demons, and Become the Writer You Were Born to Be (An Open Center Book)

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Books about writing often devote ample space to becoming published, but Levin chooses to focus squarely on helping her readers establish a productive routine. Sprinkled throughout are personal accounts of writers who followed the “hero’s journey” model with success. Levin’s myth-inspired strategy should prove inspiring for first-time writers.
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Imagine having your own personal mentor―someone encouraging yet honest, supportive yet empowering, who could help you set and achieve your goals, turn your moments of doubt and fear into sources of strength, and discover what you’re truly capable of when you’re at your best.

Kendra Levin is that mentor. And with this book, she’s here to help you do the best writing of your life―and live your best life while doing it.

Using a fresh new approach to Joseph Campbell’s archetypal Hero’s Journey, Levin reveals how to be a hero in the narrative of your own process. She weaves together wisdom drawn from her years as a life coach for writers and an editor at the world’s biggest publishing house with behind-the-scenes stories from a panoply of best-selling authors and career entertainers. With over thirty exercises designed to help you reinvent your creative process from the inside out, this book will show you how to:
Identify your biggest challenges and render them powerlessStart a project that you love―and stick with itDesign a structure for writing regularly

Whether you’re a first-time writer with a brand-new project or a seasoned pro, you’ll reach the end of this book feeling fulfilled, inspired, and ready to mentor the next writer on their creative journey.

 

About Kendra Levin

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Kendra Levin is a certified life coach for writers, as well as a children's book editor, teacher, and writer. Since 2008, she has helped writers and other creative artists all over the world meet their goals and connect more deeply with their work and themselves. She is a senior editor at Penguin Books, where she has worked for over a decade. Kendra has taught classes to everyone from media professionals to prison inmates. Visit her online at www.kendracoaching.com.
 
Published November 1, 2016 by Conari Press. 258 pages
Genres: Self Help, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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on Jun 21 2017

Books about writing often devote ample space to becoming published, but Levin chooses to focus squarely on helping her readers establish a productive routine. Sprinkled throughout are personal accounts of writers who followed the “hero’s journey” model with success. Levin’s myth-inspired strategy should prove inspiring for first-time writers.

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