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The Writing Cycle

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Carol Test, MFA. writingcycle.com · I provide compassionate coaching and professional editing to writers of healing books. Let's get your work publication-ready. ✨

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4 Lessons From Stephen King's "On Writing" - Review

4 Lessons From Stephen King's "On Writing" Review - Uncommon Advice From On Writing, THE Book About Writing For Creative Writers.

Read all about the power of "and" when embracing life's dualities via the link. If you don’t yet follow @workingoncalm, I can’t recommend it highly enough. An anxious mom integrating calm into daily life, Missy shares the latest mindfulness research alongside personal stories and actionable everyday tips. (Bonus: she has a Ph.D. in Psychology.) 16 Weeks Pregnant, Healing Books, I Feel Overwhelmed, Third Pregnancy, Visual Metaphor, Practice Gratitude, Self Compassion, Positive And Negative, Life S

The power of “and”: Being mindful of life’s duality - Working On Calm

Read all about the power of "and" when embracing life's dualities via the link. If you don’t yet follow @workingoncalm, I can’t recommend it highly enough. An anxious mom integrating calm into daily life, Missy shares the latest mindfulness research alongside personal stories and actionable everyday tips. (Bonus: she has a Ph.D. in Psychology.)

Our one-on-one coaching program
 guides you through the process 
of developing a memoir,
novel, or nonfiction book. My manuscript package combines developmental critique 
with line-editing to get your work publication-ready. In search of community and focus? Author Accountability Groups provide a safe, communal space to sit down and write. Healing Books, Rough Draft, You Working, Nonfiction Books, Memoirs, Accounting, You Got This, Coaching, How To Get

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Our one-on-one coaching program guides you through the process of developing a memoir,
novel, or nonfiction book. My manuscript package combines developmental critique with line-editing to get your work publication-ready. In search of community and focus? Author Accountability Groups provide a safe, communal space to sit down and write.

There’s a rule in business: Hire NOT you. Someone who “gets” your mission, but possesses complimentary traits. People with a story to tell don’t hire me to make them feel better about themselves. They hire me for qualities I possess to help them get writing into the world. Organization. Accountability. Attention to detail. And, yes, a bit of uptightness, reality-testing dreams, always finding opportunities for improvement. Let me shape the essential in your story, with artistry and… Healing Books, You Got This, Let It Be, Telling Stories, Your Story, Feel Better, Organization, Dreams, Shape

I’m an editor. A book developer. My jam = words + organization.

There’s a rule in business: Hire NOT you. Someone who “gets” your mission, but possesses complimentary traits. People with a story to tell don’t hire me to make them feel better about themselves. They hire me for qualities I possess to help them get writing into the world. Organization. Accountability. Attention to detail. And, yes, a bit of uptightness, reality-testing dreams, always finding opportunities for improvement. Let me shape the essential in your story, with artistry and…

Celebrating my words found their way into this article! (Embracing life's dualities is my passion, if you know my opinion on toxic positivity as a complex-trauma and YA cancer survivor.) Read about the power of "and" via the link. AND If you don’t yet follow @workingoncalm, I can’t recommend it enough. An anxious mom integrating calm into daily life, Missy shares the latest mindfulness research alongside personal stories and actionable everyday tips. (Bonus: she has a Ph.D. in Psychology.) 16 Weeks Pregnant, Healing Books, I Feel Overwhelmed, Third Pregnancy, Visual Metaphor, Calm Quotes, Self Compassion, Positive And Negative, My Passion

The power of “and”: Being mindful of life’s duality - Working On Calm

Celebrating my words found their way into this article! (Embracing life's dualities is my passion, if you know my opinion on toxic positivity as a complex-trauma and YA cancer survivor.) Read about the power of "and" via the link. AND If you don’t yet follow @workingoncalm, I can’t recommend it enough. An anxious mom integrating calm into daily life, Missy shares the latest mindfulness research alongside personal stories and actionable everyday tips. (Bonus: she has a Ph.D. in Psychology.)

Most services charge separately for line-editing and developmental work. My signature service both improves the smallest details while zeroing in on what your writing ultimately wants to say. Let me play the perfectionist, so you don’t have to. I’ll find and shape the essential in your work. I have edited books published with big houses, small presses, and self-publishers. Above all, I bring respect for the creative process to my clients. Let’s get your healing project publication-ready. Healing Books, Bring It On, Let It Be, My Signature, Big Houses, I Got You, Book Publishing, Respect, Place Card Holders

Manuscript Critique + Editing Package

Most services charge separately for line-editing and developmental work. My signature service both improves the smallest details while zeroing in on what your writing ultimately wants to say. Let me play the perfectionist, so you don’t have to. I’ll find and shape the essential in your work. I have edited books published with big houses, small presses, and self-publishers. Above all, I bring respect for the creative process to my clients. Let’s get your healing project publication-ready.

Have any of you found this diagram by Dr. Perry in his and Oprah's book helpful? It illuminates how evocative cues (such as sight, sound, smell, taste, or touch—can activate a traumatic memory.) Why? Because these signals have to make their way all the way up through each level of the brain to the cortex—the only part of the brain that can tell time—to figure out what’s going on. Since your brainstem *can’t* tell time, yet is where cues arrive, this can activate a full-scale stress response. Online Writing Courses, Healing Books, Julia Cameron, Writers Conference, What Happened To You, Fiction Writing, Natural Disasters, Oprah, Creative Writing

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU: Healing Books

Have any of you found this diagram by Dr. Perry in his and Oprah's book helpful? It illuminates how evocative cues (such as sight, sound, smell, taste, or touch—can activate a traumatic memory.) Why? Because these signals have to make their way all the way up through each level of the brain to the cortex—the only part of the brain that can tell time—to figure out what’s going on. Since your brainstem *can’t* tell time, yet is where cues arrive, this can activate a full-scale stress response.

PhxLitServ is a FB community space for folks to share literary events and opportunities, celebrate ndividual and collective accomplishments, start conversations, and generally stay connected as we enjoy the activities our beautiful city offers and work towards common goals. Look forward to seeing everyone around! Healing Books, Common Goal, Community Space, We The People, This Is Us, Folk, Events, Activities, Writing

The more people we have in this group, the stronger our local literary community can be.

PhxLitServ is a FB community space for folks to share literary events and opportunities, celebrate ndividual and collective accomplishments, start conversations, and generally stay connected as we enjoy the activities our beautiful city offers and work towards common goals. Look forward to seeing everyone around!

- How do you score on the 6 dimensions of perfectionism? - Are your standards self or other-oriented? - Do you know there can be an upside to perfectionism? It’s vital for WRITERS to understand their perfectionist tendencies. After all, what often stands in the way of reaching creative goals is neither lack of discipline nor knowledge, but unhelpful mindset patterns. Delve into the latest research revealing why perfectionism is poison and self-compassion the antidote on @workingoncalm. Healing Books, Meta Analysis, Mindfulness Practice, Self Compassion, Speech Language Pathology, Self Talk, Nursing Students, Anxious, Writers

“The desire to improve does not have to come from a place of self-loathing.”

- How do you score on the 6 dimensions of perfectionism? - Are your standards self or other-oriented? - Do you know there can be an upside to perfectionism? It’s vital for WRITERS to understand their perfectionist tendencies. After all, what often stands in the way of reaching creative goals is neither lack of discipline nor knowledge, but unhelpful mindset patterns. Delve into the latest research revealing why perfectionism is poison and self-compassion the antidote on @workingoncalm.

Join us on Zoom once or twice / week to write for an hour—that's it! Coming: Summer 2021. BENEFITS: Community / Page Generation / Focus / Accelerated Improvement. 
 * Memberships are purchased on a monthly basis. * Sessions must be used during the month purchased. * There is never any requirement to purchase additional months. * Each writer shares a brief intention at the start for the writing task to be focused on that day. It should be singular and attainable. This is not a critique group. Healing Books, Writing Process, Writing Practice, Coaching, Writer, Join, Author, Community, Group

Ready to build a reliable writing practice?

Join us on Zoom once or twice / week to write for an hour—that's it! Coming: Summer 2021. BENEFITS: Community / Page Generation / Focus / Accelerated Improvement. * Memberships are purchased on a monthly basis. * Sessions must be used during the month purchased. * There is never any requirement to purchase additional months. * Each writer shares a brief intention at the start for the writing task to be focused on that day. It should be singular and attainable. This is not a critique group.

Let an editor help you draft a book with greater ease—and expertise. • 7 60-minute virtual sessions, plus 1 90-minute “kick-off” to start the program. • Strategic plan tailored to client goals. • Supportive one-on-one coaching through process challenges. • Accountability fostered by tasks and deadlines. • Expert feedback on strengths and opportunities in your writing. • One month free membership in Author Accountability Group. • Discount on future editing. Healing Books, Strategic Planning, Programming, Editor, The Fosters, Coaching, Challenges, Author, Goals

4-Month Book Coaching Program

Let an editor help you draft a book with greater ease—and expertise. • 7 60-minute virtual sessions, plus 1 90-minute “kick-off” to start the program. • Strategic plan tailored to client goals. • Supportive one-on-one coaching through process challenges. • Accountability fostered by tasks and deadlines. • Expert feedback on strengths and opportunities in your writing. • One month free membership in Author Accountability Group. • Discount on future editing.

“What should you feel confident about? It doesn’t have to be that a given project will succeed. It doesn’t have to be that somehow you can avoid missteps, mistakes, and messes: nobody can avoid any of that, and that isn’t how the process works. What you should be confident about is that you are a legitimate human being with the right to be and the power to create.” — Eric Maisel Healing Books, Rough Draft, Writer Quotes, Encouragement Quotes, Mistakes, Confident, Coaching, How Are You Feeling, Writing

Encouraging writing quotes ✨

“What should you feel confident about? It doesn’t have to be that a given project will succeed. It doesn’t have to be that somehow you can avoid missteps, mistakes, and messes: nobody can avoid any of that, and that isn’t how the process works. What you should be confident about is that you are a legitimate human being with the right to be and the power to create.” — Eric Maisel

Celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth with prompts on social media, drop-in sessions, or enter the Contest to be featured in the 2021 anthology. To submit work: 1. Select a prompt you'd like to respond to by visiting our social media feeds. 2. Write a poem in response to the prompt selected. 3. Tag us on Facebook (@PiperCenter) or Instagram (@pipercenter) using the hashtag #PiperPoetryMonth. 4. Submit up to 3 poems in a single .pdf by completing our submission form. Writing A Love Letter, Love Letters, Poetry Contests, Healing Books, Poetry Inspiration, National Poetry Month, Arizona State University, Political Science, Haiku

@PiperCenter POETRY CONTEST

Celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth with prompts on social media, drop-in sessions, or enter the Contest to be featured in the 2021 anthology. To submit work: 1. Select a prompt you'd like to respond to by visiting our social media feeds. 2. Write a poem in response to the prompt selected. 3. Tag us on Facebook (@PiperCenter) or Instagram (@pipercenter) using the hashtag #PiperPoetryMonth. 4. Submit up to 3 poems in a single .pdf by completing our submission form.

Most services charge separately for line-editing & in-depth critique. My two-part approach elevates the quality of your book as a whole. As an editor, my goal is to improve the smallest of details while zeroing in on what your writing ultimately wants to say. Includes: detailed six-page letter of developmental feedback, margin notes, line editing, free query letter Rx, and a 60-minute Zoom or phone consultation. BENEFITS: Quick Turnaround / All-Virtual / Free Content on Marketing Strategies Healing Books, Nonfiction, You Got This, Novels, Lettering, Marketing Strategies, Writing, Sayings, Editor

Get your book publication-ready!

Most services charge separately for line-editing & in-depth critique. My two-part approach elevates the quality of your book as a whole. As an editor, my goal is to improve the smallest of details while zeroing in on what your writing ultimately wants to say. Includes: detailed six-page letter of developmental feedback, margin notes, line editing, free query letter Rx, and a 60-minute Zoom or phone consultation. BENEFITS: Quick Turnaround / All-Virtual / Free Content on Marketing Strategies

  Healing Books, Writing Process, Writing

The Writing Cycle

What if you could master the writing process with ease? Carol Test is a book coach and editor who empowers healing authors to get work publication-ready.