Coach Yourself to Writing Success: Teach Yourself Boost Motivation, Increase Creativity and Achieve Your Writing Goals

Coach Yourself to Writing Success: Teach Yourself Boost Motivation, Increase Creativity and Achieve Your Writing Goals

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You know how to woo publishers. You know how to write. But do you know how to overcome the things that prevent you being published? This book is the first personal coach for writers. If you write, whether professionally, for fun, or with dreams of doing both, it will help you to change your relationship with your writing, to be more motivated, to be more creative, less challenged and, ultimately, to be more successful. It will help you create strong strategies to ensure you succeed and will address such timeless writing challenges as writers' block, lack of time and even rejection.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 22mm | 181.44g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Teach Yourself Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444145711
  • 9781444145717
  • 933,065

About Bekki Hill

Bekki Hill is a life coach who specializes in working with writers, both one-to-one and through workshops. She is a columnist for mslexia magazine, and has had many of her own short stories and articles published.show more

Table of contents

PART ONE: Building the Foundations of Success 1 What do you want? 2 Who do you need to be? 3 Who are you? 4 Linking who you are to what you want to achieve 5 Creating your roadmap for success 6 What do you think? 7 The influence of positive language on positive thinking PART TWO: Motivation and Creativity 8 Boosting motivation 9 Increasing creativity PART THREE: Challenges 10 Beating procrastination 11 Finding time to write 12 When the words don't flow 13 Dealing more effectively with rejection 14 Letting go 15 Creating a personal plan Appendices Taking it further Indexshow more

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I have to admit to being a bit scared of self-help books, so I did approach this with some trepidation. But its forthright yet approachable style drew me in straight away. What I like about this book is that it doesn't deal with the nuts and bolts of writing (the craft, if you like) - it tackles more fundamental issues of personal motivation and making time in your life to be a writer. It also doesn't shy away from uncomfortable truths about the artistic life - you might discover that you actually don't want to be a writer after all! But this is not a negative outcome - the reader is encouraged to see this as freeing them from an aspiration that may well have been placed upon them by someone else. The second half of the book deals with practical strategies for avoiding procrastination, becoming more creative and avoiding writer's block. Even if you're resistant to the "getting in touch with your inner writer" stuff, the book is worth buying for these latter chapters alone. If I have a criticism of the book, it's that there is actually too much information to absorb in one sitting, so dipping in and out is a good idea. But the author backs up her advice with plenty of real-world examples and there are many thought-provoking and practical exercises to undertake. You will absolutely get out of this book what you put into it, but then that's also very true of writing itself!show more
by John Smithee
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