- By Jillian Sullivan

A Guide to Creating - A Book of Soul Wisdom (Fishing From the Boat Ramp)

  • Title: A Guide to Creating - A Book of Soul Wisdom (Fishing From the Boat Ramp)
  • Author: Jillian Sullivan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • A Guide to Creating A Book of Soul Wisdom Fishing From the Boat Ramp For years I wrote one unpublished novel after another I knew about the struggle to create all right I had children to support I loved writing and the texture of a sentence Yet I faced such doubts t

    For years I wrote one unpublished novel after another I knew about the struggle to create, all right I had 5 children to support I loved writing and the texture of a sentence.Yet I faced such doubts that at times I almost couldn t carry on.It was easier at the start, when I could still believe in the possibility of success.I wrote seven novels before one was published.For years I wrote one unpublished novel after another I knew about the struggle to create, all right I had 5 children to support I loved writing and the texture of a sentence.Yet I faced such doubts that at times I almost couldn t carry on.It was easier at the start, when I could still believe in the possibility of success.I wrote seven novels before one was published How to keep going I still didn t know I was stuck halfway through yet another novel and nervous about taking on a project to write a mythology textbook.A writer friend, Bridget, and I came up with a plan we would text each other two random words at night and in the morning, before dawn, we would make something out of them In this way we would shortcut doubt and procrastination and begin each day already being writers.On the third day, I started to write what seemed like lectures from a guide I called Godfrey I thought I would photocopy them for Bridget On the day I wrote there were fifty lectures to come, I realized it was a book length project I wrote almost every dawn over a winter, in my house beside the sea I wrote a book I didn t set out to write and I did it without thinking, without stopping, for twenty minutes a day That was the first thing I learnt that by simply doing it, something would grow.I went on and wrote the myth book, finished the novel, published two The fear has mostly gone Doubt still lives on and procrastination thrives in many guises But after meeting Godfrey in these pages, I think I know enough now to carry on Jillian SullivanPreviously published by Steele Roberts as Fishing From the Boat Ramp.

    1 thought on “A Guide to Creating - A Book of Soul Wisdom (Fishing From the Boat Ramp)

    1. This book is in short chapters, and so I read it in small bursts to savor the language as much as the advice. Jillian Sullivan is a poet on every page of prose. A favorite quote:"As soon as there was human form, there was the desire for story. Story explains to us the world we live in, the bodies we share, the time and space we inhabit and the integration of our hope and beliefs with one another." But her sensory details are where Sullivan really shines.The premise is so funny. She's a mom strug [...]

    2. Anyone who writes or pursues any artistic or creative process should read Jillian's book. She understands and beautifully portrays the the discipline and passion the is required to be a 'creative'. A book that can be revisited and savoured.

    3. I recommend this book to anyone struggling with their craft - writers, artists, musicians or anyone who wishes to live creatively.

    4. I read this on the way to a writing conference/retreat. What a great way to prepare for creative week! I highly recommend it to those who are ready for a little extra confidence to push themselves creatively.

    5. I'm not finishing this one. It's not quite what I expected. Maybe someday I will restart and finish it. Don't let this cause you to not read it. It is well written.

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