I am committed to social, political, and spiritual change in the world through my actions, my words, and my books.
My latest workbook, Boundless Creativity: A Spiritual Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt, Emotional Traps and Other Creative Blocks, is designed to rid people of what holds them back from being their best creative selves by changing their habits so their actions and mind align with their passion and enrich their lives with more creativity and inspiration.
My latest novel, PARALLEL LIVES A 60’s Love Story, is set in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960’s during a time not unlike our current civil protests for justice as the entire country was splitting apart to demonstrate what happens when we push past conventional expectations toward cataclysmic change.
The Plot Whisperer
I introduced the Universal Story at the heart of every transformative journey in my bestselling The Plot Whisperer to help novelists, memoirists, and screenwriters embrace the structural, linear and organized side of writing a story.
Before long, I widened my support to include writers limited by self-doubt, ensnarled in emotional traps, and lacking imagination. Now, my work has evolved into plotting a course of action for creatives and makers of all sorts. I serve as a spiritual guide to transform the lives of anyone who has forgotten how to follow your own heart.
Plot Whisperer Blog
Known as the Plot Whisperer for the creativity, plot, and life tips I “whisper” across all social media platforms, I often muse on the Plot Whisperer blog, where I explore creativity, and character and personal transformation to pin down universal elements in stories and in life.
Live Your Best Creative Life
For years of working with writers on the plots for their stories, I met too many talented writers and creatives who hid from their truth. These same writers ultimately led me to confront the truths I’d been hiding from for over 60 years and inspired me to write Boundless Creativity: A Spiritual Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt, Emotional Traps and Other Creative Blocks. Passionate about freeing people’s creative spirit, I offer the workbook with my dream and deepest desire that the workbook reveals all the benefits that come from filling your days with creativity. I hope the workbook not only helps you tell your truth fearlessly but also transforms your life as writing the workbook has transformed mine.
To live your best creative life, you benefit from:
- A belief in yourself
- A reliance on your own innate intuition
- A wide open imagination
“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” Jacques Yves Cousteau
“We forget that the creative cycle and the life cycle are all part of the Universal Story.” Martha Alderson
Learn to enliven your creativity. More easily tap into inspiration. Better envision imaginative solutions. As your creativity blossoms, the quality of your life improves.
I live at the beach, and draw inspiration from the beauty that surrounds me. When I’m not at the beach, I’m helping people live their best lives, writing women’s fiction, and nonfiction about the Universal Story, creativity, plot, and personal transformation.
Living a creative life is like riding a wave.
You’re best served having
a respect for the sea
an understanding of the waves,
and the emotional will to
throw yourself into the great unknown and
surrender to the universal pull…
More about Martha
An author of historical and literary fiction and non-fiction books for writers and artists, Martha Alderson was born in San Francisco as a 5th generation Californian. She now lives and writes in Santa Cruz. You’re apt to find her in the water or walking along the beach in search of sea treasures and mermaids jewels.