Wild Words: Rituals, Routines, and Rhythms for Braving the Writer's Path (Paperback)
This isn't "another book on writing." It's a book that reminds us that it's ok to not be writing but if we want to be writing, there are doors and paths that can lead us out of the dark. Wild Words is:
A Light at the End of the Tunnel
Recommended by Rob— From Staff Picks: Non-fiction for Adults
Wild Words is an invitation to explore the intersection of your writing practice with everything else in your busy life. Through personal stories and practical lessons you’ll learn how to enter a new relationship with your creativity, one that honors where you’ve been, where you’re headed, and where you are today. Discover methods to support a sustainable writing practice, clarifying and nourishing routines, an understanding of your own creative history, and guidance on how to make small but powerful mind-set shifts (such as how to see a career as a partner rather than an obstacle).
Above all, Wild Words encourages you to approach creativity through a seasonal lens and helps you untangle the messy process of embracing your circumstances, trusting your voice, and making time to put pen to paper, season after season.
"Wild Words does the near impossible: equips the doubting, frenzied mind with the rhythms and tools it needs to drop down into the body of the writer and, finally, surrender to write. Every season, ritual, and routine feels like a deep breath into creativity.”—Lily Diamond, Author of Kale & Caramel
"With her beautiful prose and practical, meet-you-where-you-are, organic routines, Nicole Gulotta sheds light on how to cultivate a lifelong relationship with creativity—one that reframes the work from a stressful, frenzied task to a joyful, fulfilling, and sustainable practice. Wild Words is a true gift to anyone who has ever wondered how to find and share their unique voice."—Stef Ferrari, co-author of A Woman’s Place
"If you’ve ever said ‘I don’t have time to write,’ this book will prove you wrong. Wild Words is a must-read. Gulotta’s personal story is both compelling and inspiring; her exercises make it easy for anyone to apply these lessons to whatever season of life you’re in with your writing career.”—Jeff Goins, bestselling author of You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)