45 – Rejuvenate Your Writing Through Creative Non-Writing Activities, with Jeanette Hanscome

Posted January 18, 2021 | Laura Christianson
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45 - Rejuvenate Your Writing Through Creative Non-Writing Activities, with Jeanette Hanscome


You’re sitting in front of your computer, staring at the screen.



No matter how hard you concentrate, the ideas just aren’t coming!

If you’re suffering from lockdown slump, today’s interview with Jeanette Hanscome is exactly what you need to dump the slump.

Jeanette Hanscome, a 25-year veteran of professional writing and coaching, doesn’t believe in forcing an idea that’s not coming. Instead, she takes a break from writing and does other types of creative activities. As she does, she often discovers that the idea she was struggling so hard to put into words crystalizes.

Give your writer brain a break for 28 minutes!

Join us and explore creative activities that’ll breathe new life into your words.

Word Nerd Moment

Manuscript critique – an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript, by a non-biased person who knows the genre, understands the rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling, and is familiar with the publishing industry.

Book proposal coaching – an evaluation of your book proposal to ensure that it contains all the required elements, flows smoothly, and reflects the heart of your story or message. Book proposal coaching can be done before an author submits the proposal to agents and editors, or after the author has submitted it and is not receiving invitations to submit the full manuscript.

About Jeanette Hanscome

Suddenly Single Mom by Jeanette HanscomeJeanette writes with transparency and humor about her very ordinary life, but through the unique lens of a woman who has lived with a rare vision impairment since birth. She is the author of five books, including Suddenly Single Mom: 52 Messages of Hope, Grace, and Promise, and Running with Roselle, co-authored with blind 9/11 survivor Michael Hingson.

She has written hundreds of articles and devotions for magazines and contributed to many devotionals including Guideposts’ Mornings with Jesus 2019 and All God’s Creatures.

Jeanette lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the proud mom of two sons. She is also a speaker, conference workshop leader, freelance editor, writing coach, and member of the West Coast Christian Writers Conference board.

When she isn’t chained to her desk, Jeanette enjoys singing, knitting and crocheting, and making homemade gifts. During lockdown, she discovered drawing. If this goes on much longer, she might take up sculpting.

Visit Jeanette at JeanetteHanscome.com

Resources Mentioned

Brush Pens (aff link)

Miniature Books from Michaels

Book Charms from Michaels

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You’ll save countless hours struggling to come up with ideas to write about.

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