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  • Wild Words

  • Rituals, Routines, and Rhythms for Braving the Writer’s Path
  • Written by: Nicole Gulotta
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  • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
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Written by: Nicole Gulotta
Narrated by: Nicole Gulotta
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Publisher's Summary

A guide for the next generation of writers - self-care rituals, creativity-generating rhythms, and personalized strategies for embracing your craft no matter what life throws at you. 

Part memoir and part spirit guide, Wild Words is a book about the intersection of our creative soul with everything else, and how to make peace, make priorities, and ultimately, make progress by slowing down and embracing whatever season we’re in, right now. This isn’t a how-to guide filled with systems and formulas that promise a first draft in 90 days. Instead, Wild Words is an invitation to explore the emotional aspects of living a creative life, and the myriad ways to establish routines and rhythms that support a sustainable writing practice. 

Wild Words shares lessons the author has learned the hard way, like how powerful it can be to embrace your creative history (and how to access your own), why self-care is an essential aspect of any writer’s path (with suggestions for how to make these practices accessible), and small but essential mindset shifts, like how to see your career as a partner (rather than an obstacle) in your writing life. Above all, Wild Words offers a new way to approach our creative life. It helps untangle the messy process of embracing our circumstances, trusting our own voice, and making time to put pen to paper, year after year.

©2019 Nicole Gulotta (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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gentle and immersive

narrative slowly takes the listener through full daily living as a parent, full time employee and writer, highlighting sticking points but also tenderly untangling the stories we tell ourselves about our own creativity. exactly the book I needed to hear right now in my life.

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  • Sunny Burns
  • 2019-10-24

Not suitable for me

I picked this book by random. This book is suitable for women who want to be a writer or is planing on or has a family. It's a book of first world problems and reminds me of a memoir of a reality star from The Real Housewives of Orange County. I appreciate her idea behind writing this book. There is nothing negative about this book. The author is trying to express herself to her niche target market.

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  • Kian Ameli
  • 2021-03-08

A window into her creative process

I’m a 35 year old man. I say this because much of what was written, on the surface at least, is for moms. As Gulotta moves through her process a rhythm emerges and she drops insignificant pebbles about the writers life into her story. It’s those insignificant pebbles that get into your shoe and become something you can’t get your mind off of.

Overall, I’m glad she read the book. I like when authors read their own stories. I wish there was a little less self depreciation -though I did enjoy the crescendo of her confidence building. We, as authors and writers, tend to fall into that pattern far too easily.

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  • Lissa U
  • 2022-02-01

A gem of a book

This book is a very helpful guide for the mind & heart of writers. The content is both inspirational and methodical, which is a great springboard for any budding poet or essayist. The ideas come from a deeper place and I appreciate the many tips for mastering the craft —writing in the edges. Great narration! Highly recommend this book!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2022-01-14

Good Listen

I enjoyed the stories and the recommendations Nicole gives in this book; despite being in a very different place in life, and not relating to all the anecdotes, the suggestions are applicable and easy to see how they work in different circumstances. Her narration was good, it was a quick listen.

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  • DnTA
  • 2021-08-20

meditative and thoughtful advice

I would have liked to read this as a first time parent when the child was under 4 years of age. I highly recommend this book for writers looking for their focus and organization while raising a very young child. at times, this was difficult for me to listen to as I'm battling depression from grief whilst the author/narrator sounded like she was battling postpartum depression. meanwhile, she did list very helpful ways to succeed whilst under stress. much of this was written like a memoir. which bothered me because it didn't reflect my challenges. but the advice is clear and excellent for any unseasoned writer. which brings me to my next critique in that the seasons metaphor (metaphor? simile? something else?) was the foundation for the book and I tired of it. but another person might find it helpful and insightful.

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  • Lorilee R.
  • 2021-06-20

Beautifully understanding

This book was exactly what I needed to fill the liminal space after grad school. Each personal compassionate story, tip, and vulnerable experience shared was a joy to read. So helpful and grounding that I read it twice back to back. Must read for any creative maker and writer at any level.

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  • carolaird
  • 2021-05-31

I love this book

Wild Words is very close to my heart. The author pretty much describes me in her love for the ocean and her struggle to find time to write in odd places. Very authentic experience and I thank her for it.

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  • Collective Scribbler
  • 2021-05-03

Definitely worth a read!

Wild Words give way to various thinking as we have all gone through at least one of these phases mentioned. Sometimes you go through multiple ones at a time, but the author helps you understand what it is and also helps you get through them without getting the guilt feeling most of us suffer from. Definitely worth a read!

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  • booklove
  • 2021-04-25

Practical, Realistic, and Helpful

I really appreciate this writer’s realistic approach to writing, especially if you have a family and/or other major obligations.

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  • B. Cade
  • 2022-07-18

For the writer

From the moment Nicole mentioned her purple pen I was hooked! A great combination of sample writing, poetry, and real life connections to being a writer.