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Unleash the power of your creative potential!
~ Learn practical, fun techniques guaranteed to get your stories on paper
~ Weave worlds of wonder beyond your conscious imagining
~ Discover how to write naturally, eloquently and powerfully without struggle
Whether you're a seasoned writer or just starting out, whatever your genre or form, The Voice of the Muse will deepen
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Paperback, 247 pages
Published February 6th 2008 by Lightlines Media (first published June 18th 2007)
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Magdalena
The hardest part about being a writer is accepting it. Even if you’ve been writing all your life, to actually step forward and allow yourself the freedom; even the indulgence, of calling yourself a writer, is not easy. Even after three published books, one of which was an award winning novel, I tend to shrug and dismiss my writing as an all-consuming hobby, rather than a vocation or career. Mark David Gerson isn’t having any of that. He’s adamant that not only am I a writer who can write coheren ...more
Kat Kiddles
Whittling 13 down to 5…I propose that the top 5 quotes from this book are:

5. “The pain is in the resistance.” (p.113)

4. “You ask why you fear the blank page even as you know that the act of writing will make you feel better. It’s simple: The fear of the void far outweighs any perceived benefit that might arise from allowing it to be filled.” (p.112)

3. “Your imagination is limited by what you think you know. When you let go of that, when you leap off the bridge or cliff with nothing but trust,
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John Murray III
Writers in search of their muse need to explore The Voice of the Muse by Mark David Gerson. As you sit down to write, your inner voice may ask: Where have all the good stories gone? To where have the inspirations disappeared? When will you be given the words to share the story trapped inside? Ideas along our inner paths can be found with the pages of this book.

Mark David Gerson provides thoughts and direction on finding and connecting with your muse. He shares exercises on how to connect with th
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Victoria Durm
As a writer, it is important to me to keep all of my projects on track. Sometimes, this feels impossible. In those moments, I pick up this book, which was written by one of my dear friends. It is an incredibly insightful read. While the subtitle is "Call to Write", I believe what is within can be used for almost any creative endeavor.

Gerson writes with a calm, casual air, making this book an easy read, and quick reference. I am pleased to know him, and be able to share his knowledge with those
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Tom Britz
I will recommend this book for anyone that is having a difficult time getting started writing. In a clear no nonsense approach, Mark walks the writer through his approach to writing.
Julie Isaac
This is one of the best books I've ever read about the writing progress. So good... I wish I'd written it, myself!
Angelica Taggart
Love the book and the CD of meditations -- such great inspiration for writing!
Aspho
[Please note: I will also be posting this review on my Amazon profile under the user name 'Esofagus']

In a review of a creative writing book I came across a while ago, one of the readers said that if he could learn even just one new/useful thing with every ‘writer’s manual’, the book had served its purpose.

I have certainly learnt more than one thing from MDG’s ‘Voice of the Muse’ book and from its companion meditation CD (sold separately). But first, let me tell you what this book isn’t. It’s not
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MARK DAVID GERSON, the Birthing Your Book Guru, specializes in helping writers and non-writers alike get their stories onto the page and out into the world with ease. The award-winning author of 11 books whose readers span the globe, Mark David has worked with an international roster of clients and has inspired audiences around the world as a featured expert, appearing in such venues as L.A.'s Con ...more
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