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Nina Hart is a writer, performer, and creativity coach trained in the Kaizen Muse method. She is also a certified Gateless Method writing teacher – “a method of teaching the art and craft of writing using creative brain science, ancient non-dual teachings and highly-effective craft tools…allowing writers to access the creative genius inside.” Her first collection of surreal short fictions called “Somewhere in a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere” was selected as a Short Stories (Adult Fiction) category finalist in Foreword Reviews’ prestigious 2014 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards. She is the founder of a unique method of teaching writing called “Writing from the Top of your Head,” which combines group Creativity Coaching with creative writing. (Offered online, in Asheville NC, and beyond.) Nina was also an original member of the experimental dance troupe Contraband, in San Francisco and, playing a purple electric bass, has recorded and performed with numerous bands.
Possible Interview Topics:
- My heroine’s journey – how I went from being a shaking, terrified writer to being a published author and performer. (If I can do it you can do it too.)
- Learn about the brain science behind the tools of Creativity Coaching and the Gateless Method – allowing writers to rewire neural pathways for success, and access the creative genius inside.
- Unwinding Perfectionism – How the coaching tool of Small and Crappy can slay perfectionism. Learn about creativity coaching strategies you can live by every day, so you can have a resilient artistic life.
- The power of Just being you. It’s your most amazing superpower. How to bring out your inner genius, and why you must write and create for you – and you alone.
- On the vulnerability of being a writer and artist. Brene Brown says “There’s nothing more vulnerable than creativity.” Learn about how artists can find their courage in the midst of their deepest fears.
- How the cult of criticism has shaped arts education and every artist. How it has created generations of heartbroken artists and has shut down creativity. How to recover and reclaim your voice, power, and calling.
- The art of improvisational writing – how the art of not thinking and letting go of control will help you find the surprise gifts that lay beyond the thinking mind. Learning to trust this place will create a whole new writer. As Ray Bradbury said, “I have had a sign over my typewriter for over 25 years now, that reads – Don’t think!”
- How a right-brained, highly sensitive, ADHD, not so tech savvy creative entrepreneur has learned to thrive in a left-brained world.
- How being a misfit and outsider – a renegade hooligan troublemaker, is the key to pioneering entrepreneurial innovation. As the playwright, George Bernard Shaw once put it, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man (or woman).”
My passion is to work with people who have a burning desire to write and create. Often these are the ones who feel deeply and are extra sensitive to the world. They may have a difficult time with writing, as the material feels so close to their souls. Coming forth as an artist and writer becomes a path to accepting yourself – and this process never ends. It’s very tender. I believe in creating such safety because I understand firsthand what a vulnerable process it is to be a writer and artist. I can help you reclaim your voice, passion, and power.Nina Hart