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Something About Me and My Book:

Fear of Writing: for writers & closet writers

SINCE 2001, Milli Thornton has been inspiring writers through her book, Website, newsletter, workshops and online course.

Her gentle, fun and supportive attitude has helped many writers heal from old creative wounds, or rediscover a passion for writing that got buried along the way.

Milli has also helped many “closet writers” come out of the closet and believe in their ability to write. Her simple methods go straight to the heart of creativity, and she has a knack for motivating writers to get something new written.

Her writing assignments are often deceptively easy: they “trick” the writer into painlessly producing anecdotes and stories he or she usually didn’t realize was waiting within. The verbalized response is typically “That was fun!”

More about Milli's book and the online course based on her book: fearofwriting.com

Read Milli's blog at: millithornton.blogspot.com

Milli's coaching service: writersmuse.biz


Website:
http://fearofwriting.com

MILLI'S BOOKS


FEAR OF WRITING: FOR WRITERS & CLOSET WRITERS

Fear of Writing is for anyone who experiences a familiar thud in the pit of the stomach when they visualize sitting down to write.

Through stories about fictional characters with fear of writing, you’ll realize you are not alone. You’ll thrill to the powerful and bewitching experiences these characters use to burn through to writing freedom.

Through writing prompts known as Fertile Material, you’ll learn the skills you need to have f-u-n with writing.

Read Chapter One: Suffering Comes With the Turf



BECOME A WORKSHOP PRESENTER (e-book)

Find your passion and teach it!

You don't have to wait for someone to ask you to teach what you know. Learn the baby steps to becoming a workshop presenter . . . you never know what it will lead to! There are many reasons for setting out on this adventure: including promoting a book or other product, overcoming shyness, career advancement, and just plain old-fashioned fun. You will be amazed at how many skills you'll learn—or rusty skills you will dig up—by getting up in front of people to talk about your passion. Written by a shy person who DIA (did it anyway).

Read an excerpt and the Table of Contents

Milli Thornton's Blog

A Writer Kissed by Inspiration

MEMOIR AUTHOR, Raff Ellis has visited the country of his Lebanese ancestors many times and has been fascinated by the history and environment from whence they came.



Kisses from a Distance was born of the discovery, after her death in 1994, of correspondence his mother had saved over the years from family and friends in Lebanon.



As a guest blogger at Fear of Writing, Raff… Continue

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 11:00am

Make a Blidget & Get More Blog Traffic

What in tarnation's a blidget?



It's a sassy little widget to help drive more traffic to your blog.



You can create your own blidget at Widgetbox.com and then (a) easily add it to your online profiles (such as MySpace or Facebook) and (b) choose a "channel" to join to add your blog to the Widgetbox Network.



Sound like gobbledy-gook? Widgetbox guides you through each stage (it doesn't… Continue

Posted on December 28, 2008 at 3:13pm

Survey: What Are Your Blogging Goals?

Just a quick, fun survey to uncover some of the typicals goals of writers who keep blogs.

Please visit my main blog

Fear of Writing

and vote with your checkmarks in the right hand column.

Happy Holidays! - Milli

Posted on December 19, 2008 at 11:00am

Your Screenplay Sucks!

Aspiring screenwriters might enjoy my book review of the amazingly fun and helpful book, your screenplay sucks! 100 ways to make it great by William M. Akers.



Part 2 of my review details the exciting breakthrough I had with my own screenplay while reading Akers' book.



Read all about it on my Fear of Writing blog:



Your Screenplay Sucks!: a book review by Milli… Continue

Posted on November 15, 2008 at 10:30am

Letter From a Happy Reader

Hello, Milli!



I stumbled on to your website after running a Google search for writing. I wasn't entirely sure what regarding "writing" I wanted, besides some HELP. What I found on your site was just—WOW. I had asked for a drink of water and I got a flood!



I read EVERYTHING. Then, I jumped on to Amazon.com to buy your book. I've read other books on writing, and they all have their good qualities. One mantra that was consistent across texts was "just keep writing, keep at… Continue

Posted on February 27, 2008 at 2:30pm

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At 1:58pm on January 10, 2008, Carolyn Howard-Johnson said…
Thank you, dear Millie, for including me on your blog. Now I just need the exact URL so I can include a thank you with a link a bit about you and YOUR writing in my newsletter, Sharing with Writers. How about it. You can use this Ning or send it direct to me at hojonews@aol.com.
Best,
Carolyn
Temporary website: www.authorsden.com/carolynhowardjohnson
At 6:00pm on January 9, 2008, Jo Fulkerson said…
Just writing to ask if I could add you to my friends list. There used to be a link to click for this, but I'm not seeing it any more. IU'm marketing my latest novel, a Young Adult, and enjoying it a lot. Hqve high hopes for this one.
At 11:36pm on December 28, 2007, Carolyn Howard-Johnson said…
I was just thinking about you. I'm reworking the Authors' Coalition site and there you were. www.authorscoalitionandredenginepress.com. I've missed you.
Best,
Carolyn
Temporary website: www.authorsden.com/carolynhowardjohnson
At 2:29pm on December 27, 2007, Mindy Phillips Lawrence said…
SMILE. I am relocating to Springfield, Missouri. When I get there, I am going to start doing more promotion work for writers. I've been promotion the work of a former professor of mine. If you get the chance, listen to the intervis Bev Walton-Porter did with him at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/scribequill/2007/12/24/Elemental-Musings-interviews-author-Dr-Dan-Skelton

Have a GREAT NEW YEAR!

Mindy
At 3:36pm on December 25, 2007, Mindy Phillips Lawrence said…
Welcome, Milli! I hope you are having a great Christmas...Mindy
 
 
 

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