The Process Notebook


From The Creative Process series in the Rose Press Collection*

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THE PROCESS NOTEBOOK is a hands-on creative companion to use with Starting Your Book, by Naomi Rose, to help you discover, track, navigate, and treasure how your book-writing process emerges out of you to fulfill your creative promise.

Becoming aware of your process as you write improves your range, writing, and confidence. You can let go of external standards, and work fruitfully with what’s in you.

Starting Your Book opens the door. The Process Notebook helps you go through it.

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Keeping a Process Notebook as you write will help you to discover, track, navigate, and treasure how your book-writing process emerges out of you to fulfill your creative promise.

Imagine what it would be like to know from direct experience and simple observation: 

  • 📔 What inspires you.

  • 📔 What nourishes you.

  • 📔 How you actually like to write.

  • 📔 What your innate strengths are.

  • 📔 What you’ve never before realized can develop from within (qualities that will greatly serve you).

  • 📔 What the deeper Self is, and how to tune into it.

  • 📔 That you can count on yourself to conceive, continue, and complete your book.

  • 📔 That you can discover an inexhaustible well of deep, inspired, connected writing every time you sit down to write!

the process notebook: For use with "starting your book," by naomi rose

the process notebook: For use with "starting your book," by naomi rose

You can use this Process Notebook with every book you write. 

Recognizing your writing process as you are actually writing your book will give you priceless information about who you are as a person and a writer; what brings you closer to yourself; and your own unique creative ways. Not only is it interesting to observe your own writing process; using this notebook will enhance your confidence that you can draw joyfully from your inner well at any time. 

Excerpt from the Introduction:

 Keep a blank page or file at hand as an “Inspiration Catcher”:

This is a place to jot down the thoughts, ideas, and inspirations that “just come,” often out of sequence. You don’t have to do anything with them immediately, just have a place to put them. This page or file is that place.

There are at least two advantages of this:

  1. You’ll “catch” all the inspirations that come your way (they tend to rise up quickly, and move across the screen of your awareness swiftly; so if you don’t catch them when they come, they may not return (although they also may….)

  2. You’ll encourage your Inspired Mind to pay you more visits, since keeping an “Inspiration Catcher” is one way to tell it that you’ll be home when it comes a-calling.


This 73-page Process Notebook 

is for those who want to take the wisdom and guidance of Starting Your Book, and expand it in a hands-on way. 

This deep self-discovery tool is designed to help you become aware of what's inside you that you can cultivate and draw from to write your book(s) with presence; self-awareness and gratitude; ease; the thrill of discovery; and, frequently, joy.

Benefits include:

📔 Practical and inspirational guidance that expands on what's in Starting Your Book.

📔 Further guidance not directly in Starting Your Book.

📔 Self-inquiries, reflections, practices ~ even a questionnaire so you can locate your natural writing ways.

📔 Processes to use with each book you write, as they call to you and feel relevant.

📔 Sections correlated to the chapters in Starting Your Book, so you can use this Process Notebook hand-in-hand with the book.

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


Here’s a taste.

Starting Your Book

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


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.

You can read more here.

Read The Process Notebook on your computer or device. Better yet, print it out and put it into a 3-ring binder, and use its Exercises and Reflections to guide you to increased self-awareness and confidence as you write.

Becoming aware of your process as you write improves your range, writing, and confidence. You can let go of external standards, and work fruitfully with what’s in you.

The Process Notebook helps you find the threads that are meaningful to you, and connect them within you, as well as within your book. This makes for an experience of deeply satisfying wholeness. 



Starting Your Book opens the door. The Process Notebook helps you go through it!

THE PROCESS NOTEBOOK: For Use with Starting Your Book, by Naomi Rose. Work with it onscreen, or print it out and put it in a binder to help you tune into yourself as you write your book and learn from the process! Published by Rose Press.

Ebook (PDF), $14.95

"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

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There are many books on writing that talk about craft.

STARTING YOUR BOOK is about getting intimately in touch with the person doing the writing.

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

You can. 

To find out more, click here.


"Engaging the Linear and Artistic Brains: The Best of Both Worlds"

(To accompany Chapter 9 of Starting Your Book)

Where do you tend to be more comfortable/at home: in linear, sequential thinking ~ or in evocative, spatial, connecting, simultaneous perceiving?

Whichever it is, is fine. The goal is to find a balance that works for you. Both modes are important when writing a book. You can learn more about the expression of these two modes in Starting Your Book, pages 63-71. To help you become comfortable in actually using both modes in your writing, look into the following and see where you find yourself:

On a scale of 1-10 (one being “least at home” and 10 being “most at home”), where are you?

  • I like to have an outline when I start, or even think about, writing something: _____________________________

  • An idea has to form before I can write something: _____________________________________________________

  • I like to know roughly how many chapters will be in my book before I start: ______________________________

  • It makes sense to me to write the Introduction first, so I give myself a roadmap: __________________________

  • What’s challenging for me is to find examples to illustrate my ideas: ____________________________________

  • I like to have a structure in place before beginning, so I know what to do: ________________________________

  • I like to write in numbers: “10 ways to….,” “The 5 steps of …,” etc.: _________________________________________

  • I like to make categories (to distinguish, compare and contrast, etc.): ____________________________________

  • I’m good at organizing my thoughts: _________________________________________________________________

  • I’m good at managing my time: _____________________________________________________________________

  • I feel anxious if things are in a state of chaos with my writing, even if temporarily:_________________________

  • I approach a blank piece of paper as if it’s a sidewalk and I have the chalk: _______________________________

  • I don’t always know where the beginning of my writing is; I just start where I am: __________________________

  • I like following my interests when I write, even if I don’t know how it all connects:__________________________

  • I wish I could just write whatever comes to me, and have someone put it together:________________________

  • I don’t know what I’ll say until I’ve said it: _____________________________________________________________

  • The white space on the page is as important to me as the words — what it looks like: ______________________

  • It makes a difference what inner state I’m in when I write, as to how it comes out: _________________________

  • Listening to music while writing could be a help, depending on the music: _______________________________

  • Sometimes it’s hard for me to write what’s in me because so much comes at once: ________________________

Want to know the score (and how to make use of it)?

Get a PROCESS NOTEBOOK of your own. Work with it onscreen, or print it out and put it in a looseleaf binder. It's all for you. $14.95.

* The Creative Process 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.

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