WRITE WAY HOME: WRITING MY WAY BACK TO A MEANINGFUL LIFE
'What a great book and what an achievement. Write Way Home is funny and at times heartbreaking but always optimistic. Above all, it's inspirational.' Bob Selden, Bestselling Author
Following a suicide attempt which left her in intensive care, author Hedley Derenzie decided that rather than escape life, she would write her way through it. Over the course of thirty-one days, Hedley embarked on what she describes as a ‘creative pilgrimage’, where instead of walking, she would write her way back to the person she knew she was and wanted to be.
What begins as a simple yet challenging exercise quickly turns into an unexpected adventure and exploration into herself and the creative process. Along the way, Hedley meets a number of fascinating characters, does battle with inner demons and dragons and experiences a series of synchronistic and mystical events, each offering secrets and insights intowhat it means to live a truly fulfilling life.
Write Way Home is a personal and inspirational story about overcoming what is often our greatest obstacle: ourselves. Hedley’s story shows us that by reconnecting with our creative urgings we can overcome darkness and rediscover a sense of meaning, fulfilment and even joy, all ingredients of a rich, purposeful and long-lasting life.
'A thoroughly honest, heartbreaking and uplifting love story.' Jacinta Tynan, Journalist and Bestselling Author
When you've looked for love in all the wrong places...
Reeling from another romantic failure, Hedley Derenzie, booked a trip to Paris, la Citè d'Amour, in the hope of finding true love. Or at the very least a gorgeous Frenchman with whom she could have a wild summer fling and wash away the all-too-familiar heartbreak.
Instead, Hedley found herself on the other side of the world with no luggage, a string of failed relationships behind her and the shocking realisation that they all had one thing in common - her.
Join Hedley on her personal and often hilarious quest to unravel the truth about sex and love - in the one place you should never go following a breakup.
CREATIVE KEYNOTE: 7 Keys to Public Speaking Artistry for Creative Professionals
Great art speaks for itself. Unfortunately not every great artist speaks in public as well as their art. Whether you've published a book, you're about to launch an art exhibition, you've just won an industry award or you're seeking funding for your latest business venture, there comes a time when every artist must address their audience, not as the artist but as a professional public speaker.