KENDRA LEVIN talks to all interested n the creative process of writing, author of THE HERO IS YOU
"Sharpen Your Focus, Conquer Your Demons, and Become the Writer You Were Born to Be" is the subtitle of Kendra Levin's new book The Hero is You , and she is coming to Jabberwocky to share ways of improving your writing, your brilliance, and your determination. A workshop in a book!
The Hero Is You is a grounded self-help book that offers writers a healthier process, liberation from old issues and habits, and the courage and confidence to write as they’ve never written before. Each chapter is packed with practical tips and advice, craft tools, road-tested creative exercises, and insights from professional writers. Building on the archetypes in Joseph Campbell’s heroic journey, The Hero Is You will take you from the inception of a brand-new idea all the way to completing a project, revising it, and sharing it with the world. By the time you finish the book, you'll have a more effective writing process, feel more deeply in tune with yourself, and be doing the best work of your life.
With a solid background in her day job as an editor for a major publisher (and NO she will not be editing or critiquing any individual work), and her own journey as an award winning playwright, Kendra became inspired to become a life coach for writers. A graduate of Leadership That Works program in coaching for transformation, Kendra has been a certified life coach for writers and other creatives since 2008. She has run workshops for creative organizations including Communications Group, and writers' groups including the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Connecticut Press Club, Children's Writers of the Hudson Valley, and Women Who Write. She has taught several classes for Mediabistro, including Get Over Your Writer's Block and Young Adult Novel Writing, and to female prison inmates through the Bard Prison Initiative. Since 2014, she has taught parolees with the Focus Forward Project. Kendra has been a publishing industry professional since 2002. As an editor/coach, she has spoken at conferences, run workshops, and facilitated retreats for writers in twenty states. .Kendra's works have been produced Off- and Off-Off-Broadway. But these days, her greatest passion is inspiring and empowering other writers.