Be the writer you've always wanted to be
Wouldn’t it be great to easily get your ideas out of your head and into the world? Instead, you struggle to put words on paper. At the end of yet another day without writing, you feel defeated, frustrated, and stuck.
I know how you feel. The weight of unfinished creative work is a heavy burden...but there’s hope.
I learned how to systematically make one creative idea after another a reality, and I can help you do the same—in a way that works for you.
If you’re tired of talking about your book idea, and ready to finally get it done, you’re in the right place.
I’m Cynthia Morris, a certified coach, published author, and artist. I help you liberate your creative genius, own the fact that you are a writer, and make your creative legacy a reality.
Why I do this work:
Because You Matter and Your Voice Matters Too
If you have the impulse to write, you must follow it. Otherwise, you’ll never discover the gifts and rewards your writing can bring to you and to the world.
Original Impulse was created to make the work of writing easier. Together, we can end writer’s block, and empower you to write what you want, when you want.
After 20 years of working closely with writers just like you, I have plenty of strategies and tactics to help you bring your ideas to light, start your project, and finish it.
You know what to write. You just don’t know how to go from idea to written book. My job is to help you bring out what’s already inside. I serve as your guide as you find the practices, approaches, and rhythms that work for you.
"Cynthia, you are an inspiration. You are the type of person who symbolizes the love of life like a great cup of coffee in a comfy chair. Connecting with you through coaching or your writing and art is a real treat.
Thank you for your kindness and honesty through what has been a storm of a year for me. With love and gratitude, wishing you magic and success."
When I was a young writer and coach, I listened to a successful author speak at a bookstore signing. Like many authors, he emphasized how hard it is to write and get published.
I couldn’t help but wonder how many aspiring authors walked away from that bookstore discouraged and disheartened.
On the way home, I vowed to never be the person focusing on how difficult it is to write and publish. I chose to focus on the value in the practice of writing itself and have helped my clients and students do the same.
Bringing our true self to the page is an act of immense courage and generosity.Writing without knowing there will be an external reward is a gift we give ourselves: We matter. Our stories matter. Our voices matter.
I believe you matter, and your voice matters too.
Since 1996, I’ve been working with writers of all genres and levels to help them discover the many benefits of a writing practice. My clients have published books, blogs, courses, and more. They’ve established solid writing habits that give them the confidence to be more brave and authentic in all areas of life.
As a writer and artist myself, I’ve accessed the joy and power of knowing, liking, and trusting my creative process. I’m on the journey of courage and creative fulfillment right along with you. This is the only way I can coach and teach with integrity and empathy.
As a published author and artist, I’ve gleaned the benefits of a creative practice. I’m more me, more fulfilled, and more empowered as a result of the work I’ve done in my writing and art.
I want this for everyone. The satisfaction we get from our writing is unparalleled. Writing is a great tool for self-reflection and self-knowledge, even if your subject isn’t yourself.
Trained and certified through the global coaching leader, The Co-Active Training Institute, I bring over two decades of passion for the creative process to all my clients and students.
"I couldn’t have chosen a better coach. Cynthia has such a great understanding of what it is to be a creative person and an artist. She knows our mindset, our pitfalls, our dreams, and most importantly, our needs and how to respond to them.
I recommend working with Cynthia if you want to feel empowered, understood, and creatively stimulated! She is extremely professional, there is support even between calls, and it makes a huge difference to know you've got Cynthia (whom I greatly admire) out there really rooting for you!" Andrea Wedell
For fun and joy
Like you, I have a lot of interests. I am a watercolor artist and love to make patterns and illustrations in bold color.
When I am not at work, I love to be in the garden. I find great delight in growing flowers, vegetables and herbs. Inspiration is everywhere things grow!
I can't stop myself from bringing home piles of books from the library. Reading, cooking, biking and practicing yoga all keep me in touch with my creative innocence and with the real world.
I built Original Impulse in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. I work and live in central Denver on what was the land of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute tribes.
I support locally-owned businesses by women and BIPOC. I seek to contribute to a world that honors diversity and equity.
A portion of our profits is donated to organizations that help give access to the resources needed to thrive. We loan money through Kiva to women-owned businesses and we donate to WriteGirl, a non-profit that helps girls access their writing voice.
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