Author: Harmony Kent
Book title: Creative Solutions for the Modern Writer
Genre: Non-fiction / Creative writing / Inspiration
Published date: October 9th, 2019
Creative Solutions for the Modern Writer is the perfect gift for the writer in your life.
Do you want to be an author? Are you struggling to find inspiration? Do you ever find it difficult to put words on the page? Or are you simply looking for novel ideas? If so, then this book is for you.
This little guide will help you unlock your story ideas and fire your imagination. The text covers things such as writing from various prompts, to using Chess, Tarot, and even nursing Triage (and much more) for developing your characters, story, and plot.
From the award-winning author of Polish Your Prose: Essential Self-Editing Tips for Authors—an excellent companion text—Creative Solutions focuses on the creative side of writing rather than the technical.
This book gives you the tools you need to make writing fun, as well as tips and techniques on creating characters and stories that will stay with you and your readers forever.
Crammed with easy-to understand examples, this guide is for writers of every genre—both fiction and non-fiction, literary, and commercial. But most of all, it’s about having fun and making friends with your muse.
Where does your creativity come from? What are we talking about when we mention having a muse?
Personally, I’ve never experienced talking to or with my muse. It doesn’t manifest that way. I found my creative flow after learning to meditate, and it was in that quiet mind that I discovered what could be called my silent muse.
On YouTube, at the time of writing this book, you will find a great video about the split brain and its implications for the muse within. Please do take a look, especially the bit that talks about the brain telling itself stories! The video lasts for just under five minutes. Youtube has lots of great videos on the brain and personality.
In summary, we have two sides of the brain. The left is the logical, loud side that talks and talks. The right is the creative silent side. Our speech centre lives in the left side of the brain, hence its dominance in our everyday thinking mind, the one we are most aware of. So, how do we get in touch with our silent muse?
The trick is in getting your left brain to communicate with your right brain. You have to know what questions to ask your muse, and then the left, logical brain has to shut up and listen. It takes confidence to listen to your creative, non-logical side. Though it’s always there, we have a tendency to ignore it and simply not hear it.
After spending around thirteen years as an ordained Buddhist monk, living in a Zen Buddhist temple, and six years after a life-changing injury following a surgical error, Harmony Kent returned to the world at the tender age of forty.
Now, she is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She’s even won a few awards. Harmony lives in rural Cornwall with her ever-present sense of humour, adorable husband, and quirky neighbours.
Harmony is passionate about supporting her fellow authors.