THE CREATIVE WAY
Writer journeys in their own words
Find out how Jenna overcame self-doubt, got unstuck, and discovered the freedom to write the story she's always wanted to tell.
JENNA, HOW DID YOU FEEL BEFORE ENROLLING IN THE CREATIVE WAY?
Discouraged, stuck, and overwhelmed by so much self-doubt that I had no faith in my ability to write anything worth reading.
WHY DID YOU FEEL THAT WAY?
As a child I loved to write for the sheer joy of creating. As I grew older, and my friends and family began to read my writing and tell me I had potential, I began to feel pressure to live up to their expectations. Then the fear and doubt set in. 

What if I couldn't live up to those expectations? What if I failed? What if my writing just wasn't good enough?

With time, that fear overtook me. Writing stopped being fun. The ideas and words no longer flowed because I was afraid of not measuring up.

I struggled for ten years to write anything, but every time I sat down the words wouldn't come. I was paralyzed by doubt.
HOW DID THE CREATIVE WAY HELP CHANGE THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE?
It's tough to put in words such a transformational experience. This course helped me to look at myself, God and my writing in a new light. 

I found delight in writing again and went from writing once every few months (or even years) to writing every day and finishing a draft in only a few months. And it's turned on a light for me in my relationship with God and who I am in Him.

It's not that I don't face self-doubt or the fear of not measuring up anymore. I know who I am now and have the tools I need to write from that childlike place again with no expectations. 
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHANGES THAT YOU'VE EXPERIENCED SINCE FINISHING THE CREATIVE WAY?
Before the course I tried so many things without success. For ten years I struggled to write the first draft of my book, a historical romance novel. Now, within three months, I did it and am working on the second draft. 

The Creative Way also turned on a light for me in my relationship with God and who I am in Him. This has been the best investment I have ever made in my writing career. I can say, without exaggeration, that this course has changed my life.
SO HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW?
Free and more confident than ever before. I'm just getting started. 

The Creative Way is a five-week self-study course in writing transformational fiction taught by New York Times and international bestselling author, Ted Dekker.

Enrollment opens twice per year for a limited time. 

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