Writing from the Deeper Self
Naomi Rose, Book Developer
~ Listening your book into being ~
One-on-one consultations, in person or by phone/Skype and email. Naomi Rose, Oakland, CA, USA / firstname.lastname@example.org / (510) 465-3935
Is there a book waiting inside you?
It may be that everyone has a book in them. Statistically, 85% of people in the United States believe they do. But writing a book is not as simple as just getting the words out; and the process is not so simplistic that a book can be written in a weekend. To write a book that fulfills the inner and outer needs of its author, as well as the deeper hungers of the reading marketplace, takes time, dedication, inspiration, stamina, guidance, expertise ~ and the essential art of listening within.
It is a wonderful thing to listen to yourself. When you listen to yourself, you write your own book.”~ Sherif Baba
The process of writing a book can be quite vulnerable (unless the book is purely informational). It requires looking into yourself and bringing forth the best of what is there. Yet along the way, the writing can be rough, and the going can be, too. Many potentially wonderful writers fall by the wayside as the inevitable doubts and fears arise, unable to navigate through the unknown that is true creation without some external guide to help call forth their internal guidance.
Imagine that you could write a book in a way that actually nourishes and deepens you. Imagine that instead of working against yourself, you could find your natural creative ways, say what’s in you to say, actually love the process, and emerge with not only a publishable manuscript, but also more of yourself than you initially were aware of when you began.
I owe the present version of my book to Naomi Rose, to whom I am indebted. I like the idea of having my book produced with such maternal care and deep appreciation.” ~ Claudio Naranjo, MD: Author, Healing Civilization: Bringing Personal Transformation into the Societal Realm. Foreword by Dr. Jean Houston
As a book developer (a title I created to describe the developmental, unfolding process that takes place when writing is unforced and internally guided), I serve a unique function for my book-writing clients. I bring over 30 years of experience in the publications field as a book editor, published writer, and consultant to their projects. At the same time, I bring an ability to help people connect with their deeper nature through attentive, compassionate, listening, so that clients know in their bones that they are not in this alone.
These two streams of support enable people who seek a deeper way to create what’s in their heart (for example, by writing a book; but not limited to that) to do so, and to be nurtured ~ even transformed ~ by the process.
As the creator of Writing from the Deeper Self, I have used this approach with hundreds of clients and students over the past 20-plus years. Many of their books are now in print, and changing their readers’ lives for the better. Here are just two examples from the “Client Experiences”page of this site:
It always surprises me when I receive a call from someone who has said they have read my book and want to work with me. This is what pleases me the most. Without the book, I could not have reached the number of people who are now able to learn about Essential Speaking. Naomi, thank you for listening to the heart of this book. It was inside me, and you welcomed it into being. Giving birth to books that heal is certainly your calling.” ~ Doreen Hamilton, PhD ~ Author, Essential Speaking: The 7-Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice
Naomi Rose was an invaluable partner on the journey. Her grasp of the book extended from the overall vision down to the details. Her insights and her gift for understanding my message raised my confidence so much. She offered the support I needed to create the book that I dared to dream was possible! She shared my vision, and was genuinely excited about getting this book out into the world. The book is now changing lives, and finding its way into homes and hearts around the world. ” ~ Barbara Hanneloré ~ Author, The Moon and You: A Woman’s Guide to an Easier Monthly Cycle (Finalist, Indie Excellence Book Awards; Silver Award, Living Now Book Awards)
I work one-on-one with people who value the inner life and seek to bring it into some kind of tangible form. Books are my specialty, but if you want to write something other than a book, we can do that together, as well. There’s even the option to use this process for something other than writing ~ whatever in you is longing to be brought forth. It’s the listening that’s the magic. That’s a large part of what I give to you. After a time, you’ll be able to give it to yourself in your creative expressions.
What Naomi does superbly is to evoke the creative and articulate in each person who works with her, to such a degree that each one is surprised at his/her own talent for expression.” ~ Gay Luce, co-founder (with Jean Houston), Nine Gates Mystery School
The whole point of writing a book is to become so intimate with yourself that this then reverberates with your readers, allowing them to see themselves more deeply. Writing a book can be a mirror of the soul, and in our culture I think this is what we are most hungry for.
It’s not how many pages you write. It’s how much of you goes into the page.
I was a hidden treasure and I longed to be known.”~ Hadith Qudsi (attributed to the Divine)
BENEFITS of working with me as your book developer include the opportunity to:
- Build and enhance your professional life, as a published author.
- Fulfill yourself creatively.
- Reach more people.
- Get new clients and customers.
- Heal the world.
- Be listened to exquisitely. It’s your time.
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Please consider this site your treasure-trove, and pore through it to find what sparks your encouragement. If you find it and would like to discover how you can bring that light into your creative experience, you have three options:
♥ 1. Sign up to be on my mailing list (the form on the top right), and you will receive a generous excerpt from my much-loved book (a dog-eared “bible,” according to some readers/users), Starting Your Book: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What’s Inside You. (You can also read a review of the book, and purchase the complete book in the Retail Shop on this site.)
♥ 2. Schedule a no-cost exploratory phone consultation with me:
- To tell me where you are in the creative process, and what your hopes (and fears) are;
- To get my feedback on the intrinsic value of your project and how you might go about it; and
- To experience the relief, encouragement, and confidence that you have been well listened to and have it in you to carry out your dreams of genuine expression ~ for yourself, and for the world.
You might first want to check out my Services page. You can turn to me for any or all of the services listed there. From there, you can contact me by email at email@example.com or by phone at (510) 465-3935.
♥ 3. Purchase one or more of my writing/creative-enhancing products ~ a no-commitment way to sample now what I can do for you later, on a deeper, more long-term basis. Check out my Products page to see what may speak to you right now.
Naomi has a true gift for ‘loving books into being.’ Beyond my hopes to eventually get published, the process of distilling my understandings into book form is a profoundly enlarging process unto itself. Writing a book is helping me to love my own life.” ~ Shelley Klammer, Expressive Arts counselor
So go ahead and browse this site for treasures; the truest treasure is what you’ll discover within yourself. This is just what happens when we work together on making the book of your heart a reality.
Naomi Rose is a true gift to anyone wishing to bring a creative idea or project into form and to fruition. Our collaborations inspire me to remain in alignment with not only myself but also my purpose ~ and to meet my goals. With Naomi as my ‘creative developer,’ I feel well cared-for and well heard ~ and inspired to bring my many gifts and products into the world.” ~ Dana Watt, freelance writer and deep marketer
When I began this process, my deepest yearnings were twofold: one, that the words expressed would be a true expression of my soul; and two, that in the process of writing I would find and deepen my relationship with my creativity, and myself. Naomi has been a precious guide in both respects.” ~ Carolyn Shoshana Fershtman, PhD, therapist ~ Author, book in progress
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~ When you listen, good things flower ~
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The world is waiting for your book, even though it doesn’t know it yet. Your readers need the healing medicine that only you can give. And you need the opportunities the world will offer you once your book is in print.
It’s your turn to be listened to, now. Let’s listen to you together.
♥ 1.Join my mailing list now (use the form at top right). You will only hear from me when I have valuable things to share with you. As my thank-you, I’ll send you a 40-page excerpt from my deeply encouraging book, STARTING YOUR BOOK: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What’s Inside You.
♥ 2. Contact me to schedule a free 1/2-hour exploratory consultation by phone: firstname.lastname@example.org / (510) 465-3935 (Pacific Time).
♥ 3. If, before scheduling the free consultation, you want a no-commitment, direct-experience way to see how my approach can help you bring forth the book/writing of your heart, try out a few of my Products. Then, if you feel helped and understood, contact me for the free consultation.
It’s not how many pages you write. It’s how much of you goes onto the page. Let’s listen your book out, together.
Wondering where to go next on this site? If you’d like to look around a bit more before making a decision, here are some good places to start.
- Is This You? A good fit is essential, and this page should help you get a feeling for that. If you are a therapist or other healer, there’s a sub-page just for you. And if you are not a healer but are seeking a way to bring the depth of your being into your writing, there’s a sub-page for you too.
- Services: From Book Development, to guidance for non-book writing, to manuscript evaluation, editing, post-writing services (including book production and book-publishing help), and even Creative Development apart from writing, there’s bound to be something here for you.
- The Process: How we would go about helping you write your book, organically.
- Client Experiences: Nothing succeeds like success, and nothing gives encouragement like tales of others getting through the same kinds of doubts and fears you may have at this point. Read about: what it’s like to work with me; clients’ successful book-writing journeys (example: Rahima Warren, author of The Star-Seer’s Prophecy trilogy); the kinds of influential attention books I have helped develop can receive (example: Larry Decker, author of The Alchemy of Combat, interviewed in Psychology Today); awards garnered by books I’ve had a hand in (example: Barbara Hannelore, author of The Moon and You, was a Finalist, Indie Excellence Book Awards, and won the Silver Award from Living Now).
- Products: Ways to move into feeling like an author with something real to say, who can say it and bless/be blessed in the process.
- Testimonials: Because others’ experiences of working with me pave the way for you.
- Or any other page that calls to you!
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Schedule a free phone consultation with me. Email me at email@example.com, or call me directly at (510) 465-3935 (Pacific Standard Time).
I look forward to the genuine privilege of helping you birth your book and bring your wisdom, creativity, beauty, and healing influence to readers across the world.
It’s your turn to be heard, now.
Let’s listen to you, together.