Your Writing Coach

Your Writing Coach : From Plot to Pitch to Publication

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"Your Writing Coach" shows all aspiring writers how to overcome fear, get past excuses, and start writing, offering practical advice on developing your niche, your writing style and your creativity. More than just a 'how-to" book, Your Writing Coach is a friendly companion and mentor, providing all the strategies needed to become a full-time writer and build a successful writing career. Unique chapter bonuses linked to special website featuring interviews with leading producers, directors and agents which other writing books don't have. According to a recent survey 81 per cent of adults harbour dreams of writing but of those only 2 per cent have actually completed a manuscript. While you can buy any number of books on how to write novels, screenplays, short stories, articles, memoirs and poetry, few offer the comprehensive coaching approach of "Your Writing Coach". Jurgen Wolff offers advice not only on managing time, but also motivation, energy and support. Drawing on a wide variety of disciplines and approaches, including NLP, "Your Writing Coach" offers breakthrough techniques for finding the time, the will and the way to write.
Featuring exercises, quotes and encouragement Jurgen Wolff shows you how to hook readers and keep them engaged and offers powerful tips on how to stay motivated and transform your inner critic into a constructive guide to get past the dreaded writer's block. Finally, it offers advice on marketing yourself and your work, and the tremendous opportunities offered by the new media - the internet, blogs, podcasts, and much more - for writers smart enough to find them.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 26mm | 322.06g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1857883675
  • 9781857883671
  • 81,854

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"With compassion, wit and the wisdom gleaned from a long and successful writing career, Jurgen Wolff guides you, step by step, on the inner and outer journey to writing success. An invaluable tool for the aspiring writer." --Robert Cochran, co-creator and executive producer, 24 "Your Writing Coach pays as much attention to writers as to what they write and should help seasoned pros as much as it will help beginners. Jurgen Wolff is wise and constructive when it comes to such issues as fear of failure, your inner critic, and rejection, as well as brainstorming and finding the conditions in which to work. Highly recommended." --Julian Friedmann, writer's agent, Blake Friedmann, and editor, ScriptWriter magazine "This book is the real deal--no fluff or padding, just concentrated insider knowledge. By far the best book on writing I have read." --Rupert Widdicombe, writer and journalist "This book is an antidote to the bad advice aspiring writers are often given. There are only two books on writing I recommend--Stephen King's and this one." --William F. Owen, author of Blackfoot Is Missing "This book will help you find the insights of the writing craft. Pick it up and let it guide you to success." --Xavier Koller, Academy Award-winning director, Journey of Hope "Jurgen Wolff demystifies the writing process in a series of easy-to-understand steps guaranteed to make you a better writer." --Phil Doran, author of the bestselling The Reluctant Tuscan "Absorbing and inspiring, Your Writing Coach is destined to become an instant classic. Jurgen Wolff's treasure trove of advice and insider secrets will prove to be an indispensable friend to all those who aspire to the writing life." --Amanda Barry Hirst, author of PR Power
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About Jürgen Wolff

Jurgen Wolff is a writer, teacher and NLP practitioner and the author of five books, including Successful Scriptwriting (60,000 copies sold),Top Secrets: Screenwriting, Do Something Different and Successful Sitcom Writing as well as a dozen plays. His film credits include: Midnight Man, The Real Howard Spitz starring Kelsey Grammer and Amanda Donohoe (Fox), Two Guns (CBS), TV pilots includingThe Secret Life of Thomas B (HBO) and many, many more. Most recently he collaborated on the hit TV series LOST. He has consulted to TV companies around the world (BBC, SKY, Columbia/Tri-Star) and written for newspapers including The Times. He holds creativity workshops around the world for organizations such as the Academy for Chief Executives, the University of Barcelona, the Pilots Programme, the Bertelsmann Foundation, film schools in Cologne, Berlin, and Munich, and many others. Born and educated in the US, Wolff now divides his time between London and California.
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3 28% (55)
2 6% (12)
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