Writer, Arizona, Publisher discussed on Creative Therapy Umbrella
He writing that narrative, yes, so powerful so your. You touched a little bit on that catalyst of creating this book. Was the catalyst in its self that you experienced people. Who you wanted to support and empower like you said earlier, and that's kind of where this came from. Yes, so I also wrote years ago. The plot whisper secrets of story structure. Any writer can master, and that was a plot book for writers memorized. You know screenplay writers. Novelist and in that there are two elements. One is the plot for the protagonist in your story and the other characters, and then I also did mention the writer, and so they're sort of two tracks that this that the book goes through and the track about the writer really caught on I mean that book with my breakthrough book and got a lot of attention, and did really really well and but it was this other. It wasn't the plot for the protagonist much, although that really helped a lot of writers. But it was the other side that you know I I remember going to a conference in Arizona or somewhere in you know. Somebody flew in from overseas, and said I just had to meet you in person. You change my whole life, and so anyway was sort of like a cult. This thing that happened and so from that point on I really wanted to write this workbook in I started working on it I made A. Video series sits up on my website and I am and then my agent at the time. sold it to a publisher and. I was given the opportunity to write it in it, just it. It really transformed my life. being able to write it and. I really my greatest hope is that it lands in the hands of people that it's going to really help and In help inspire people to believe in themselves. Yes, and this book I. Think could be incredible for creative arts therapists if they haven't gotten a hold of it, already and we'll dive into that a little bit of how this book specifically can help creative arts therapist, but I'm wondering if before you can tell us about your experience as therapist to because that goes before becoming an author. Can you tell us a little bit about that? Sure So because I was nonverbal in dyslexic when I was a child, I remember when I was in college, and I was getting to the point where I needed to declare a major and I was somewhat ambivalent about what I wanted to do. and My mother at the time. What my mother She She I don't even remember who the therapist was, but anyway she had been therapist because I had had therapy lots and lots of therapy when I was a child and so I followed this therapist around and I thought wow I, really like this, and it felt like if I went on to become a therapist, I will complete the cycle, which felt really right to me. and so I got my master's in communication, and you know all kinds of degrees, and then I started working with children. When I was in my. Graduate Program I worked with autistic kids, and actually in this novel. That's coming out at the end of August. The, female view character works with autistic boy, and it's very much based on a relationship I had with a little boy that she sort of falls in love with. WHO's autistic and Anyway so I, so I worked at the public schools and I was a speech language learning disability therapists I sat on whatever the committee was where any child that needed to go into special program would come before this committee. And Hunt Remember. Walking out of the first meeting, and it was at night, and I was just kind of overwhelmed by some of the stories I heard that we're just kind of really grisly stories. about parents and children and We were walking to my car in the parking lot, and there was a hole, and I tripped and fell in the whole. I couldn't remember how to get out of the whole. It was like I was so overwhelmed by it was sorrow. You know and. And I, and.