Do you want to write more novels? Maybe you're having trouble finding time to write in a busy, jam-packed week.
Maybe you're exhausted when you do manage to carve out some time to write.
Or maybe, when you've got the time and energy, you either waste time and then wonder where the day went... or you face a blank page, unable to type "anything decent."
Pinpoint what's stopping you - and find real solutions.
Write Every Day is specifically geared for fiction authors who are juggling busy home lives, work lives, and the new pressures to "build a platform" while simultaneously producing more books.
Instead of rote advice (i.e. "just get your butt in the chair and write") it gives clear instructions for zeroing in on what's really preventing you from writing, and then offers a selection of simple suggested solutions to carve out more time, get more focus, and gently dissolve writer's block.
Similar to other books in the Rock Your Writing series, Write Every Day takes a wealth of resource material and distills it down into one clear, helpful approach.
©2013, 2014 Cathy Yardley Wilson (P)2014 Cathy Yardley Wilson
Really liked this book and will be using the suggestions.
I really enjoyed the personality that Cathy showed and even found myself laughing out loud as I listened.
I like non-fiction to read but love having classic and modern fiction read to me, I like to review what I read to encourage others to enjoy.
The book was broken down into sections about different problems that can strike writers such as fear, lack of time, lack of opportunity, and addressed each one by relating to the reader and then by suggesting various remedies.
This helped me, as someone who likes to write for leisure, but would like to take it further, to identify why I don’t write more and how I can start writing more.
There were some tips in there about getting words on the page too.
There are no characters in this book, it is a self-help book.
She read her own work very well.
I was not moved by this book, as it isn't a story as such, but I did find that Cathy was able to make all the situations she talks about relateable to me.
I liked this book and found it useful. I may listen to it again to recap on what she said, so it was definitely worth the money I paid for it.
"Pretty good pep talk and advice"
Nothing I didn't know, but it becomes validated and reinforced hearing it from a practitioner of the advice. I'm glad it wasn't any longer so I could go and listen again without wading through lot of filler material. Thank you!
"How to use your time to best avantage for writing."
I mostly enjoyed the author's enthusiasm and lighthearted delivery. The text moved along quickly enough to not be boring.
Sure, I would listen to more of Cathy's writing. She uses an everyday tone of voice that should relate well to most listeners.
My biggest takeaway was her suggestion that aspiring writers need to find other writers with roughly the same skill level and attitude as their own, and her reasons for doing so.
My suggestion for Cathy in response to this is to pen another title explaining exactly how to find like-skilled, like-minded writers.
"Not just for Writing!"
The best part was that her tips and suggestions for getting more writing done can actually be applied to many areas of life or anything you do creativly.
Not sure. It was good listen, so anything else that falls under that kind of thinking, I guess?
Her voice is nice but not too soft. She makes you feel like she is telling YOU a story, rather than just reading from her book.
"Based on the book that inspired this movie"
Good listen, short and to the point and very easy to understand. Great for writers or anybody who works from home for a creative company.
I listen to this book regularly! So helpful! You won't regret this purchase. Thank you.
A lot of very good ideas to ponder, put into action and see what the results are. I especially liked the paragraphs about who to let into the circle of friends who would be a support-- not a negative influence.
"common sense and encouraging"
I have read and listen to a number of Cathy's books about writing. I recommend them because she asks the questions we writers struggle with, and her solutions are common sense.
This is a good book to listen to or read when you're kind of stuck. She also list resources that are also very helpful and I have read or listen to.
I do recommend this book.
"great read for new or established authors"
Although this wasn't exactly what I was looking for, it was a great find, the author guides you gives you confidence and some helpful tips on how to stick to the road of writing and overcoming your setbacks and fears.
"Get that novel done!"
Good ideas for getting on track. I've published two books in ten years. Now some ideas and inspiration to pick up the pace and get going. I must become a calendar junkie!
Informational reading of this book. The author has an inside track on writing books due to her vast experience that she has. It's worth the time for listening if you have any interest in writing a book.
"this is the 3rd or 4th time I've read this book"
I keep coming back and rereading or actually really listening to this book because it is just so helpful I've read a number of the things your references but her ability to distill the best takeaway ideas and integrate them into a system with components that address different types of writing blocks and some of the things we can do to make ourselves more efficient is just amazing. highly highly recommended. Thank you so much Kathy.
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