This year I’m blogging my book De-Stress Your Writing Life. You can read it for free on Creativity’s Workshop every Friday.
There are many people in the world who write. Some call themselves writers, some don’t. Some write for the fun of it, others just want to see their words in print, and still others hope to make a living wage from their writing.
Does it matter which one of these categories you fall into?
Not at all in the broad scheme of things. But as with all books, this one has a target audience. So let me just briefly outline who this book is for, and who may not find it as helpful.
Who This Book is Not For
Firstly, if you are already writing prolifically and enjoying your creative process, then your time is better off spent writing! Seriously, stop reading right now and get back to the page.
If you enjoy writing as a hobby and don’t mind if your words never see the light of day, then this book might not be for you either. You may pick up some tips on how to keep your Inner Critic at bay, but the stresses of rigorous editing, publication and reader reviews probably don’t affect you.
If you’re not interested in setting aside the time to regularly write and cultivate your Creativity, then I’m afraid this book won’t be of much help to you. This book is about developing a creative routine and rhythm. The suggestions will not be effective if you’re only going to write one month in the year.
Okay, I know that was a bit blunt, but I value your time and if you belong to the people in those three groups then your time might be better spent reading a different book.
Who This Book is For
- Have you always felt drawn to the written word, with a dream of becoming a writer?
- Do you want to find a comfortable place physically and mentally where words just flow out of you?
- Would you like to send your words out into the world without the sickening dread of what others will think of you or your work?
- Are you willing to make changes in your routine and mindset if it means getting more words out onto the page?
If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, then this book is for you.
What if you’ve come to writing later in life, without the youthful dream of being a writer? Please don’t let that put you off from reading this book. No matter when your dream of writing came to light, the most important thing is you want to write. This book will help you find the writing practice that works for you.
What if you don’t feel like you qualify as a writer yet? You may have jotted down some poems or started a few novels, but you don’t feel like you’ve actually earned the title. This book is definitely for you. Right from the first chapter we get into what it means to be a writer. You might be surprised by the definition – perhaps even realizing you already qualify.
What if you’ve already completed a few novels, maybe even had one or two published? It can often be harder to write your next novel after your first is published. This book can help you refine your writing process so you can continue to produce high quality words without the stress of expectations.
If you’re willing to open your mind to new thinking processes and new writing methods, then you’re ready to read this book.
How would you describe yourself as a writer? Leave a comment below and let me know.
Like most writers, I have to be frugal with my funds. So if you’ve enjoyed today’s post and would like to read more, I’d be grateful if you could leave a little in the kitty to help keep things afloat. Everyone who donates will receive a free electronic copy of the book once it has reached completion. Thanks for dropping by.