Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo

Grant Faulkner
Published in 2017
by Chronicle Books

The executive director of National Novel Writing Month, cofounder of 100 Word Story, and frequent contributor to Poets & Writers Magazine gathers a wide range of observations and advice for writers, addressing challenges such as starting a new project, going deeper and taking risks, nourishing the muse, and overcoming creative doubts. “We become the things we do,” Faulkner writes in this inspiring handbook, “and I can promise you, if you excavate your life to make room for your imagination, if you open up time to keep writing, you won’t just finish your novel, pen the poem in your head, or submit a short story you’ve worked so hard on, you’ll change, because once you realize yourself as a creator, you create worlds on and off the page.”