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Sharpen Your Focus, Conquer Your Demons, and Become the Writer You Were Born to Be

by Levin, Kendra

After reading The Hero Is You, writers will have a more in-depth understanding of the story structure and the archetypes that make up the hero's journey, a more effective writing process, feel more deeply in tune with themselves, and be doing the best work of their lives.

Building on the archetypes in Joseph Campbell's heroic journey, The Hero Is You takes writers from the inception of a brand-new idea straight through to completing a project, revising it, and sharing it with the world.

Kendra Levin, a life coach who specializes in working with writers, packs in practical tips and advice, craft tools, road-tested creative exercises, and insights from other professional writers. Each chapter digs into a single step in the creative process and coaches writers through whatever challenges they may be experiencing. She offers a healthier process by liberating writers from old issues and habits, and she provides the courage and confidence to write as never before. And by applying a coach's insight to the work writers can do off the page, in their everyday lives, she helps them to strengthen their writing muscle and deepen their work accordingly. Designed as the kind of reference writers return to often, it can be used on one's own or with a writing group.

Kendra Levin is a certified life coach for writers, as well as a children's book editor, teacher, and writer. Since 2008, she has helped writers and other creative artists all over the world meet their goals and connect more deeply with their work and themselves. She is a senior editor at Penguin Books, where she has worked for over a decade. Kendra has taught classes to everyone from media professionals to prison inmates. Visit her online at

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Books about writing often devote ample space to becoming published, but Levin chooses to focus squarely on helping her readers establish a productive routine. Sprinkled throughout are personal accounts of writers who followed the “hero’s journey” model with success. Levin’s myth-inspired strategy should prove inspiring for first-time writers.

Review: Publishers Weekly

Turkish: Hep Kitap

Quote: Biagi

This guide would serve as a valuable text for writers' groups or beginning classes on the craft.

Review: Library Journal

The journey she takes them on is meant to lead them to a customized creative process that suits them and helps them steer through their personal issues. Like a good friend, it can be relied upon for help when needed.

Review: National Press

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