Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Behind & Beyond My Books: Why Therapy? Why Therapy For Muses? (Part Two)
MUSE THERAPY Launch-Month Mayhem (Day Five)
Happy Tuesday, All!
Yesterday, I filled y'all in a bit about how MUSE THERAPY came to be. Today, I'm finishing up that fun and fabulous scoop!
So here's the rest of 'Why Therapy? And Why Therapy For Your Muses?'
To keep my muses cranking out manuscripts I rely in part on multiple award-winning poet, playwright, filmmaker and iconic creativity teacher Julia Cameron’s THE ARTIST’S WAY. (http://www.theartistsway.com/)
Cameron taught me (and reminds me each time I return to her book - which is a bunch) that writers, like all artists, fly in the face of failure on just their “wings and a prayer”.
We continue traveling writing-for-publication paths because those fascinating but at times treacherous roads feed our souls, awaken our spirits and boost our zest for life.
Beyond Julia Cameron’s guidance, I rely on my own unique brand of psychobabble bullshit cultivated by my studies at Purdue University. I graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Political Science and Psychology. Basically, I’m qualified to lie then make reasonable excuses for and an analysis of the world’s beyond crazy antics.
Seriously though, I love analyzing what makes leaders and the groups they lead tick. In addition, I have a knack for public speaking and teaching. I simply love to share and debate ideas.
So back to my Smoky Mountain chalet but add a gin and tonic with lime to the fire-warmed, toasty scene I previously set.
This is the actual picture of the very moment Muse Therapy was born!!!
I was taking a class that night – add perpetual student to my resume – by award-winning writer and instructor extraordinaire Randy Ingermanson, aka The Snowflake Guy, on how to write what he calls a “SuperArticle” or “Pillar Article” to capture people’s attention on a world-wide stage.
Randy pushed me to think about what it was I knew and could teach writers in a unique way that would also introduce D. D. Scott to the world in a big, splashy, one-of-a-kind blitz.
What could I write to make the buzz (at the water-coolers near the publishers’ slush piles) about me and my writing?
Finally...I had it!
Thanks to Seth Godin (see yesterday's blog post), Julia Cameron, The Snowflake Guy, a fabulous fireplace in a mountain chalet and my share of gin, I discovered a way to be a purple cow on my way to Publishing Oz. And boy would my parents be thrilled I was actually going to use my college degree!
I reached for my legal pad and pencil – how I start most all of my writing projects –and MUSE THERAPY FOR WRITERS: UNLEASHING YOUR INNER SYBIL was born.
So what exactly is MUSE THERAPY (the book)? And what can you expect to discover underneath the fabulous cover?!
More on that in Thursday's post...
Sexy Sassy Smart MUSE THERAPY Countdown Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Behind and Beyond My Books, Being a Gutsy Romance Writer Girl, Getting My Name and Brand Out There, Muse Therapy
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