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Jul 2, 2019

In Part Two of this file the bestselling author and creativity coach, Jennifer Louden, returned to talk with me about her twisty career path, the wicked feedback loop of procrastination, how to find your voice, and solutions for getting unstuck and back to writing.

"How do you get your creative & scary sh*t done? And how do you keep getting it done ... even when life is hard and busy and full of distractions?" - Jennifer Louden

Jennifer has been a professional writer since the early '90s and is considered a personal growth pioneer. Her first book, The Woman’s Comfort Book, was the bestseller that launched her career and she's since published six additional books with over a million copies in print in nine languages.

The author is also an international speaker and educator on the subject of self-care and has written a column for Martha Stewart magazine, been quoted by author Brene Brown in not one but two of her books, been profiled in dozens of major magazines, and appeared on hundreds of TV and radio programs including Oprah.

In addition to writing books Jennifer is also an entrepreneur who teaches writing and self-care retreats that regularly sell out.

She has created a large online community that touts, "Whether you’re a novelist, essayist ... artist or thought leader, [her] mission is to help you write more, share your ideas more boldly, and make your creative work a priority."

This episode of The Writer Files is brought to you by the team at Author Accelerator. Author Accelerator book coaches give writers feedback, accountability, and support while you write, so you can get that your idea out of your head and onto the page.

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In Part Two of this file Jennifer Louden and I discussed:

  • Why writers don't need to "freak out" when they get derailed
  • How to re-center and tap back into your creative well
  • The reasons writers lose their way trying to be "commercial"
  • Why Jennifer decided to self-publish her next book
  • How to overcome negativity bias and other tricks your brain plays on you
  • Why you can't wait until you feel inspired or comfortable to write

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