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Video: Paul Coelho On Writing, Inspiration, and Aleph

In his most personal novel to date, internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery in Aleph. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, his only real option is to begin again—to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him.

In a special video series called “Coelho’s Office,” Paulo gives us a look at his writing process, using Aleph as an example. He discusses his inspiration for the book and breaks down the steps he took in writing the novel.

Coelho’s Office #1: On Writing

Coelho’s Office #2: The Puzzle

Coelho’s Office #3: Inspiration

Click here to watch the rest of the videos in the series.

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