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You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) Audiobook

You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)

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Publisher's Summary

Becoming a writer begins with a simple but important belief: You are a writer; you just need to write.

In You Are a Writer, Jeff Goins shares his own story of self-doubt and what it took for him to become a professional writer. He gives you practical steps to improve your writing, get published in magazines, and build a platform that puts you in charge. This audiobook is about what it takes to be a writer in the 21st Century. You will learn the importance of passion and discipline and how to show up every day to do the work.

Here's what else you will learn:

  • How to transition from wanting to be a writer to actually being one
  • What "good" writing is (and isn't)
  • How to stop waiting to be picked and finally choose yourself
  • What it takes to build a platform
  • Why authors need to brand themselves (and how to do it)
  • Tips for freelancing, guest blogging, and getting published in magazines
  • Different ways to network with other writers, artists, and influencers
  • The importance of blogging and social media and how to use it well to find more readers and fans of your writing

You Are a Writer will help you fall back in love with writing and build an audience who shares your love. It's about living the dream of a life dedicated to words. And it all begins with you.

©2012 Jeff Goins (P)2014 Jeff Goins

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  • A. Yoshida
    Pasadena, CA USA
    30/09/16
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    "Write for one person"

    I like the tip of writing for one person as if you're writing the blog post for that one friend who could use the advice or information you're providing. This helps focus on the main points and not be so concerned with explaining why you're writing the blog post. There are also good tips on getting started. The whole point is to write seriously and on a regular basis. Don't dally with grand book ideas. Make a commitment to start delivering writing pieces even if they're bad. You can't improve on them unless you have something to work with.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer S. Leblanc
    Houston, TX
    21/04/15
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    "Author is someone I'd like to have a beer with"

    This is a motivational book with much less practical knowledge than I hoped for. Performance is pleasant which more than makes up for lack of meaty content. If you need a little 'you can do it'... This book is for you.

    If you want to know what a platform is and how to get noticed, read Art of Start - Guy Kawasaki also because this book isn't very practical in terms of instructions.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • mike
    20/04/15
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    "Good Practical Info. and inspiration."

    I enjoyed this book and it has helped get some good perspective about my career as a writer. I think the thing I most took away from it was to just write, every day, and get it in front of people without worrying about it being perfect! Every article or blog post doesn't have to be something akin to Tolstoy or Shakespeare and we need to stop being perfectionists. Thanks Jeff. I needed to be reminded of that.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mike Marlow
    06/03/15
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    "Excellent book!"

    I learned a lot of new things about how to become a "real" writer. Great insight into the world of professional writing, and great motivation. Thank you!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Santiago Valencia
    Los Angeles, CA
    26/01/15
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    "Great book on writing and how to actually write!"

    I really enjoyed this book. It gave me new ideas and new approaches on how to get off my lazy ass and write. Thanks Jeff.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Adri
    22/08/16
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    "Good book for those ready to follow their dream"

    Considering how jamb packed this book was of info, it was concise. Just about everything written was useful. The author says make every word count and he shows what he means by using this book as an example.

    I will listen over and over as a means of keeping myself focused on the good stuff that'll get me where I want to go. I need a "coach" because I find myself going down rabbit holes often. This book was exactly what I needed, very straightforward advice, some I know, but needed to hear.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Rene Rodriguez
    08/07/16
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    "Wow. Loved it."

    I loved the casual conversation. Great stories. Very instructional and highly practical. Great lessons from both a professional view and a personal view. I will be reading it again and again. Thanks Jeff.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chester
    03/06/16
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    "Excellent!"

    love the audiobook! it has concepts very timely nowadays not just for writers but for everybody wo has gifts ought to be shared to others.... thanks so much Jeff!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • PKfreez
    14/01/17
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    "Universal Truth."

    This knowledge can be applied even if you are not a writer. If you are struggling to achieve your goals read this book. Thank you Jeff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike Kovacevich
    28/12/16
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    "Succinct"

    Great book. To the point. Very helpful. There is a lot of useful content crammed into this little book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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