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Wild Words: Rituals, Routines, and Rhythms for Braving the Writer's Path

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A guide for the next generation of writers—self-care rituals, creativity-generating rhythms, and personalized strategies for embracing your craft no matter what life throws at you.

Part memoir and part spirit guide, Wild Words is a book about the intersection of our creative soul with everything else, and how to make peace, make priorities, and ultimately, make progress by
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Paperback, 176 pages
Expected publication: October 15th 2019 by Roost books
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A wise guide for moving confidently through the seasons of a writing life. Part memoir, as the author shares eloquently from her own experiences. Part nurturance, as she encourages writers through self-care rituals, insights into the ebb and flow of a creative practice, and strategies for continuing with pen on paper no matter the barriers. Highly recommended!

Pub Date 15 Oct 2019.

Thanks to the author, Roost Books and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine.

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A guide for the next generation of writers--self-care rituals, creativity-generating rhythms, and personalized strategies for embracing your craft no matter what life throws at you.

Part memoir and part spirit guide, Wild Words is a book about the intersection of
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Dana
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was privileged to read an ARC of Wild Words: Rituals, Routines,and Rhythms for Braving the Writer’s Path. As a writer I thoroughly enjoyed the suggestions Ms Gulotta made for how to structure time for writing. One of my take aways from reading this book was her chapter on how to plan. I have heard this many times over my years of writing yet never saw a concrete idea of what a plan would look like. This is very helpful! Once read through, the book is laid out so that each chapter can be read i ...more
Breanna
Wild Words is about the seasons in a writer’s life, through ups and downs and rough transitions, and is so accurate and heartfelt that at one point I sat up and said, “That’s me! She’s describing me!” This book is about acknowledging and honoring each season in the writing life, and looking at how to move forward. This book will now live on my desk, within easy reach while I write, and I look forward to referencing it in years to come as I grow as a writer. Full of personal stories, kind advice, ...more
Vicki Petersen
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is an excellent resource for writers seeking guidance on sustaining a creative lifestyle. Broken down into the various seasons of the writing process, Nicole guides her readers from finding time to draft those first words to preparing to share their work with the world. As a working mother who writes on the side, I especially found useful her tips on “writing in the margins” while raising young children. An excellent resource for new and experienced writers to consult throughout the wr ...more
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Anne
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I found this book delightful and refreshing. As one reviewer pointed out, it is not a book ABOUT writing, but it is definitely a book FOR those who write. It is full of inspiring quotes, stories, and lots of suggestions for following the seasons of our own writing lives. If you are a writer, published or not, this book will feel like an old friend. I found the stories and suggestions comforting, practical, and motivating.

Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy
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Colleen Maynard
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Writers, Artists, Musicians, Performers, Makers
I read Wild Words during a roadtrip through the Texas countryside, pausing in the passenger seat to write down especially good passages or jot notes around the gentle prompts. This is a book that may be savored slowly, ready for you when you need it, but Nicole Gulotta's tone, careful details, and constructive ideas create a breezy momentum. I appreciate her realistic consideration and embrace of different seasons in one's writing, shifting modes as needed, and returning to things that restore o ...more
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NICOLE GULOTTA is the author of Wild Words: Rituals, Routines, and Rhythms for Braving the Writer’s Path and Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry. As the founder of the Wild Words community, she helps fellow writers embrace the season they’re in, create at their own pace, and care for their minds and bodies along the way. Nicole holds an MFA in poetry from Vermont College ...more