Hello. I’m Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux, and this is an experiment.
I’m a writer, actress and creative midwife (like a coach for artists, emphasizing intuition and encouragement).
I’ve often thought of sharing a book as I write it. And thought that was way too scary, too much pressure to write when I say I’m going to write… and a super cool, exhilarating idea.
I hope you’ll read regularly and enjoy the story.
The purpose of sharing as I go is twofold: To have someone to write to, and to have accountability for daily writing.
Encouragement is welcome!Specific compliments are welcome! Curious I-want-to-know-more questions are welcome! Suggestions, editing notes and criticism are not welcome.
Why? Because I fully subscribe to Julia Cameron‘s mantra that when something is new the artist is in Creative Mode; Editing Mode comes later. I also know from my long experience as a storyteller and coach that Doug Lipman’s feedback method of compliments first works really, really well. And since I often tell myself, a la Ann Lamott, to write a terrible first draft I’m not attempting perfection (though, like anyone, I’m secretly wishing for it).
Thanks for visiting. I hope you’ll also check out my book, “The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams.”