Wild Words
Nicole Gulotta

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Narrated By: Nicole Gulotta

Duration: 4 hours and 52 minutes

What to expect

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 slowing down and embracing whatever season we’re in, right now. This isn’t a how-to guide filled with systems and formulas that promise a first draft in ninety days. Instead, Wild Words is an invitation to explore the emotional aspects of living a creative life, and the myriad ways to establish routines and rhythms that support a sustainable writing practice.

Wild Words shares lessons the author has learned the hard way, like how powerful it can be to embrace your creative history (and how to access your own), why self-care is an essential aspect of any writer’s path (with suggestions for how to make these practices accessible), and small but essential mindset shifts, like how to see your career as a partner (rather than an obstacle) in your writing life. Above all, Wild Words offers a new way to approach our creative life. It helps untangle the messy process of embracing our circumstances, trusting our own voice, and making time to put pen to paper, year after year.

Genre

Memory improvement and thinking techniques, Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem and positive mental attitude, Writing and editing guides, Language: reference and general

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Wild Words does the near impossible: equips the doubting, frenzied mind with the rhythms and tools it needs to drop down into the body of the writer and, finally, surrender to write.”

Lily Diamond, author of Kale & Caramel

“If you’ve ever said ‘I don’t have time to write, ' this book will prove you wrong. Wild Words is a must-read. Gulotta’s personal story is both compelling and inspiring; her exercises make it easy for anyone to apply these lessons to whatever season of life you’re in with your writing career.”

Jeff Goins, author of You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)

"In a sea of books on writing that mercilessly urge aspiring authors to live, breathe, and bleed their craft—often at the expense of their physical, mental and emotional well-being— Wild Words is a breath of fresh air. Divided into 10 digestible chapters that break the writer’s journey into seasons, this gentle guidebook has advice for every stage of your writing career. Offering manageable exercises that fit comfortably into a busy schedule, Gulotta makes the seemingly impossible task of carving out time to be creative actually possible. For all my fellow writers out there, this one is for you.”