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I read a writers’ self-help book. This is best description I have for  Robot Coconut Trees: Break Through Writer’s Block, Unleash Your Creative Voice and Become The Writer You Already Are by Kelsey Horton.

That was a mega title. The book was self-published by Horton in 2016. And Robot Coconut Trees is her first book.  So how does a writing advice book become a first book? I don’t know, take that as it is and decide for yourself. In any case I really enjoyed this book.

Book Summary (Goodreads)

Are your writing dreams buried under the weight of “Real Life”? Have you promised yourself that Someday you will write a novel, start a blog, or publish a book? Your Someday has arrived.

Kelsey Horton helps readers jump-start their creative writing practice through stories, exercises, inspiration, and writing prompts. You’ll discover how to:

• Unleash your creativity
• Daydream, journal, and freewrite your way to fresh new writing ideas
• Break through limiting beliefs of guilt, doubt, perfectionism, and writer’s block
• Finish your writing pieces and unapologetically share them with the world

You are capable of moving from hiding to shining, from apathetic to empowered, from “Maybe I could write someday…” to “I am a writer.” The world needs your light, your heartbreak, your dazzling stories, and your unprecedented self-expression. Now is the time to begin

Kelsey Horton- About the Author (Writer’s Website and Goodreads)

Kelsey Horton is the author of “Robot Coconut Trees: Break Through Writer’s Block, Unleash Your Creative Voice, and Become the Writer You Already Are.”

After neglecting her creative dreams for years, she started the blog that has helped thousands of readers around the world break through stuckness and write their hearts out. Kelsey is lit-up and passionate about helping others share their voices, and she believes the creative journey begins with personal empowerment.


I enjoyed and appreciated this book. It was a short read, 162 pages and had the right about of fluff to make me feel hopeful. I read Robot Coconut Trees in September 2017 and it was just the right book to inspire me to start writing for MJV again.

And it took me a while to get through the book. The book has the lighthearted narrative of any blog with some of the more gentle authoritative mantras of the self-help genre. And woven in to these are actual exercises that can help someone feeling stuck free themselves. And this is precisely what happened to me.

I read this book and it made me feel hopeful and happy.  I got brand new notebook and pens and I started writing again. And since then I write a little each day. I am being gentle with myself and this certainly feels amazing.

Who Should Read Robot Coconut Trees

If you feel unsure about your writing and perhaps a little stuck in your journey, so ahead and give Robot Coconut Trees a try.  Don’t just read the feel good words and smile at the possibilities but take your pen and notebook along and dive back into writing, you won’t regret it, I promise you that.

Until next time, happy reading!