Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Grant Faulkner, the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, gathers a wide range of insights and guidance for writers at any stage of their career. From tips about how to finally start that story to helpful ideas about what to do when the words just aren't quite coming out right, Pep Talks for Writers provides motivation, encouragement, and helpful exercises for writers of all stripes. This handsome handbook is custom made to kick start creativity. Includes Pep Talks such as:* You don't need permission to be a creator* Channel your super heroic observational powers* Accept the mess* Pull yourself out of the comparison trap* Treating imposter syndrome* Say, "Yes, and ...": the secrets of improv* Move differently to think differently* Persisting through rejection
Grant Faulkner is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month and the cofounder of 100 Word Story. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, Writer s Digest, and The Writer. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin House, The Southwest Review, and Puerto del Sol. He recently published a collection of one hundred 100-word stories, Fissures.