Writing a book is a heroic journey that confronts us with our biggest challenges and calls forth our greatest powers.” ––Mary Reynolds Thompson
Your book is your entrée into places that might otherwise be closed to you: radio and TV shows, magazines, and speaker circuits to name but a few. A book, even when it’s self-published, tends to impress the heck out of people. It’s got more punch than a PhD., and, if you go about it the right way, it’s a lot easier (and less expensive) to complete. But that’s not to say it’s easy.
A lot of people have started books, but there have been far fewer happy endings. That doesn’t have to be your story.
Write the Damn Book is the closest thing to a guarantee of success that you will find. That’s because this unique program realizes that writing a book is about much more than putting words on paper––it is about taking a heroic journey that will expand your consciousness, contest your deeply held beliefs, and introduce you to your most brilliant and sabotaging selves. As such, it prepares and arms you for the obstacles and challenges that stop most writers in their tracks.
The 12 stages of the hero’s journey provides a template and a set of guiding principles that can help you to break through any blocks that are keeping you from writing your book.
When you see writing your book in terms of an heroic journey, you realize that every challenge is there for a reason. All the excuses fall away. Your commitment and your idea––your magical powers of creativity––are all being tested. And like every hero, you will need to summon the courage to cross the threshold, travel the road of trials, meet your mentors, shore up your allies, confront your demons, and strike out on the path that only you can take.
In owning the richness of the writer’s journey, you will gain considerable strength. You will bring the gods—and the muses––to your side. Synchronicities will occur. Your magical and imaginal powers will grow. You will discover your own voice and begin to write from a deeper and truer place.
But for all this to happen, first you have to say yes to the call. This is the beginning stage of all heroic journeys and the starting place of every great adventure.