Safekeeping

Safekeeping

A Writer’s Guided Journal to Launching a Book with Love

Written by: Knight, Chelene

A unique guided journal designed to empower writers at every stage of their careers, with nurturing guidance for the successful launch of their books.

In Safekeeping, accomplished author and experienced author care specialist Chelene Knight offers tangible, structured guidance for new and established authors at different stages, including those not aiming for publication. This journal nurtures a new generation of healthy and supported authors, helping them avoid imposter syndrome, burnout, and the trap of comparing themselves to their peers, all while learning how to show up as their most authentic selves. Through a blend of thought-provoking writing prompts, tips, introspective exercises, and mindset-building activities, Safekeeping empowers writers to construct their own roadmap to a sustainable and fulfilling creative practice.

The journal doubles as a valuable keepsake, documenting the entire publishing journey from the inception of an idea to the post-publication phase, ensuring writers can hold on to their experiences while planning for future projects. With warmth and compassion, Safekeeping equips authors with the tools to successfully bring their books into the world.

Featuring a foreword by Ivan Coyote.

A unique guided journal designed to empower writers at every stage of their careers, with nurturing guidance for the successful launch of their books.

In Safekeeping, accomplished author and experienced author care specialist Chelene Knight offers tangible, structured guidance for new and established authors at different stages, including those not aiming for publication. This journal nurtures a new generation of healthy and supported authors, helping them avoid imposter syndrome, burnout, and the trap of comparing themselves to their peers, all while learning how to show up as their most authentic selves. Through a blend of thought-provoking writing prompts, tips, introspective exercises, and mindset-building activities, Safekeeping empowers writers to construct their own roadmap to a sustainable and fulfilling creative practice.

The journal doubles as a valuable keepsake, documenting the entire publishing journey from the inception of an idea to the post-publication phase, ensuring writers can hold on to their experiences while planning for future projects. With warmth and compassion, Safekeeping equips authors with the tools to successfully bring their books into the world.

Featuring a foreword by Ivan Coyote.

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc — Jan 7, 2025
Specifications 272 pages | 6 in x 9 in
Written By

CHELENE KNIGHT is the author of Let It GoBraided Skin, and Dear Current Occupant, winner of the 2018 Vancouver Book Award and longlisted for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Her novel, Junie, won the 2023 Vancouver Book Award, was longlisted for the inaugural Carol Shields Fiction Prize, and was a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ fiction. She completed SFU's Writer's Studio twice (fiction and poetry) and has taught at the University of Toronto and UBC. Chelene is the founder of Breathing Space Creative, home to the Thrive Coaching Program.

Written By

CHELENE KNIGHT is the author of Let It GoBraided Skin, and Dear Current Occupant, winner of the 2018 Vancouver Book Award and longlisted for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Her novel, Junie, won the 2023 Vancouver Book Award, was longlisted for the inaugural Carol Shields Fiction Prize, and was a finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ fiction. She completed SFU's Writer's Studio twice (fiction and poetry) and has taught at the University of Toronto and UBC. Chelene is the founder of Breathing Space Creative, home to the Thrive Coaching Program.