This timely book details the Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) strategies that can transform a tentative, novice writer into a passionate, productive dynamo, adapting the resourceful states, beliefs, cognitive strategies and behaviours of highly accomplished writers. If you are new to the game of writing, if you feel intimidated by a blank page, if you have ever started a writing project but run out of steam, then this book is for you. Your guide is Dr. Judith E. Pearson, an NLP Trainer and author of three books on NLP and over 200 published articles and reviews. Through the magic of NLP you'll discover the thinking patterns and cognitive strategies of accomplished writers. You'll learn the writing process from beginning to end - from romancing your idea to ruthless editing and revision - and you'll learn strategies for overcoming writer's block. The secret to great writing lies in learning how to alternate between three mindsets: Dreamer, Realist and Critic. The author will tell you exactly how to get into each mindset and how to apply it. This book will teach you the NLP models for creativity, tenacity and meticulous attention to detail.Read this book and you'll know how to write persuasively, hypnotically and prolifically.
Dr. Judy Pearson is a free spirit, pursuing all the things she loves to do. After decades of working as a project manager, employee assistance program provider, and a psychotherapist, today she is an author, freelance writer and copy editor, speaker, communication coach, and certified Trainer/Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). She has published four books (three with Crown House Publishing Ltd.) and over 200 articles, reviews, and interviews in magazines, newsletter, and blogs. As a Communication Coach she assists small business owners and managers with speech-writing, public speaking skills, and interpersonal communication skills. She is also available as a trainer and coach to life coaches and mental health practitioners who want to implement the methods and applications of Neuro-Linguistic Programming in their practices. Dr. Pearson holds a doctorate in Counseling from Catholic University. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster with Toastmasters International. She is the Executive Director of the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists and secretary-recorder on the executive council of the National Capitol Area Naval Order of the U.S. She is an associate trainer with the American Hypnosis Academy, which offers continuing education in hypnotherapy and NLP to mental health professionals.
Table of Contents: Foreword by Richard Bolstad Introduction: What Does NLP have to do with Writing? One Writer's Path: My Story NLP Enriches the Writing Process What is NLP? NLP is about Mental Strategies - Mindsets Anchoring: Change Your Behavior by Changing Your Mindset NLP Principles for Writing The NLP Success Formula - for Writing Chapter 1: How Does it Feel To Be a Writer? Environment: Where You Write Behavior: What You Do Capability: Your Know-how Beliefs that Support Success Identity: Step into the Writer's Role Spirituality: Share Your Message What do You Believe? How Will You Know? Chapter 2: Get Organized with the POWER Process Model Previewing Organizing Writing Evaluating Revising Chapter 3: Get the Right Mindset With The Disney Creativity Model The Dreamer The Realist The Critic Combining and Comparing the Three Approaches The Creativity Cycle Chapter 4: For The Dreamer: Romance Your Idea Accessing the Dreamer State Creativity Emerges from Living with an Idea Develop Your Idea: The Mindmap and Storyboard It's Preview Time Chapter 5: For The Realist: Blast Past Writer's Block Check Your Ecology at the Door: Reframing Writer's Block Limiting Beliefs: Taming the Dragons of Fear Accessing the Realist State Four Tips to Get Beyond Writer's Block Move Away from Writer's Block Chapter 6: For The Realist: Get On Task and Stay There Get Hooked on Writing with the New Behavior Generator Make Writing Irresistible with the NLP Godiva Chocolate Pattern Get into Action with the Mind-to-Muscle Pattern Walk Your Future Time Line to Develop Positive Expectations Flow: Write with Your Brain in Alpha Frequency Meet Your Future Self - A Published Author! Chapter 7: For The Realist: Write For Your Reader Describe Your Target Reader Take Your Readers' Perspective with the NLP Perceptual Shift Openings: Grab Their Attention Choose Words that Match Sensory Modalities Lead Readers Where You Want Them to Go Tell a Story Closings: Leave Readers with Something to Remember Chapter 8: For The Critic: Evaluate and Revise Expertly Bring on the Critic! Perform Top-Down Analysis Clarify Meaning with the NLP Meta Model Take a Skeptical Reader's Position Chapter 9: Get Feedback and Cope With Criticism Feedback: How to Get it Responding Resourcefully to Criticism Recover Quickly from a Mistake A Second Opinion Won't Hurt Chapter 10: Write Hypnotically Transderivational Search: Hypnotic Language and the Mind The Psychology of Hypnotic Language: What Makes it Different? What Marketers Know Sound Bites of Hypnotic Language Take Your Writing into the Hypnotic Dimension Chapter 11: Write Prolifically Make Your Writing Environment Efficient Plan Your Work Manage Your Time Keep the Ideas Flowing! Write to Fulfill a Larger Purpose