Janet L Whitehead
Janet is an author, artist, and occasional tall ship sailor. She is also a certified professional Life and Creativity Coach and an award-winning community builder. She has coached people internationally for over 10 years.
Janet is also a great mediator for the two sides of your brain, resulting in the development of her signature Novel Minds process. Through imaginative techniques, clients leap over blocks and barriers and into the projects and plans they aspire to. She also knows humour, fun, and play are invaluable in moving forward.
Janet's Why: I know personally the profound contentment of holding your own published book in your hands. I also know that no one can tell the story that is in your head. I know your story is more unique than you, as the creator, are able to realize. For you, for your story, and for all who will read it, it deserves to be told. You and your writerly dreams are worth it.
I wondered how more writers could have access to the same process as in my coaching practise, that has resulted in books written and lives lived happier.
The answer? Stuff it all in cool boxes, make it affordable, do-able and fun; toss in a community and support (and coffee!) – and voila, writers making a commitment to their dreams and finding their best way to live their writerly life!
My Dream for Writerly Kits
My dream is not about having thousands of subscribers. It’s about having a smallish community of writers who have an original process, unique tools and treasures to find their own very best way to get to their writing. It’s about having the support of a professional coach, published authors, and each other on a consistent regular basis to make getting to our writing do-able and imaginative and fun!
Lisa Stromme, Norway
- Lisa is the author of The Strawberry Girl, published in 18 countries and 12 languages. Her second novel is currently complete and in the publishing process. Lisa is a creativity coach, and has been coached by Janet for several years. She will be contributing true stories of the writerly life, as well as technical witing tips that work for her. Learn more about Lisa
Sneak preview of future contributors include:
Dennis Staginnus, author of the Raiders of Folklore series.
Coreena McBurnie, author of Prophecy, Top 100 Goodreads reviewer, blogger
Why we care about more writers writing...
The Power of Story:
It is through story that people can best learn, discover and process their own way of livng and being. Novels, memoirs, children's books, screenplays, movies, poetry, songs - we listen, we connect, we wonder. We need our writers.
But, writing is not an easy task to get to...
There's much that gets in the way - yet, those stories haunting writers are meant to be told.
There's a billion bits of advice on what a person must do to be a writer. But there's a rare few bits that acknowledges that the writer already has those answers, they simply need the ways to best access that inner wisdom.
We provide imaginative original content, processes and community that helps you, the writer, connect to YOUR best way to be your writerly self. Not my way. Not Stephen King's way. Your way. And because of the nature of our content, you'll see that re-discovered brilliance of yours spill over into your whole life.
Novel Minds Signature process:
Through imaginative techniques you'll get to know, love and manage all those voices in your head, from the inner critic to the cheerleader and 'everyone' in between!
We are firm believers in the power of fun and imagination. We all do better when we get to play.
The damn book, done:
It feels damn good to hold your completed written project in your hands. It is a feeling that surely only a published author can understand. We hope for more of that for more people.
Permanence and Focus:
Research says our ability to focus on the internet is becoming less as we are inundated with more information and more distractions. Statistics say we absorb 24% less from the same content online as we do physical content. We are keen on the concept of permanence that the subscription box delivers. Your commitment to your writerlly life is always there for you to see and act on. And it arrives like a gift bi-monthly. You'll never forget that you ARE a writer!
Writerly Kit's Wooden Boxes:
Our wooden boxes really are a writer's kit: stackable, functional, long lasting and awesome. Your first delivery comes with a Writerly Kit wooden box; future deliveries will come in other packaging. You can choose an option to receive more of your subscriptions in a wooden box.
Our artisan crafted wood boxes are produced by, and provide funds for, our local non-profit Makerspace creative community. A win-win all round.
A Healthier Earth:
At Writerly Kits, we are committed to a healthier earth. As much as possible, our content will be provided in re-usable boxes with as little throw away packaging as we can get away with. Our products will be sourced from companies in line with our philosophies, with organic or/and pure products a priority. We source locally first, and support creative collaboratives and craftspeople. As an experienced craft person, some items are hand made by the curator.
You first: You are our first priority. As much as possible, we support small artisan businesses and creative cooperatives. We will reach out further to ensure our content is the highest quality and most pertinet to your needs.
An Invite to Authors and Suppliers
Authors: Are you a recognized author interested in sharing a story about your writerly life, plus a favourite technical writing tip or two? Please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.
Suppliers: If you roast beans, make great teas, or concoct organic treats, we'd love to learn more about you and your products. We are always keeping our eyes open for other unique items that suit a writer's life; if you think your product or service is a fit, let's talk.
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