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

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

by Nicole Gulotta


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A guide for the next generation of writers—self-care rituals, creativity-generating rhythms, and personalized strategies for embracing a creative life.

Wild Words is an invitation to explore the intersection of your writing practice with everything else in your busy life. Through personal stories and practical lessons you’ll learn how to enter a new relationship with your creativity, one that honors where you’ve been, where you’re headed, and where you are today. Discover methods to support a sustainable writing practice, clarifying and nourishing routines, an understanding of your own creative history, and guidance on how to make small but powerful mind-set shifts (such as how to see a career as a partner rather than an obstacle). Above all, Wild Words encourages you to approach creativity through a seasonal lens and helps you untangle the messy process of embracing your circumstances, trusting your voice, and making time to put pen to paper, season after season.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611806656
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 367,781
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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 of Fine Arts and her work has been featured in Life & Thyme, The Write Life, Motherly, Fathom, and others. Born and raised in Southern California, she lives outside Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and son. Connect with her online at thewildwords.com.

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Wild Words: Rituals, Routines, and Rhythms for Braving the Writer's Path 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CharJones2525 3 months ago
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. #WildWords #NetGalley
Christy Krumm Richard 3 months ago
This book came along right when I really needed it! It’s meant for writers who are in it for the long haul. Who hope to build a sustainable career throughout a lifetime. In place of the gimmicks and formulas that fill the pages of many how-to writing books, Gulotta offers the wisdom and raw honesty of someone who is in the trenches with you -- but is several important steps ahead. She provides hope and a fresh perspective from a bird’s eye view. A beautiful reminder that if we can zoom out on our writing lives, we may be able to identify which season we are in and make peace with all that we cannot control (our creativity being chief among those things). All of this makes Wild Words my favorite type of writing book. The kind that sits with you in the mystery, that helps you ask the right questions and be brave enough to dive deep inside yourself. To exhale, to be patient, and to never stop trusting that no matter how challenging it gets, this writer’s path is worth traveling.