Creativity engages our imagination. Turning new and imaginative ideas into reality opens us up to thinking differently. It frees us from the constraints of everyday life. Creativity allows us to access a part of ourselves that is not ruled by time, pressures, or conditions. It’s no wonder many of us long for more of it in our lives. When creative energy flows through us, it connects us to our deepest selves and even the world around us.
Faced with unprecedented challenges, now is a great time to escape into creativity and reconnect with your inner self.
Boundless Creativity is a workbook that helps writers, artists, makers, and anyone feeling creatively blocked, uninspired, or not imaginative enough to live a creative life. Soar beyond self-doubt and criticism. Advance past emotional wounds. Banish habits and emotional patterns that keep you from realizing your artistic ambitions.
Boundless Creativity is a transformational guide that incorporates a powerful technique called “The Universal Story”. The Universal Story is a four-phase program with easy-to-follow steps and exercises. Using the Universal Story, you learn to identify and dissolve the emotional and energetic blocks that create self-doubt and get in the way of your creativity.
Writing for Change: Worldwide, in conjunction with Martha Alderson, is giving away 10 print copies of this workbook to writers who need it most.
Tell us what is stopping you from writing. Martha will select the top ten entries and we’ll mail you a copy of Boundless Creativity.
INSTRUCTIONS: To enter, fill out the form below and click submit. You will be redirected to the Entry Submission page. Click the Upload Your Entry button to submit your entry. You can use any format you choose. Text. Video. Audio. Fiction. Nonfiction. Anything. Make sure to name your entry file with your first and last name, so we know it’s yours!
Deadline for entries is September 30, 11 p.m. Pacific.
(entries that do not follow instructions will be disqualified)
Praise for Boundless Creativity
“Boundless Creativity demystifies and normalizes the highs-and-lows of the creative lifecycle. Through a transformational program that Alderson compares to alchemy—“… a ritual of subjecting base metals (the imperfect individual) to scorching fire (challenges and change), burning off the dross (burdens and flaws) and transforming into gold (the fully realized individual)”—she guides us to identify and defang the demons that suck us into that familiar tar pit of self-doubt and creative paralysis. No matter your medium—driftwood, paints, musical notes, flour/flowers, words—Boundless Creativity will lead you back to your belief in the miraculous. Back to your belief in yourself.”—Elaine Taylor, founder of the nonprofit The Grief Relief Project, for people poleaxed by loss; and the author of Karma, Deception and a Pair of Red Ferraris
“For the last twenty years, Martha Alderson has created invaluable, popular tools to help writers understand the essential components of plot development and storytelling. Now, in Boundless Creativity, she brilliantly applies the principles illuminated in her breakthrough book, The Plot Whisperer, to the creative process. In this clear, inspiring workbook, Alderson lays out the spiritual voyage to higher creativity—illuminating a clear path to inspire and guide anyone with even the hint of a creative dream. If you want to successfully navigate the highs and lows of living a creative life, you’ll want this book as an essential companion.”—Laura Davis, author of The Courage to Heal, I Thought We’d Never Speak Again, and Wholehearted; founder of The Writer’s Journey workshops
“Martha Alderson’s new book is an indispensable creative coach whispering, ‘Keep going,’ on every page.”—Holly Lynn Payne, novelist, screenwriter, and founder of Booxby
“Open-minded individuals looking for a roadmap to realize their creative potential will find this and more within the pages of Boundless Creativity. Prepare for a deep dive within to answer questions about personal fears, misbeliefs, and the origins of self-doubt that may be holding you back, and then learn how to let go of it to live your best creative life.—Angela Ackerman, coauthor of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression
“A brilliant, thought-provoking resource that serves not only as an inspiration for creative projects, but also as a meditation for writers, filmmakers, and artists ready to dive deep, overcome challenges, and produce their best work. The Plot Whisperer has done it again!”—Hallee Adelman, author of Way Past Mad, producer/director of Our American Family
“In Boundless Creativity, Martha Alderson offers an inspiring, much-needed pattern for realizing our creative goals. By aligning our planning with the steps of the Universal Story, she guides us through the pitfalls and triumphs we artists experience as we travel down to the dark caverns and up to the light pinnacles of our creative dreams. Not only does the author share her own revelations, she coaches us through the fears and triumphs we all face while planning and executing a work of art. A workbook to prize, useful for creatives and workshop leaders, as we aim toward personal and professional fulfillment.”—Gini Grossenbacher, MEd, award-winning author of Madam of My Heart and Madam in Silk, editor, speaker, JGKS Press publisher, and director of Elk Grove Writers and Artists, an AWA affiliate