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Excited about new CPOW books

I was excited to pick up these boxes — with their jewel-toned innards — today at the post office.  Our CPOW program is something that people are really taking to heart as an important piece of their writing toolkit and an essential part of daily living.

Overcome Writers’ Block

At Whistler Writers Fest, I talked about moving past writers’ block.  Our strategies to help us write are often reduced to mere word searches, but in truth, the reasons we’re not getting words on the page are complex and dynamic and tied to what’s going on in our lives.  So don’t blame your brain for being the top part of a human being, and don’t blame the words that simply won’t come to you.

Find Your Voice

CPOW is a way to find focus and joy and excitement — to find your voice as a writer. It uses the power and concentration of the journey of doodling to calm your brain and unleash the words that are inside you.

Find your way to our online store to find out more https://fenton-street-publishing.myshopify.com/

 

 

Indie Welcome: Whistler Writers Fest

Indie authors welcome! We’ve been working with Kilmeny and Lynn at Vivalogue and the incredible crew at the Whistler Writers Fest to pull together a full day of programming as a lead-in to the festival.

There are many great reasons for becoming an indie author.  But if you’re an aspiring indie, you know how hard it can be to stay true to the vision you have for your work, and to find ways to get it out into the world and to connect with your reading public.

If you’ve ever felt like your way forward is fuzzy and you can’t see how to get from here to there, join us on October 15th.

Join us at October 15th to make connections, explore ways into becoming the writer you aspire to be, and get answers to your questions.

Get tickets here:   www.whistlerwritersfest.com

Find out more about my session: What do editors do, anyway? in this laggy little beauty of a video.  https://youtu.be/bkP035chmNo

 

CPOW Again!

CPOW! We are getting ready to launch three more books in the Contemplative Practice of Writing series.  Launch date is October 15th at the Whistler Writer’s Fest —

Workbook 2: Everyday Celebrations

Workbook 3: Classroom, Homeschool & Microschool Edition — Intermediate

Notebook 1: Extended Word Bank

The Contemplative Practice of Writing (CPOW) program is new way of gently focussing your mind and generating fresh thought.

Creativity thrives when exploration meets constraint, and CPOW exercises invite you to follow the freedom of your pen into your voice as  writer.

First, doodle to a visual CUE for SET TIME in a BOUNDED SPACE.  Then follow a writing PROMPT and fill your WORD BANK.

It seems impossible that the act of doodling can free your words and help you write.  But it works.

Early adopters of the program have called it miraculous, life changing, and have been using it in their classrooms and in their own lives as they have navigated their toughest days.

Get tickets for my WWF CPOW session here:  www.whistlerwritersfest.com

Find a laggy but lovely video with me talking about the program here:  https://youtu.be/w4BshM_9qRc

 

 

CPOW Spring 2020

 

In this uncharted world of Covid 19, we are aware more than ever of the power of words to provide solace and strength, to share new knowledge, and to bind community even across great distance.

We are at work rescheduling our Spring 2020 workshops and reimagining our workshop on CPOW 1 in a digital format.

Stay tuned for more information on the release of more resources to keep you writing and to safeguard your thinking and drafting.

CPOW Workbook 2 — with streamlined instructions, and new cues and prompts

CPOW Workbook 3: Classroom and Homeschool Edition

Wordbank: Standalone Notebook