Let me introduce you to my longtime friend Dawn Montefusco. By trade, Dawn is a Transformational Writing Coach, a poet, a story-teller, author and more. At heart, she is an intellectual, free-spirited lover of life. Her titles and qualities combine to make her one of the most unique people I have ever known.
I serendipitously stumbled upon Dawn through her blog about 20 years ago. Since then, we have kept in touch and followed each other's life and work. We never actually talked though, but that changed earlier this week when I interviewed Dawn. The cause of that momentous occasion is the release of her book “Cracking the Resistance Code: How to Break Through the Fear of Uncertainty and Write Your Book.”
In our interview, Dawn discussed her path to becoming a Transformational Writing Coach. While she has the education to merit the title, she also has life experiences which allowed her to hone her skills.
Already an award-winning author and poet, a series of events led her to write “Cracking the Resistance Code.” Dawn talks about the journey, including her battle to crack her own code along the way. Dawn isn't a teacher throwing out sterile formulas to success. She shares her proven techniques and strategies to help the reader break through mental roadblocks. The book itself is the proof, because of what she encountered and overcame in the writing of it.
Dawn is an amazingly positive person, but there are a few poignant parts in the interview when she discusses her low points. Rather than keep her down though, Dawn always found her way back. Those experiences shaped Dawn and ultimately led to “Cracking the Resistance Code.”
In the book, Dawn promises you will discover:
- How to identify your resistance styles and what triggers them
- Techniques to keep you writing instead of second-guessing yourself
- How to successfully overcome overwhelm, anxiety, and the fear of “writing it wrong.”
- What it takes to tap into flow and inspire your inner muse
- Dramatically increase your writing productivity and output
- Why embracing uncertainty is the key to being an unstoppable writer
You will also discover a lot about yourself and about Dawn, too.
This book isn't just about writing though. The basics shared by Dawn can be applied to all aspects of life. As I state in the interview, this is so Dawn. She didn't simply write an author manual. That wouldn't be Dawn. While it is a writing handbook, it is so much more than that.
At 60 pages, “Cracking the Resistance Code” is a short book. Again, so Dawn. Right to the point, not wasting the reader's time, Dawn packs everything in tightly. If you want flowing prose, read her poetry (also highly recommended).
“Cracking the Resistance Code” releases today. Even better, it is only $.99 through May 6. You will not find better advice or a better deal.
For more information, go to DawnMontefusco.com. Watch our interview at On the Beat With Dawn Montefusco.