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Hero Is You : Sharpen Your Focus, Conquer Your Demons, and Become the Writer You Were Born to Be
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Building on the archetypes in Joseph Campbell's heroic journey, The Hero Is You takes writers from the inception of a brand-new idea straight through to completing a project, revising it, and sharing it with the world.
Kendra Levin, a life coach who specializes in working with writers, packs in practical tips and advice, craft tools, road-tested creative exercises, and insights from other professional writers. Each chapter digs into a single step in the creative process and coaches writers through whatever challenges they may be experiencing. She offers a healthier process by liberating writers from old issues and habits, and she provides the courage and confidence to write as never before. And by applying a coach's insight to the work writers can do off the page, in their everyday lives, she helps them to strengthen their writing muscle and deepen their work accordingly. Designed as the kind of reference writers return to often, it can be used on one's own or with a writing group.
After reading The Hero Is You, writers will have a more in-depth understanding of the story structure and the archetypes that make up the hero's journey, a more effective writing process, feel more deeply in tune with themselves, and be doing the best work of their lives.