Playful read helps adults find mojo

Emily AceSouth Western Times
Lowden author Josh Langley will launch his latest book Find Your Creative Mojo in October.
Camera IconLowden author Josh Langley will launch his latest book Find Your Creative Mojo in October.

Award-winning South West children’s author Josh Langley will launch his playful book on creativity for adults next month to help express their true selves.

The quick and humorous read titled Find Your Creative Mojo: How to Overcome Fear, Procrastination and Self-Doubt to Express Your True Self was an exploration of Langley’s own experiences.

“I wanted to understand how I could be so prolific, whereas a lot of people were hamstrung by doubt and fear,” he said.

“I thought ‘why can I do it and why can’t they?’ so that is the book as an exploration of those ideas. I came to the conclusion it is all about a safe place to find your self-expression is the most important thing.”

Langley’s seventh novel follows his success at the Australian Book Industry Awards with his children’s book It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do.

“This is creativity for grown-ups, to get adults in that whole creative mode so they can understand their self expression,” he said.

“This book is about giving people the courage to express their voice, so they can do whatever they want to do, overcome self-doubt and fear, and all that procrastination. Otherwise we all end up being up tight, angry, bitter and twisted. Whereas if we are allowed to write poetry, sing, dance and take photos, we are much more of a fuller person because we can’t be analytical all the time.”

The book will be released at Mojo’s Restaurant in conjunction with Collins Booksellers on October 6 at 1pm.

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