06 Jan Julia Indichova | Birth a Book, Raise Your Voice
The wish to be heard can become the most energizing force in our lives. But, as Mary Oliver tells us, in order to follow through on that wish, “there is little the creatively inclined person can do but to prepare for the labor to come.”
The creation of life in any form, whether it’s a child or a book, follows the same trajectory: conception, gestation, labor, surrender to the life force, and finally, birth.
This workshop is for anyone who longs to heed the call of the Self that is burning to speak; the Self that wants to make a contribution at a time when every word of resistance to the status quo counts, and can tilt the scale toward a saner human community.
Although she never aspired to become an author, after the birth of her allegedly impossible-to-conceive daughter, Julia Indichova felt her story could make a difference to others facing a similar challenge. The same tools that helped her give birth to a child became central in the process of writing Inconceivable, a memoir hailed by Library Journal as “a book that will make any reader feel stronger no matter what their medical politics.”
Some themes covered in the session that will support your own book-birthing adventure:
- avoid the “catch-22” of longing to create life in any form
- access the voice of your inner authority and unapologetically acknowledge the value of your contribution
- replenish your inner resources when you feel stymied in your writing
- identify the elements of our own book-birthing practice
- pros and cons of self-publishing versus being published by a major publishing house
- pros and cons of engaging a literary agent
Julia Indichova is the author of Inconceivable (20th Anniversary Edition by Harmony Books 2017), The Fertile Female (Adell Press 2007), and One-Heart Revolution: The Perils of Positive Thinking (Adell Press, April 2019).
Her work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, NPR’s 51%, WAMC Listener-Essay, Tablet Magazine, Huffington Post, Discovery Health, Bookstr, San Francisco Chronicle, Chronogram and other media. Julia was included in the 9 People to Watch This Year (2016) cover story in Hudson Valley Magazine.
Her Fertile Heart® OVUM Practice is an original mind-body program that emerged through two decades of counseling and teaching. Julia is also the executive director of the Turn It Around Project, Inc., a not-for-profit organization focused on meaningful dialogue about the roots of violence.