“…a must-read for any aspiring or seasoned writer.”
– Huffington Post
“Part Wild shines with several ideas about how to banish [the inner critic] from your own mind.”
– Psychology Today
“Personally, I found myself reaching for a pen long before each chapter’s end.”
"Part Wild: A Writer’s Guide to Harnessing the Creative Power of Resistance is like having a personal writing coach at your disposal twenty-four hours a day. Stuck, blocked or in hiding, there’s something in this volume guaranteed to free you from the fear that binds and suppresses your best impulses. It will transform you from the writer you wish you were, to the writer you’ve always known you could be."
– Lyn Greene, Co-Executive Producer, Masters of Sex, Executive Producer, Boss, Nip/Tuck, and The Interestings
"Resistance is a natural part of the creative process. It is the tension that births new life. I am so grateful to Deb Norton for her brilliant work with resistance; she has helped to transform the complexities of the creative process into functional, effective practices…that work! Part Wild: A Writer's Guide to Harnessing the Creative Power of Resistance is more than a book on creative writing, it is an essential guide for creative living."
– Dara Marks, Ph.D., Author of Inside Story: The Power of the Transformational Arc
"This is a wise, delightful and powerful book, unlike anything else of its kind I’ve come across. It’s written by a writer for writers, and you can feel that compassion and rigor on every page. Norton shares practical ideas with grace and ample lashings of humor. Writers of all kinds will find this a godsend.”
– Ellen McLaughlin, Playwright, Actor, Professor of Playwriting, Barnard College
“Writers, you’ve got a new BFF—Deb Norton! Read her book and do what she says; you will not have writer’s block again. Seriously.”
– Ellen Sandler, former Co-Exec-Prod. and writer for Everybody Loves Raymond and author of The TV Writer's Workbook
"Deb Norton's writing is infused withso much heart and compassion and her unique sense of humor and curiosity is infectious! This book inspired me to PLUNGE!"
– Didi Conn, Actress, Playwright
"When you get stuck in your writing—and I’d give a 99.9% for sure guarantee that you will—take hope. Somewhere in Part Wild you will find just the right suggestion to get you moving. Deb Norton is the highest leaping cheerleader a writer could wish for!”
– Nina Rothschild Utne, Activist & cofounder, Utne Reader, cofounder Lily Springs Farms
"Norton provides over three dozen practical exercises and prompts to help writers overcome their inner critics and channel their energy toward new levels of productivity.”
– Poets & Writers