THE BOOK DOCTOR is our writing advice column by Caroline Donahue.

Whether it is a prickly plot or problems with motivation, Caroline Donahue aka THE BOOK DOCTOR is on hand to cheerlead, give sound common-sense advice and help writers reach their writing goals.

Caroline Donahue is an American writer, podcaster, and English teacher living in Berlin. She is the host of The Secret Library podcast and co-host of GTFO pod. She is the co-editor of I Wrote it Anyway: An Anthology of Essays, and the author of Story Arcana : Using Tarot for Writing. She is currently at work on her first novel.  Learn more at carolinedonahue.com

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

Caroline Donahue on the idea of motherland as a muse and the importance of a character’s origin story

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

Caroline Donahue on the myth of a ‘real writer’ and the role of wintering in the process of creativity

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

Caroline Donahue on the power of the quiet ideas and learning to listen before you write

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

Caroline Donahue on embracing the unknown as a writer and letting go of perfectionism

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

Caroline Donahue on becoming explorers of the new in our imaginations and writing practice

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

Caroline Donahue on mining the dark side of your imagination to create memorable characters on the page

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

Caroline Donahue on how to creatively process the intense feelings about these unusual times

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

Caroline Donahue on the importance of writing in times of crisis and how writers need to answer the call

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

Caroline Donahue on how revising and rewriting a draft needs to be guided by the heart

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

Caroline Donahue on why we need to celebrate the small endings in writing to savor the big achievements

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

Caroline Donahue on why a varied resume and a life of experience can feed your creativity

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

Caroline Donahue on knowing your writing’s monsters and letting your reader’s imagination run free

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