Finally, someone who gets it!
The Writer’s Block Myth
A Guide to Get Past Stuck &
Experience Lasting Creative Freedom
More than a book of exercises or motivational guide.
More than a book about writing.
The Writer’s Block Myth is a creative-mindset guide for living the life you want.
Written like a conversation with a good friend. The culmination of decades of conversations, experience, and work with authors, entrepreneurs, & innovative thinkers. Described as the best book about what being a writer is.
It sits on the shelves of readers with Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art, Stephen King’s On Writing,
Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, James Scott Bell’s The Mental Game of Writing, and Kenny Werner’s
What is it you want to say? What is it you want to create? How do you want to do it?
Whether an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, or consultant, The Writer’s Block Myth shows you how to move through what’s got you stuck or holding you back, and delivers a roadmap for thinking, writing, and creating in a free zone.
At its heart are the core principles of creativity:
- Work-Life balance….your creative life and your life in the real world are One.
- The only way to successfully create is the way that works best for You.
- Presence and curiosity drive all creative & innovative endeavors.
Included are short, powerful exercises & tools that help you write and create to your full potential. Woven throughout are the voices & stories of dozens of other authors, creatives, and thought leaders.
In these times when the world’s on Pause, and what’s next is getting newly charted. . .Think & Live creatively.
No matter what you want to create, this book will help you create it. I know, because I’m writing what I know. I have a long history falling into creative-mindset potholes.
In second grade I designed my first book. I had a table of contents + several stories written before I abandoned it. It was what I thought I should write, not what I wanted to write.
In third grade I wrote a poem, then never showed it to a soul. Because I didn’t know if it was really a poem, or if it was any good.
In 6th grade I won my first award for writing. My teacher wrote on my report card: Heloise is good at creative writing. My story, a little stack of handwritten pages, displayed among paintings & sculptures in a county-wide arts fair looked insignificant.
And at 18, I failed creative writing in college. Without any restrictions, our one assignment each Friday was to write. And every Friday I turned in a blank sheet of paper. Because I didn’t know where to start, or what to say.
Then, years later, in the midst of a painful divorce, poems flew in like angels & birds, unbidden. I was clueless they came from inside me. When they left as quickly as they’d appeared, I didn’t realize it was because I didn’t need them to say what I felt. I’d healed.
It was decades more before I started writing with intention, and learned how to be the writer I wanted to be. I wrote my first novel out of curiosity. I wanted to see what happened to a 10-yr.-old boy who showed up in the first story I wrote since childhood. Once I started, I wanted to see how long I could follow him. That book attracted a literary agent in three weeks, and praise from multiple New York publishing editors.
And it was finishing that book that made me realize I’d always been creative and visionary, thinking outside the box, communicating a Vision and leading people to it.
Every single person is creative. Talk to me for 5 minutes, I’ll show you the way(s) you are.
And everyone writes. . .whether a list, an email, a note, a card to a friend, words to ourselves in a journal. We think about it, read it, may feel into it, even edit it before we’re done. Just like every author does. Sorta like living Life, if we’re lucky.
Instead of a book, what if we’re actually writing (or not writing)
in the margins of our lives?
~ Patti Digh, author
This book is for:
authors, writers, creatives, entrepreneurs, innovative thinkers, coaches, leaders, consultants, inventors, business professionals. . .
anyone with a Vision or something to say
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.
~ Mary Anne Radmacher (author, artist, entrepreneur, & coach)
One of my favorite books on creativity I have ever read. I expected to read 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. Much like one of my favorite books on artistry, Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner, The Writer’s Block Myth teaches us how to live and create from a more divine place.
~ Danielle Louise Ross (speaker, speaking coach, entrepreneur)
“Just like a recipe that has been perfectly measured, The Writer’s Block Myth has a flawless blend of anecdote, practical advice, exercises, and motivation. This is a must in your library.”
~ Timothy Johnson (author, project management consultant, professor)
Heloise is a writer’s therapist. I’d been struggling. 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 Jankiewicz (author & educator)
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 helps the reader discover something about herself/himself. 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)
“I didn’t need a cheerleader, or someone telling me I could do it. I’ve done it four times…..I needed something deeper. A more whole approach to writing and life. Heloise Jones gave me that. She has a calm generous voice. There’s real substance here.”
– Nancy Peacock (author, former NC Piedmont Laureate)
“As a bestselling author myself, you’d think I would have conquered writer’s block a long time ago. But that’s not the case. I 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, tech advisor)
Practical & Soulful. 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. 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 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 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 and artist in me!”
~ Renya Craig (artist, writer, & entrepreneur)
This is one you’ll refer to often.
THE WRITER’S BLOCK MYTH
A Guide to Get Past Stuck & Experience
Lasting Creative Freedom
It could change your life.