Whether you're a new writer or a veteran, many of the pitfalls are the same. Lack of motivation, writer's block, outside influences, and lack of belief in yourself can all contribute to relying on the dreaded day job. But if you're looking for a way to break the cycle and be the consistently productive writer you’ve always known you could be, Doing It Write will help.
This guide starts off with the basics: how to set up your writing space, where to write, desk placement, and even desk organization. Then it moves on to real talk.
Everything is covered here, from making the choice to be a writer, to time management, to how believing in yourself can lead to others believing in you too. This book helps you not only set and prioritize goals, but also provides a realistic system for achieving them.
Doing It Write teaches you how to change your mindset and stop being your own worst enemy when it comes to your work. It shows you how to deal with perceptions, your own personal values and rules, as well as your identity as a writer.
And what’s more important, Doing It Write will help you to learn how to maintain healthy relationships with all the non-writers in your life. It will also show you how to live healthier while not having to give up time in the seat every day. This book challenges the notion of writing being a marathon and teaches you how to reward yourself for a job well done. Finally, Doing It Write teaches you how to raise and maintain your own standards and be the hero of your own story.
There are many writing how-to books out there, but Doing It Write is not one of them. Doing It Write is the result of nearly 30 years of experience in the writing field. It’s a how-to-live book, written for writers.