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Introduction to The Right to Write (by Julia Cameron)

02 May

I’m on day 2 of the exercises in the book “The Right to Write” by Julia Cameron and so far I am enjoying it–the Invitation (this is the part where she has written a bit and invites you to do the next part) and the Initiation. Today’s exercise took all of maybe 15-20 minutes, and most of that time was spent reading the Invitation. Yesterday’s exercise took longer but not a long time.

Why read a book about the “right to write?” Because there are times when I feel like I don’t have the right to call myself a writer. When I don’t feel like a true writer, that perhaps I’m not talented enough, or not productive enough, or just not worthy…The self-doubt is real, and I have yet to meet/talk to a writer (or an artist or musician) who doesn’t at one time or another, or at varios times, have self-doubt.

While working on the self-guided course in “The Artist’s Way,” I learned that the self-doubt, procrastination, self-sabotage, writer’s block, etc., all stem from fear. FEAR! I worked through some things but I know that I only scratched the surface of things. Instead of going through “The Artist’s Way” a second time I chose to use this book–“The Right to Write.” I loved what she had to say in the introduciton of this book. If you’re interested, here’s my video about her introduction:

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2 responses to “Introduction to The Right to Write (by Julia Cameron)

  1. Lady Elizabeth

    May 2, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Hi B.Taylor
    It’s ok if I call you that?
    I’m following along with this challenge of yours and will be posting the updates on wednesdays.
    https://myownwljourney.wordpress.com/ it’s my blog.
    I’m excited to dothis because I need it and I really didn’t know that before reading the intro yesterday.
    I have the kindle version of The Right to Write because since I live in Paraguay (South America) it’s faster and easier to get it this way.

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    • Burgess Taylor

      May 3, 2016 at 1:13 am

      Sure. Subscribed to your blog. I will be doing (videos now that the intro is done on Wednesday’s but blogging every other day or so. Glad you’re following along.

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