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Dojo Wisdom for Writers

100 Simple Ways to Become a More Inspired, Successful, and Fearless Writer

The Writer’s Grimoire

Writers often look everywhere for guidance except within themselves. But that’s where you’ll find most of the wisdom you need to thrive as a writer.

You don’t have to be a witch to tap into this inner wisdom and create a sustainable writing practice that fuels your growth as a writer. You just have to be open to a new way of thinking.

This book shows you how to create a grimoire (a book of spells) that will inspire you, encourage your creativity, and affirm your creative process. Your grimoire will evolve to reflect you. It will be a record of your journey, never completed but always ongoing.

It also includes dozens of spells you may find helpful as a writer and which you’re welcome to use as is. Or, change them, adapt them, extend them—anything that will help you in your own work. Think of this as a combination how-to and reference book. The Writer’s Grimoire provides the groundwork—just add your own magic!

This journal is meant to be a companion to The Writer’s Grimoire, which includes dozens of spells you can use to support your writing. The journal itself is intended to be used as your grimoire, personalized by you to reflect your own inner wisdom.

It includes space for writing your blessing, keeping track of important dates, and noting information about your favorite tools. It includes templates for recording important entries:

  • storytelling techniques
  • process descriptions
  • divination/discernment record
  • guided meditation record
  • spell record
  • ritual record
  • reading journal
  • dream journal
  • meaningful quotations

And it contains brief descriptions of how to set down and use the entries. The journal provides the basic structure of a grimoire—you just add magic!

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How to write a novel. This four-lesson, self-paced class, written by a developmental editor, shows authors how to apply developmental editing principles to their own work. You’ll learn what concerns like “lack of a clear central conflict” and “poor character development” mean, how to find out if your novel has such story problems, and, if so, what to do to fix them.
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