Book Reviews

Where Do You Hang Your Hammock?

Review by Marlene Cullen

Positive, encouraging, inspiring.

“Where Do You Hang Your Hammock?” by Bella Mahaya Carter is rich with inspiration to write and encouragement to share writing.

I devoured this book and found the material mesmerizing.

“Where Do You Hang Your Hammock? Finding Peace of Mind While You Write, Publish, and Promote Your Book” is the perfect companion when writing.

Carter helps readers get past the hurdles and uncertainties of writing and publishing your writing.

The highlighted sections at the end of every chapter inspire writing ideas for deep exploration.

Carter uses extensive quotes and reference material that enrich the experiential component of “Where Do You Hang Your Hammock?”

The important message of “Believe in yourself and allow yourself to dream” encourages and supports your writing and your writing dreams.

There are several sections that could be used as mantras, or reminders to go easy on yourself.

“. . . we can stop life’s roller coaster rides . . . We can choose to see life’s beauty and experience joy.”

“What am I ready to let go of? How can I release or lighten the load I carry?”

“When you honor all parts of yourself, your life becomes like a lotus flower in full bloom. Lotus blossoms are resilient—and grow in muck and mud!”

“When you give up trying to fit into a fantasy life, you are free to step into your own authentic experience, which is where ‘real’ writing lives are born and flourish.”

“Where Do You Hang Your Hammock?” is excellent and empowering, whether you are a writer or not, you might come away with the super power of feeling better about yourself and the world you inhabit.

Bella Mahaya Carter is a writing teacher developmental editor, and coach who believes in the power of writing to heal and transform lives

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