Starting Your Book

A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What's Inside You, by NAOMI ROSE

From “THE CREATIVE PROCESS” series in the Rose Press Collection*

A book whisperer charts a path to finding your own path through writing a book — and revealing the beauty of your true nature in the process. Starting your book is not a formula you need to learn. It’s an organic growth that can only come out of you. You are essential to writing the book rooted in your heart, and this presence is your real gift to yourself and your readers.

There are many books on writing that talk about craft. This book is about getting intimately in touch with the person doing the writing.


ON THIS PAGE:

  • How Starting Your Book can help you with your book

  • Excerpts from the book

  • Video of the author reading from the book

  • Book reviews

  • Purchasing access

* This series brings you closer to the Source of creation that is not only available to you, but is actually in you.Whether you want to start actually writing a book or simply become more intimate with your inherent creative ability, this series will unveil the mystery by bringing you into the Mystery of Creation, and give you insights, tools, and encouragement to take this wonderful, life-changing journey for yourself. Out of this will evolve a book with your authentic voice and message — one that heals you as you write it, and heals your readers as they read it.

Starting Your Book

A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What’s Inside You, by NAOMI ROSE

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Starting a book is not a formula you need to learn. It’s an organic growth that can only come out of you.

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This deeply encouraging book about writing a book assumes that what’s inside the writer is what makes the book valuable and the process of writing a book worthwhile. Where most writing books focus on the product, this intimate companion highlights the person doing the writing. As you get more and more acquainted with what’s inside you, you’ll find that writing your book flows easily, surprising and frequently delighting you with what and who you find.


Excerpt from Starting Your Book, Chapter 2: "Answering the Call"

“In any creative act, there is a call to the unknown.

“Some people meet this call by climbing mountains in the outer world. Others stand at the rim of their inner being and make their way inside, accounting for what they discover and bringing back the gifts of the journey along with the account.

“If we knew everything beforehand of what we would find there, there would be no journey: no call and response, and no glimmering of the Something that calls us. So we pack our best provisions, sensing that we cannot even know everything we will need along the way. Yet somehow we trust even with trepidation that what we need will be provided, and that we will emerge from our journey wiser, deeper, truer, perhaps even happier. That we will become our real selves.”  


“I'm happy to acknowledge Naomi Rose's important influence on my writing life as I have others in the past: Julia Cameron, Natalie Goldberg, and Eric Maisel, to name a few. I've since come to regard (and treasure) her as a writing mentor. Her writings and personal coaching sessions have imbued me with so much that I'm grateful for, transforming and alchemizing things within that have manifested as deep writing.”Chris Dunmire, Creative Director & Publisher, Creativity Portal (included in “Writers Digest 101 best sites”)


“I just loved your book. It made me cry. I felt like, ‘She wrote this book just for me, personally, nobody else in the world.” It really hit home. This book just stays at my bedside. It’s like a bible you have on a table beside you.” — Karen Pearson 

 

 “Reading your book was like receiving a comforting hug of encouragement.

"The connection of writing and the heart of the practice of writing as a way to get in touch with our divinity how could this elude us, ever? Once you have this treasure in your being, you realize how clear it all is why we write, why it matters.”  Jane Falla, writer, editor, former literary agency associate


STARTING YOUR BOOK will:

Encourage you that there’s a way to write a book that actually provides joy and satisfaction as an intrinsic part of the process.

Assure you that if you are called to write a book, you already have within you what you need in order to do it.

Connect you to your own unique creative pathways: those inspiring openings native to you, which ~ once you make room for them ~ you can cultivate and turn to again and again. (For you are a creative being by nature.)

Inspire you that you are essential to writing the book rooted in your heart, and that this presence is your real gift to yourself and your readers.

Support you to take this profound inward journey, which will produce a book that you will be glad to have written and to offer as a treasure to the world.


Did you ever wish you could wave a magic wand and end up with a book you’ve written (that you love)?

You can.  The magic wand is your compassionate awareness of the treasures that lie in wait inside you. 

Starting Your Book will activate this magic wand.

Print edition, $17.95; Ebook (PDF) edition, $12.95 

"Naomi's book has been a solace and a reminder that I do have something to say. We all do. I began to thrive on her encouragement."  Shelley Klammer, Author, Collage for Self-Discovery. (From the Foreword)


STARTING YOUR BOOK: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What's Inside You, by Naomi Rose.

Cover image: detail from a painting by Risala Mary Laird.

Trade paperback, $17.95 / Ebook (PDF), $12.95

Author Naomi Rose is the creator of "Writing from the Deeper Self," and a book developer residing in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This is her website.

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"What Naomi does superbly is to evoke the creative and articulate in each person who works with her — to such a degree that each one is surprised at his/her own talent for expression."   Gay Luce, spiritual teacher, co-founder (with Dr. Jean Houston) of the Nine Gates Mystery School

 

STARTING YOUR BOOK: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What's Inside You, by Naomi Rose

Trade paperback, $17.95 / Ebook (PDF), $12.95

In this video: Naomi Rose talking about and reading from her book, Starting Your Book: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What's Inside You.

Book Reviews

 

“Naomi writes in such a tender and encouraging way. After reading a few pages, I became enamored with the process of committing to writing my own book. Naomi has a true gift for 'loving books into being,' and I began to thrive on her encouragement.

"It is difficult to explain the feeling you have when you read something true. It feels like love, or gratitude, or a connection to something larger. This is how I feel when I read [this book]. The deeper place that her words emerge from serve to invite and induct me into a more heart-full and connected place within my own writing. Her book has been a solace and a reminder that I do have something to say. We all do."

Shelley Klammer, writer, author, Collage for Self-Discovery (from the Foreword of Starting Your Book)


“I have started and am working through Starting Your Book,

“and I’m finding it inspirational in itself.”

Colleen Clail (Ireland)


“The cover art has a magical image. [And] The content!

“I so appreciate the slow-down process that I will take up these wonderful listening practices into my daily routine. Training for an Olympic event, or in this case writing my book!”

Mary Ann Plansky (California, USA)


“I'm happy to acknowledge Naomi Rose's important influence on my writing life as I have others in the past: Julia Cameron, Natalie Goldberg, and Eric Maisel, to name a few. I've since come to regard (and treasure) her as a writing mentor.

“I immediately sensed the difference in her coaching style and was attracted to the expressive warmth and rich authenticity oozing from her work in what she calls "Writing from the Deeper Self."

“Naomi Rose's writings and personal coaching sessions have imbued me with so much that I'm grateful for, transforming and alchemizing things within that have manifested as deep writing.”

Chris Dunmire, Creative Director & Publisher, Creativity Portal (included in “Writers Digest 101 best sites”)


“Reading your book was like receiving a comforting hug of encouragement. I love everything about it: the way you've organized it; the crisp, succinct words of advice that don't hit you over the head; and the gentle, thought-provoking exercises.

“The connection of writing and the heart -- of the practice of writing as a way to get in touch with our divinity how true! How could this elude us, ever? Once you have this treasure in your being, you realize how clear it all is why we write, why it matters."

Jane Falla, writer, editor, former literary agency associate


“I felt that you were speaking from the heart, seeking to be of service from the sincere desire to assist, not to indoctrinate or impress. And I felt that you and I were having a conversation.”

"[I see now that] having a really cool idea for something to write isn't enough to get the writing started not if there's no emotional connection, inspiration, or magical intangible animating that really cool idea. Thank you for sharing your ideas and caring with the world through a book. I learned things, I felt understood, and I grew increasingly inspired as I turned the pages."

Sarah Beaber, writer


“I just loved your book. It made me cry. I felt like, ‘She wrote this book just for me, personally, nobody else in the world.” For me to be so captured. . . .

“It really hit home. This book just stays at my bedside. It’s like a bible you have on a table beside you.  I took it a little at a time, so I could chew on it.

“Wisely, you shared people’s comments, and it’s very enlarging. The Foreword [by Shelley Klammer] is very good, too.”

Karen Pearson


“I am floating, I am beaming. I am halfway through your book and simply love it.

“I love your writing style, and the information is worth the Gold Medal.”

Petra Meinke, writer (Germany and Vancouver)







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