A writer’s literary journey is connected to his or her daily life and even sometimes fed by dream states and a mysterious muse or muses. Finding ways to integrate writing activities with your personal life will help you to better enjoy the overall writing process.
The Zen playground:
As the saying goes: Don’t judge a book by its cover . . . or a writer by his apparent lack of doing anything. A writer is often “at work” even while not officially writing because during any activity, simply sitting around, or time with people some part of the self (often called the subconscious) is busy registering images, data, sensory impressions, and such like that can later be tapped during the act of creative writing. One reason it's called “creative writing” is that something is literally created as you write . . . something that, seconds ago, was not manifest in the world. If this aspect of the process does not excite you, perhaps you are not getting the most out of your writing experience.
On the literary scene:
With the greater ease of self-publishing, direct publishing online and e-books, and a plethora of small presses the era of the traditional literary agent is waning. Yet writers can still benefit from guidance, suggestions, and technical help not only with their writings but with what to do with them once they are written. So that's what the Holistic Literary Agency is about. It is aimed at assisting a writer's creative process and routine, encouraging publication and other ways to share one’s work, & having all of that become integrated with one's overall lifestyle.
Whether you write sporadically or want to devote as much time as possible to the craft... whether you work best with a daily schedule or are most creative when spontaneously inspired, some form of balance is essential. Learning to balance spontaneity with routine, creative play with discipline, sacred art with business, and writing with editing is what helps make the overall process holistic.
The personal side:
With ten years experience publishing, plus helping authors to self-publish, and lifetimes of writing, Mankh can help guide you on your literary journey.
The business side:
Initial consultation free. Subsequently, fee negotiable, with consideration for each writer’s situation and circumstances.
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