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A reader’s thoughts on Dancing with the Gods

Yesterday I received a note from a woman who had just read Dancing with the Gods.  Not only did she “get it,” she is exactly the type of reader I hope to reach — literate, thoughtful, creators who think and care deeply about their art.  Here is what she wrote.  She also posted her comments on Amazon, for which I am, as always, very grateful.  Perhaps the book would speak to you or someone you know. as well.

I read Dancing With The Gods at a time when crushing disappointment over my art was upon me. Lost in confusion and regret, Mr. Nerburn’s words acknowledged  my fears yet challenged them by affirming my own experience as an aspiring, hesitant creative.  

It is a book that speaks from a place of truth and also tenderness. 

“You will live in a world of uncertainty, never knowing if your creations are good enough, always fearing financial cataclysm, unsure if your dreams are more than self-delusion….But you will also live in a world of joy, with its magical moments when the act of creation lifts you and propels you with a power that seems to come from beyond yourself. …. And know the miraculous experience of having intimate conversations with people long dead and far away through your personal dialogue with their art. You will know what it is to work with love.”

Beyond words, this work redeemed my spirit as it pushed me forward, onward in my art.  I highly recommend it as a reading constant to all of us who, on a daily basis, wrestle with fear and doubt about our work and passions, yet experience subtle, genuine moments of grace and providence in our pursuits.  

An opportunity you might want to consider — a writing seminar with my New World Library publisher and me


FROM MARC ALLEN, Publisher of New World Library: 

I’m really looking forward to our teleseminar that begins February 28 on The Art and Craft of Writing, led by masterful writer Kent Nerburn and me.

If you want a free taste of it, a free sample that will have some substance as well, join us for the introductory teleconference we’re doing on Monday, February 25 at 6:00 pm Pacific time (9:00 pm Eastern).

We’ll speak for a short while, and then have a Q&A session. Join us!

To attend this event, click here 15 minutes before the event time: 

If you don’t have access to the web, you can listen in by dialing (425) 440-5010, and using the following conference pin: 919808# 

Here is a list of international numbers: 
Be well, be in peace,

P.S.  If you enroll in the Art and Craft of Writing before February 23rd, you can take advantage of the Early Bird pricing – a $100 savings!

Marc Allen, Publisher, Author, and Musician

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