Finally, someone who gets it!
The Writer’s Block Myth
A Guide to Get Past Stuck & Experience Lasting Creative Freedom
~#1 Bestseller ~
For people living in the real world
“The best book I’ve ever read about what being a writer is.”
~ Bonnie L. Quick, author, ghost writer, & entrepreneur
More than a book of exercises.
More than a motivational guide!
Get It Here Now!
The culmination of hundreds of hours of conversations and work with writers, creatives & entrepreneurs. Plus wisdom gleaned as a writer and mindset strategist for over thirty years.
I know what getting past stuck & lasting creative freedom mean, and all the ways you get waylaid & stalled.
In second grade I designed my first book. I had a table of contents and several stories written before I abandoned it because it was what I thought I should write, not what I wanted to write, but what I thought I should write. In third grade I wrote a poem, and dropped it. I didn’t know if it was really a poem, and was too afraid to show it to anyone. In 6th grade I won my first award for writing, garnered a note on my report card: “Heloise is good at creative writing.” At 18, I failed creative writing in college. We had one assignment each Friday––simply. write. I didn’t know where to start or what to say. I turned in a blank sheet of paper every time. Years later, in the midst of a painful divorce, poems flew in like angels & birds unbidden. I had no idea they came from inside me. Decades later, I learned how to be the writer I wanted to be and wrote a novel that attracted a literary agent within three weeks. And life took me down unexpected roads––house on fire, husband run down by a car, losing a business. What I knew, tho, is that I was a writer despite losing the ‘writer’s life’ I created and loved.
You are not alone.
Put it on your desk, kitchen counter, or bedside table.
Carry it in your bag.
Refer to it often.
I’d been struggling and just couldn’t write. I felt inhibited. A change of schedule, a problem that bothered me, and it all leeched my motivation. –Then I picked up your book and read what creativity really is, and Oh yes! I wrote 1,600 words. Thank you!
~ Robin Janiewicz, author & educator
Like a conversation with a good friend,
filled with examples & stories from other writers,
plus ideas & short, easy exercises. Feel like a writer.
One of my favorite books on creativity I have ever read. The simplicity, truth and beauty of this book really blew me away. I expected a book about Writer’s Block, and what I got was that and so much more.
In a market full of templates and step-by-step systems, Heloise Jones is a refreshing voice. I can’t recommend her book highly enough to writer’s and “artists” of all kinds.
~ Danielle Louise Ross, author & speaker
Every writer should make space on the shelf for this book. It’s one of the best comprehensive explorations of how to write I’ve ever read. Jones approach is as an empathetic mentor (she’s been there/done that, too), and helps the “writer reader’ (my words) discover something about herself/himself. Plus, it hits on an important but too often overlooked truth: NO TWO WRITERS ARE THE SAME.
No matter what you do, I strongly believe this book will speak to you. My copy is going on the shelf next to King’s “On Writing,” Lamott’s “Bird by Bird,” and Strunk & White’s “The Elements of Style.”
~ Bria Burton, author of The Running Girls, The Marathon Runner’s Daughter, and other works
Valuable Commentary for a Writer at Any Career Stage. I have followed the work of Heloise Jones for years. What I read made me think about my younger days in the publishing industry. How very different that experience would have been if I had this book. There is much to be gained, I know, by reading it now, going into the 4th decade in my career. Regardless of where you are on the trajectory/timeline of your life as a writer, I feel confident you will extract value from this work.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher, author, entrepreneur, & coach
Practical & Soulful. A beautiful treatise on how to be gentle with yourself while writing. I enjoyed Heloise Jones’ well balanced doses of practical exercises and pep talks. This is a perfect book for anyone who’s struggling with creative paralysis and hasn’t found success in more restrictive methods.
~ Ashley Huang, author
I have several books on writing, more than a few of them about the creative process and writer’s block, but this has already become one of my favorites.
I’ve already recommended this book to several people and will continue doing so. It’s earned a permanent spot on my Kindle, along with James Scott Bell’s The Mental Game of Writing”” and K.M. Weiland’s “Conquering Writer’s Block.” Thank you, Mrs. Jones, for sharing your experience and knowledge with the world.
~ T. Palmer, author
I simply loved this book! After reading many books on how to overcome writer’s block, this is the book that made the difference for me. Heloise Jones is the first person that ever suggested to me to give myself permission to “do what writers do”, and realize that it “counts”, whether or not you have pen to page or are typing words.
~ Anne Bradley, author
A perfect reminder for any writer! As a bestselling author myself, you’d think I would have conquered writer’s block a long time ago. But that’s just not the case. I still struggle with it all the time. Steven Pressfield’s “The War of Art” immediately came to mind as I was reading “The Writer’s Block Myth.”
~ Jesse Tevelow, author & entrepreneur
A much needed guide and eye-opener. The author’s own experiences and those of other writers that she tells about made me feel understood and I realized that I am not alone. The description of The Inside Game and The Outside Game opened my eyes and felt so true. I also very much appreciated the exercises and useful tips that were clear and easy to follow. I highly recommend this book to both new and established writers.
~ Ingrid Johansson, author
Every page is priceless! Thank you for this book of ongoing support that continues to inspire the writer in me!”
~ Renya Craig, artist, writer, & entrepreneur
You’re ready to get moving, right?
A Guide to Get Past Stuck & Experience Lasting Creative Freedom
How’s your creative life?
A special Thank you goes to these folks for their support:
Danielle Louise Ross, Mary Anne Radmacher, Robin Jankiewicz, Bria Burton, Timothy Johnson, Chloe Rachel Gallaway, Ashley Huang, Lindy Teresi, Betsy Fletcher, Katie Soy, Jesse Tevelow, and Simon Bogdonowitz.