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January 2013, Volume 9, Issue 1, ISSN 1939-8719

Hello,

First of all, I want to wish you all the best for a happy, healthy, and productive New Year. In thinking about this month's article, I decided to use an article from a few years back. I've updated it slightly, but the message itself is still absolutely relevant. Let me know what you think!

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As you know, each month I offer coaching tips, ideas and inspiration to support you in your writing, creativity and personal growth. Please send your comments and questions and I'll write back personally or respond in a future edition of A-Muse Letter.


Inside this issue:

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THE MYTH OF INSPIRATION

Do you have a romantic image of the writing life? Light streaming through the window, you clicking away at your computer keyboard, composing page after page of brilliant prose?

You wouldn’t be the first to conjure up that image. However, that image is most often no more than a fantasy of the writing life.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with being inspired. It’s wonderful to write in a glorious state of flow, when words come without effort, aligning themselves into perfect sentences needing little or no editing.

The problem comes in the belief that you only begin writing when you’re inspired. If we wait for inspiration to find us, most writing---or any creative work for that matter, would never get done.

Here are 3 strategies for helping inspiration along (as well as three great film recommendations)!

CLICK HERE TO READ THE the rest of the article on my blog...

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LOOKING FOR A DYNAMIC SPEAKER FOR YOUR GROUP OR ORGANIZATION? DID YOU KNOW THAT SUSAN DOES KEYNOTE & CUSTOMIZED TRAINING?

To learn more about Susan's Keynote and Customized Training
offerings, please click the links above or contact Susan at
408.973.7877 or susan@susanborkin.com.

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BOOKS TO STIMULATE YOUR WRITING AND CREATIVITY By Susan Borkin
Writing From the Inside Out: Using a Journal for Personal Growth and Transformation When Your Heart Speaks, Take Good Notes: The Healing Power of Writing

Writing From the Inside Out: Using a Journal for Personal Growth and Transformation

When Your Heart Speaks, Take Good Notes: The Healing Power of Writing

Both books are available for previewing and ordering at www.susanborkin.com. Sample chapters are only available to preview.

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GRATIS CORNER


  • Feeling stuck or blocked and think maybe writing can help?

  • Have an idea for a book, but no idea where to start?

  • Feel drawn to writing but need some help with structure and accountability?

  • Think coaching may be of help?


Find out! Just contact me for a Complimentary Coaching Consultation and we'll talk about it. Phone (800) 552-WRITE, that's (800) 552-9748 or write to me at susan@susanborkin.com to find out more.

Need some journaling tips? Send for your GRATIS BONUS ARTICLE "JUMPSTART YOUR JOURNALING" Send an e-mail to susan@susanborkin.com, requesting the article by name.

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ABOUT SUSAN BORKIN

Susan Borkin, M.A. is a licensed psychotherapist, coach and writer. She is the founder of Write Now! a professional practice specializing in the use of writing for personal and professional growth. Susan specializes in helping people overcome creative blocks and achieve deep personal transformation through the use of writing. A personal growth writing teacher for more than twenty-five years, she is the author of When Your Heart Speaks, Take Good Notes: The Healing Power of Writing and Writing From the Inside Out: Using a Journal for Personal Growth & Transformation.

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Susan Borkin, M. A.
Psychotherapist, Writing & Creativity Coach
Helping Creative People Get Unstuck With and Through Writing
19925 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014
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