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The Cosmic Playbook for Writers: 30 Vital Mini-Meditations to Boost Your Creativity, Resilience and Passion is a short book of yoga-type meditations to help empower writers to achieve their fullest. Author P. K. Davies uses neatly linked, simple meditations that read like free-verse poetry—lilting, relaxed invitations to feel confident about each step of the authoring process. An artistic caption begins each meditation and all meditations are devoted to a different need an author might have. The book starts off with the definition of a writer’s calling, “Integrity," and moves into calming, uplifting reflection verses for finding time to write, pride in the flow of creative ideas, finding readers, socializing with other authors, learning the craft through mentors, and appropriately integrating money into the author cycle.
This little book was very enjoyable for me. It’s a really pleasant work to browse and I loved the gentleness of the meditations. As an author, I find The Cosmic Playbook for Writers addresses the emotions I’ve had and celebrates the things I find fulfilling about writing. The meditations use vivid and intuitive imagery to pull you into a moment where you can feel objective about the specific situation—imagine yourself on a beach in the warm sun to help understand the ebb and flow of your writing or in a pool of light as you carefully seek wisdom about what to charge for your books. My favorite meditation was about the idea process, comparing it to opening a majestic treasure box out of which magical ideas flow. As a writer herself, P. K. Davies shows a real sympathy and understanding of writers'unique emotional needs and her book is wonderful.