Manifesting your thoughts and ideas into words is your birthright and your responsibility. – Christina Rasmussen
Christina is a human being and a trained grief therapist who helps people start over after loss. She’s also someone who’s gone through a lot of loss herself and because of this her mission in life is to help free people from the chains of grief. She is author of the book Second Firsts and is working on her next book, which at the time of this interview is in the book proposal process.
In this interview Christina talks about writing a book about your life experience, secretly writing a fiction book at the same time as writing a nonfiction book and the fact that if you don’t write your book, someone else will.
We also discuss how there’s no such thing as writer’s block, there’s just fear and how productivity and happiness are the same thing.
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Topics We Explored
- Why neuroscience is a great thing to turn to when you feel like you have no control.
- Writing a book about your life experience.
- How to use grief to help you evolve to the next level.
- Taking chances with your 2nd book. Going out on a limb and hoping that your fans and followers will got out there with you.
- Secretly writing a fiction book at the same time you’re writing a non-fiction book.
- Getting depressed when you don’t write.
- How, if you approach writing correctly, everything slows down and you are only focused on the sentence you’re writing in that moment.
- If you don’t write your book, someone else will.
- If you want to write a book, you have to grow up. If you want your book written, you’ve got to make the time and organize your day so that you can write it. You have to give up other things if you don’t have enough time to write. You have to choose writing over something else.
- There is no such thing as writers block. There’s just fear.
- You discover your voice through writing, through interacting with the world and trusting that it is possible for you to have something to say.
- Christina’s challenge to you: write for 10 minutes a day. That’s it.
- Your special powers come when you practice and use them. If you want your special power to be writing, then practice. Write damnit!
- Your words are waiting to be born like children.
- The book you write for yourself is a lot easier to write than the book you write for other people or because you’ve been told there’s a market for it.
- Right now there is something you want to write. It’s trying to get out of you and into the world and all you have to do is say yes to it.
- Answer this: If you could write anything and nobody would see it, ever, what would it be?
- We help others by sharing our insanity.
- Productivity is happiness.
- Immerse yourself in all the possibilities that words can bring.
- Manifesting your thoughts and ideas into words is your birthright and your responsibility.
Resources and Books Mentioned
- The Holographic Universe: The Revolutionary Theory of Reality by Michael Talbot (book)
- Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe by Robert Lanza (book)
- The Writers Studio (online class for writing fiction and poetry)
- RadioLab The Multi-Universes with Brian Greene