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A Trail of Crumbs to Creative Freedom #2020

A Trail of Crumbs to Creative Freedom By L.E. Henderson A Trail of Crumbs to Creative Freedom Writing a novel is hard beyond just technical problems Toxic ideas about the need for a muse or how writing requires forcing yourself to produce cause pointless suffering A Trail of Crumbs to Creat
  • Title: A Trail of Crumbs to Creative Freedom
  • Author: L.E. Henderson
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  • Page: 245
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A Trail of Crumbs to Creative Freedom By L.E. Henderson Writing a novel is hard, beyond just technical problems Toxic ideas about the need for a muse, or how writing requires forcing yourself to produce, cause pointless suffering A Trail of Crumbs to Creative Freedom proposes a playful approach to creative writing, with a focus on having fun.Part narrative but full of wise advice, the book describes the trauma and creatiWriting a novel is hard, beyond just technical problems Toxic ideas about the need for a muse, or how writing requires forcing yourself to produce, cause pointless suffering A Trail of Crumbs to Creative Freedom proposes a playful approach to creative writing, with a focus on having fun.Part narrative but full of wise advice, the book describes the trauma and creative recovery of the author, a bipolar novelist After a severe manic episode, she sinks into a depression and block so deep, she cannot enjoy writing any.She wants to go back in time to experience again the creative rush of writing her first novel She tries to write another, but the effort is painful She imagines a trail leading back to when writing was fun.This situation sparks insights about the mental game of novel writing, the nature and source of creativity, and the need to unlearn mental practices that impede writing.Topics include writing for love of the art, summoning creativity, ending self abuse, getting unstuck, and replacing guilt with freedom The key theme is rediscovering the childhood excitement of playful exploration.However, unlearning punishing myths takes time The author at first blames her mood medication for her creative block but, unable to quit, searches for another way to rediscover joy in writing A long struggle begins.The title is based on the need of the writer to go back to being creative again, the longing for any kind of direction even a trail of crumbs Her resolution to write anyway leads her through a series of emotional hurdles and finally, to finishing a second novel.Meanwhile, changes occur in how she views writing and she records them as she goes The product of all of her insights is here Each chapter is a part of the long sought trail However, there is a surprise the trail the author discovers leads her not back but forward.
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    About "L.E. Henderson"

    1. L.E. Henderson

      I am a fantasy and science fiction author living in South Florida I have the imagination of a ten year old, which is why I write fantasy novels, but I have the knowledge of an adult who loves to read, which allows me to write science fiction.My inner ten year old and I have written three novels, numerous short stories, and a lot of blog posts My book of short stories called Becoming the Story represents my first foray into science fiction, but I still enjoy the infinite freedom of fantasy My newest published novel is titled The Ghosts of Chimera, a psychological fantasy about a troubled 13 year old boy who is drawn into another world in a search for the ghost of his younger brother.Another novel I published this year is Paw It is the story is about a female slave, a member of an intelligent cat species, who struggles to survive and escape the hardships of a desert mining camp It is the first of a three part series called The Bastis Archives and I am currently working on the sequel.My other published novel, Thief of Hades, is based on the Greek myth of the underworld ferryman Charon Charon is an unsung hero in Greek mythology, but to his credit, a moon of Pluto got named after him If he was important enough to be a moon, I thought he should have his own novel Beyond fiction I have also written an e book on rediscovering creativity in writing called A Trail of Crumbs to Creative Freedom As for my real life, I moved to Florida from South Carolina over four years ago, and have been absorbing the environment as inspiration for my fiction I also have a cat with a soft belly and tufted ears who rules my life but, little does she know, a mutiny is coming soon.Follow my blog, and I will tell you how it goes.

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    1. If you are a writer who experiences gaps in your creative output either because you feel you don t have the time to write, or you are suffering from genuine writer s block, there is a high probability this book will offer insights that will help you to discover what is hindering you A concise and compact read, this book is zero on fluff and chock full of examples and realistic suggestions you can put into action immediately to free your mind from the unintentional traps it sets I highly recommen [...]


    2. For me, A Trail of Crumbs to Creative Freedom was a profoundly worthwhile reading experience I think the author s open and honest portrayal of her emotional journey back to writing led to a great deal of insight which could help not just writers, but innovative minds of all types recapture the spark of creativity As someone who often struggles with writing, I found this book to be an especially valuable source of inspiration with tons of practical writing advice I m very much drawn to visuals, s [...]


    3. Lisa Henderson has written an honest, open, and useful account of how she overcame debilitating writer s block As she writes of reclaiming her creativity, she writes of recovering from depression and bipolar disorder She offers both hope and solid tangible advice on writing.


    4. I was sitting at an indoor water park today, and while my kids went on rides, I opened up my Kindle to finally get to some of the books I have waiting there I decided to go with A Tale of Crumbs to Creative Freedom, and I m so glad I did Although at first glance this book is a discussion of how the author rediscovered her writing after suffering crippling bouts of mania and depression, its pages go far beyond that The advice is sound for any writer who has at some point struggled to maintain mom [...]


    5. I will provide a complete review comments in the coming days Let it suffice to say that I enjoyed Lisa s book, I learned useful tips, and had much in common.


    6. A thoughtful approach to creative writing I really enjoyed Lisa s approach to tapping into what already inside In tone, it reminds me in tone of Finding What You Never Lost Definitely worth a read for any author or would be author.


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