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“Working with Naomi was like

having someone who is for  you, 

who keeps seeing you and

accepting you. I couldn't have

written the book without Naomi.  

She is truly my fairy godmother

of writing.

~ Katayoon Zandvakili: author,

My Beautiful Impostor









"Naomi has provided unwavering support, profound mirroring, and

has gently guided and encouraged

me, again and again, to write from the place of my true and authentic self.

In the process, I have come into relationship with my deepest

creative self, after a lifetime of longing and disconnection from it. This gift beyond measure I attribute

in large part to Naomi's soulful,

loving, supportive and wise guidance."

~ Carolyn Shoshana Fershtman,

Ph.D., Psychologist; author,

Carrying Joseph's Bones









“Naomi Rose has been instrumental

in keeping the project of the book

I'm writing alive. Her insight, understanding, encouragement,

and caring have helped me to remove confusion, show me a path, and keep me inspired and going. No one else I know could have aided me in such a way.”

~ Billy Weprin, author,

Gifts of the Day










































































“You took my manuscript, and turned it into a book!"

~ Larry Decker, Ph.D., author,

The Alchemy of Combat








"Naomi encouraged me to do the joyful thing, instead of the things I think I should do. This was very affirming. And I felt heard, in a very strong initial way. It's different from trying to write a book on my own, because it feels like what I'm doing

is being done in relationship. ”

~ Shirley R. McGinnis, author, Sometimes Love Is Enough










"You have been utterly exceptional.

I cannot imagine another editor on

the planet who could step into my shoes and edit esoteric material as beautifully and sincerely as

you did."

  ~ Rebecca Field, author,

To Choose the Fire of the Cosmos

















































































































Writing from the Deeper Self

"Bringing Your Treasures into the World . . ."

Naomi Rose
Book Developer

(510) 653-ROSE / (510) 653-7673 

This page features the most recent

Writing from the Deeper Self newsletter,

put out by Naomi Rose to her readership.

To go to the Home Page of the Writing from the Deeper Self website, click here.

To see the earlier, archived newsletter articles, click here.


August - September 2013




            1. Introduction

            2. Feature Article: "Loving Writing a Book"

            3. WFDS Client Successes: Books Worth Reading

            4. A Menu of Opportunities to Work with Me on Your Book:

                Dip Your Toe -- Discovery Sessions -- Take the Plunge:

                Setting up Book-Development Sessions to Write Your Book

            5. Write Your Book with Naomi Rose



What an exciting issue is awaiting you here! You will likely find yourself in it, somewhere ~ something that speaks to you, to what you want for yourself.

The feature article"Loving Writing a Book," is about writing a book as an act of love. If you haven't yet experienced this, it might sound far-fetched; but believe me, it's possible. I know from direct experience, and I've done my best to share that experience with you. Everyone who harbors a dream of writing a book deserves to love what they are doing in the act of doing it.

Whether you already think of yourself as creative or not, creativity is everyone's birthright. Expect amazement, wonder, surprises, maybe some good tears along the way. There's so much more to you than you may have realized, and writing a book is a grand way to uncover this. Plus you have a wonderful book to share with the world! I hope you will see book-writing in this light after you have read "Loving Writing a Book."

And an exciting new monthly feature: Book-development clients whose books are now in print. What they went through ~ what has happened since ~ how their books are doing ~ the reviews ~ experiences and successes ... all this and more are here so you can see down the road as to what your own experience of writing and publishing a book might get to be. The client of the month, this month, is Rahima Warren, author of Dark Innocence (Book One of the trilogy, The Star-Seer's Prophecy).

And finally, another new development: Three different ways for you to get your own book started ~ a spacious menu of opportunities, some of them low-cost, some cost-free, and some costing money and courage on your part.

  • Option#1 is "Dipping Your Toe In" (cost: Only $10-15);
  • Option #2 is "Discovery Sessions" (cost: 45 minutes of your time and the cost of a phone call to Oakland, CA); and
  • Option #3 is "Taking the Plunge" ~ going ahead and signing up for one 1.5-hour session for the price of a 1-hour session, to see if you want to continue working with me.

You can read the menu, make your choice, and sign up for and pay for it right here!

As summer plateaus and autumn peeks over the horizon, consider how writing a book can help your inner development, as well as your outer opportunities once the book is in print. I can help you with the whole spectrum, from start to finish, and with publication after that (seeking a traditional publisher or self-publishing to get your book into print).

Take a breath and a breather, and read through this abundantly rich newsletter. Lightly be on the lookout for what speaks to you. I think something will. It's meant to serve you on many levels, and to open up ~ or refresh ~ your faith in your unlimited self.


~ Naomi Rose





I've been writing a book I love.


When I sit down to write, with few exceptions so far I am glad to be doing it. In that moment, there is nothing else I would rather be doing. And when I get up and say “I'm done for now,” I feel enlarged, happy, renewed, and more deeply myself.


This is the gift of actually writing from the Deeper Self. There is a deeper Self inside to consult with, write from, be renewed and guided by. Even if tears are part of it, at times, the process itself is still a blessing. And of course, the book that emerges from the process is, too.


In my lifetime, I have begun quite a few books. Not all of them have made it to full term. Some have been forgotten altogether; some still exist as notes that “I really should get around to making a book of sometime.” Some, I realized soon into the project were just good ideas, and I did not have the internal commitment to give myself to them and see them through. And some have actually come to fruition, and are in print now, read by others and available to be read by yet more readers.


But to have this passion for writing this book! What a gift. There is no struggle to be committed to it. I want to have writing time. I look forward to my writing time. When I am there, something freeing takes place, telling me that at least for now I actually have transformed my writing experience. I actually do trust the process....

(Click here to read the rest of this article)





I love it when my clients have their books in print. They have accomplished something spectacular, on so many levels ~ and then they have a book to show for it.

This book can bring them worldly success, and open doors for their readers. Just as important, though, is the inner experience they get to have of themselves as truly creative, as able to act on a heart's desire and see it through all the way, and as a deeper being with infinite resources that are just waiting for the opportunity to be encountered.

Non-book-writers and would-be book-writers sometimes look at books on a bookstore shelf and make the assumption that these writers (unlike what would be true for themselves) just kind of snapped their fingers and out came a finished book. But for any book that has resonance and depth, this usually is not quite how it is.

Every one of the clients I have worked with to write their book struggled somewhere along the way with self-doubts, uncertainty, and more. And yet their desire to bring forth the book of their heart was stronger than their doubts. In my supporting and guiding them at every step, so that they felt accompanied all the way, if not midwifed ~ I wanted to give them not only a way to write and complete the book, but also to feel glad about their journey, and to want to share their book with the world.

Many of the people who have worked with me as their Book Developer now have their books in print. So that you can be encouraged, I am starting a monthly feature to share their experiences and successes with you. As you read what it was like for them, and see what came out of it (including favorable book reviews), I hope you will realize that ~ if this is your dream for yourself ~ it truly can happen.

Each month I will feature a different client's book.

These are the ones to be featured:

Rahima Warren

Dark Innocence

Book One of The Star-seer's Prophecy

(A fantasy novel of the healing journey)

Available for purchase

Doreen Hamilton, Ph.D.

Essential Speaking
The 7-Step Guide to Finding Your Real Voice

Available for purchase


Larry Decker, Ph.D.

The Alchemy of Combat:
Transforming Trauma in Combat Veterans

from Post-Traumatic Stress to

Post-Traumatic Growth

To be published in 2014 by Omega Publishing


Deborah Welch, Ph.D.

Forgiveness at Work:
Stories of the Power, Possibility, and Practice

of Forgiveness in the Workplace

Available for purchase

Rebecca Field, Ph.D.

To Choose the Fire of the Cosmos:

Using Our Soul Qualities to Build a Better World


Available for purchase

Shoshana Fershtman, Ph.D.

Book-in-progress on healing trauma and Jewish identity

(in the late stages of revision, already used to teach from)

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This month's featured author is:

Rahima Warren

Click here for details

~ successes, reviews, writing process,

how to buy the book ~ and more.






"Dip Your Toe In" ~ Discovery Sessions ~ "Take the Plunge": Setting Up Book-Development Sessions to Write Your Book

Once you get started writing a book with my help, the journey begins and takes its natural course. Yet it's human to have some doubts about beginning. "What if I can't do it?" "What if I can't go all the way?" "What if I have nothing valuable to say, after all?" "What if I know I have something to say but can't manage to say it well?" And so on. (My book, Starting Your Book, goes into all this in more detail.)

Well, sure. These are normal fears. Most people have them, secretly. But they are surmountable. And one thing that really helps you surmount them is having a friendly guide help you navigate through the process. And not only navigate, but support you ~ nurture you ~ see you ~ mirror back your deepest longings and capacities ~ open the door to your innate creative potential.

That, and more, is what I do as a book developer. In addition to my 30+ years working in the publications field ~ having an MA in English literature ~ being born into a family of writers ~ and knowing the "whats" and "hows" of putting a book together ~

I also bring a lifetime of passionate study of the healing arts to my work. What do people need in order to hear themselves intimately, and to set forth to express that with confidence and joy, rather than doubt and trepidation? How do you open the inner door to the treasures waiting there, and invite them out into beautiful articulation?

In my work as a Book Whisperer / Developer, I guide and accompany you through the journey that arises from within you as you move into writing the book of your heart. We take our cues from what you want, how you naturally are creative, and so on. We listen to what wants to be known, and find ways of putting that into words. Over time, you have written a book!

And this book can be your emissary in the world, reaching far more people than you could meet in person; giving your best, leaving your legacy, bringing you fruits and rewards you may never have imagined.

But first, you have to write the book!

My offer to you:

Because writing a book is a commitment to yourself, as well as an investment in yourself, I want to offer you the opportunity to try this experience out in a number of ways that are low-key, highly affordable, and even fun.

So I'm offering you 3 options. #1 costs nothing but 45 minutes of your time and a phone call. #2 costs between $10 and $15. #3 costs a bit of courage and trust, but pays off largely.

See which option fits you best and then contact me to make take advantage of this offer. 

Email me at:

Phone me at: 510/653-7673 (510/653-ROSE)


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A low-cost, no-big-deal way to interact with

my Book Development services.

Maybe you don't have time to write a book right now, but it's still nagging at your mind to do something about it.

Maybe you don't think you have the funds to work with me on a larger project over time.

No problem. You can test the waters easily and inexpensively. You can dip your toe in, to start.

I invite you to send me any 2 paragraphs to 1 page of your writing for the book you may (even someday) want to write and publish, and I will send you back a constructive assessement of your writing strengths, and where you might go with what you're doing.

The cost? Only $10 - $15.

That's right. For the cost of a lunch out, you can have my professional evaluation ~ my "appreciative assessment" ~ of any 2 paragraphs to 1 page of your writing. You will get sincere, adept encouragement and guidance. From there, who knows where you can go?

Just write down what comes to you and send it to me, along with payment. I'll send you back a written assessment of what's working, where your writing may be going, and what you could do next.

You can make use of this offer up to 3 times (a maximum of only $45). For some people, their book has gotten kickstarted this way.

Send me 2 paragraphs you have written,

and for only $10 I will send you my appreciative assessment

to keep you keeping on.

Purchase it here:


Send me 1 page you have written,

and for $15 I will send you my appreciative assessment

to keep you keeping on.

Purchase it here:

Does it work? It does!

Here is what one aspiring book writer has to say about her "2 paragraphs for $10" experience:

“Naomi Rose offers an exchange of value for something that no value can be placed upon.  How can you value that which will make a connection with another soul?  That is what your book will do. 


“Maybe you've written a couple of chapters of a book amongst the bus-i-ness of your life, and you're always tired from working so much.  You're waiting for more time, or waiting for more money or waiting for more inspiration, or waiting for more energy, or just waiting for something more so that you can continue.


“That something more may be a published writer (also a Book Whisperer) to support you in the development of your book.  What a wonderful relationship, in that someone has made themselves available to be with you in this way; for someone to enter your world of writing with appreciation of who you are, with belief in the value of what you are.  The collaborative nature of creation requires such a one as Naomi Rose.


“Her nurturing of me expands the possibilities for what my writing can be – building my confidence and esteeming the value of who it is that I am - and following from that, the purposefulness of what it is that I have to share at this moment.


“With your writing, Naomi will offer validity of its form, of what it is becoming, of its value, of its worth and guide you as to how you – in your own unique and intuitive way – can nurture, hold and love your expression into the completed book that it will become ready to be read and experienced.


“One page at a time, for $10 - $15 each time, so that you can continue on. Your book is worth it, and Naomi Rose is a worthy confidante. 


“Say YES!”

~ Dominique T. Haynes, author


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Explore with me what your book can be,

and what it would be like to write it

with my help.

A Discovery Session costs you nothing but 45 minutes of your time, a phone call to Oakland, CA, and the opportunity to let go of self-defeating patterns that stop you from doing and having what you truly want and deserve. Writing a book is a dream that needs fueling. A Discovery Session can provide that fuel.

In a Discovery Session, you will get to discover:

  • What is your dream of writing a book?
  • What do you hope to gain for yourself by doing it? (Both within yourself, and in the world)
  • Where are you now, in terms of writing your book? Where would you like to be? What's in the way of bridging that gap?
  • How might writing a book make you a more happy, confident, creative human being?
  • What can having a book in print do for your business and/or career? For your inner life? For your relationship with yourself ~ with others ~ with spirit?
  • What aspects of your life have been negatively impacted by not writing your book?
  • What is your larger vision for your book ~ for yourself, and for humanity?
  • What kind of supports would you need, in order to say yes to your book?
  • How can I help support you to have the outcome you want?

Dominique Haynes (see testimonial for "Dip Your Toe In," above) began with a Discovery Session.

Contact me to book yours now.

Email me at:

Phone me at: 510/653-7673 (510/653-ROSE)

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Investing in Book-Development Sessions for Yourself

Maybe you don't need the first 2 options because you already know you want to write your book, and want my help to do it. If you are ready to take the plunge, contact me. We'll have one session.

To reward you for your courage,

I'm offering a special price ~

good for this "Take the Plunge" option only:

A 1.5-hour session

for just the cost of a 1-hour session.

($125 for 90 minutes)

Invest in yourself here:


After you have had your first session, you can see if you want to continue. If you do, I'll let you know your options for our working together, and you can decide on the very best possible fit for you.

Email me at:

Phone me at: 510/653-7673 (510/653-ROSE)




Writing from the Deeper Self

Bringing your treasures into the world...

When you write a publishable book and become a published author, you have the opportunity to reap the many benefits of having a book in print: for example:

  • You can reach a great many more people worldwide with your message;
  • You become known as an expert in your field;
  • A book gives you a platform from which to expand your professional reach into teaching, speaking, leading, and more;
  • You get to discover how creative you really are;
  • You can give your unique, irreplaceable gift to the world, and make the contribution that only you can make~

And along the way,

you get to enjoy and be held by the writing process itself.


If you have been longing to be really heard ~ really seen ~ really known ~ to find and speak from your true voice and write a book that not only others will respond to but you yourself will respond to,

I can help you write the book of your heart so that not only do you come out with a book you can publish, but you get to be nurtured and loved along the way.

What a gift to yourself ~ and to your potential readers.

And, on a practical level, once you are a published author, you can use your book to let people know about your work, your message, your other offerings, and your contribution to humanity. You can potentially more than make your investment in book-writing back, and build your platform as you mine and reveal your heart in writing.

I work with clients in person at my Oakland, CA studio. For those out of the San Francisco Bay Area, we work together by phone and

I also offer experienced assistance with:

  • Editing
  • Self-publishing
  • Seeking external publishers (book proposal, etc.)


For more information on Writing from the Deeper Self and my work as a book developer, see this very website:

Contact me to explore writing the book of your heart with my guidance and support. 


Phone: 510/653-7673 (510/653-ROSE)

The book of your heart awaits you!



May your garden bloom!



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