There’s Never Been a Better Time to Write a Book

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There’s Never Been a Better Time to Write a Book

Aug 29, 2020 | JVP's Blog

So here we are. Depending on where you live, at least six months have passed since the pandemic hit. In most places, travel, socializing, going to restaurants and movies, even going to the office or school has been limited or eliminated entirely. As a psychic medium. I can assure you this won’t last forever – but while it’s happening, I hope you’re making the best of it.

You’ve probably already made some changes to adapt to these unusual times. I certainly had to! It still feels strange not to be on the road, teaching and sharing the gift of mediumship with people like you. But there is a bright side. More time at home means more time pursue your interests and hobbies. For example, I have always loved yoga, but far too often my busy event schedule limited me to a few tree poses and downward facing dogs in my hotel room. Now that I’m home every day, I’ve made yoga a regular part of my routine. I’ve been cooking, gardening, and reading more too. I have to admit, as long as I don’t turn on the news, I feel pretty good!

I’ve also been writing a lot – which is what I want to talk to you about.

Do you have a story that you want to share? Is posting your thoughts and ideas on social media no longer enough?

If you’re feeling called to write, but are not sure how to get started, these tips might be just what you need:

  1. Get in the habit of writing. Set aside time each day to write at least two pages. Don’t worry too much about the content, just let the words flow from straight from your soul. In a couple of weeks, writing will become a habit and you’ll be ready to move onto writing a story, novel, blog, memoir – whatever feels right!
  2. Don’t let good ideas escape. Get a small notebook or pad and keep it with you all the time. Whenever you have an idea or see something that inspires you, jot it down. Then review your notes and see if there’s a pattern that you can expand upon.
  3. Never underestimate the power of a good plan. Every book I’ve written starts with a detailed outline. You might want to jump right in, but if your goal is to write something longer than a blog post, sketch out your ideas first, chapter by chapter. It keeps your message on course and helps you to avoid rambling and repetition.
  4. Write with the end in mind. As you work, put yourself in the mindset of writing a book that will be published. In fact, take it one step further and accept  your book has already been written and published, because in the spirit world, it already exists. It’s been created in another dimension, just waiting for you to bring it through into the physical world.
  5. Find someone to share your writing with. Ideally, that person is a writer too. It’s important that they act as a sounding board — making suggestions without being too judgmental or pulling your writing off course.
  6. Spend time with like-minded people who encourage your writing. Join a writer’s group (google “writer’s group in your area” to find an online meet-up), or take a class where you can get constructive feedback, learn helpful techniques and benefit from the energy of other writers.

I’d like to help!

If you have a story that you feel will resonate with others, I’d be honored to work with you so you can deliver it to the world. My writing course has helped hundreds of students to find their voice. For the upcoming session, I’ve made some enhancements that I’m really excited about. I think you will be too!

Over the next few weeks I’ll be opening up registration for my next group of writers. Stay tuned, your masterpiece is already inside you – waiting to be shared!