You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)

Author: Jeff Goins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990378501

Category:

Page: 136

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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 book 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. Table of Contents Introduction Part 1: Writing You ARE a Writer: Claiming the Title Writers Write The Myth of Good It Gets Tough Part 2: Getting Read Three Tools Every Writer Needs You Need a Platform Your Brand is You Channels of Connection Part 3: Taking Action Getting Started Before Your First Book When the Pitching Ends What Next?
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Writer with a Day Job

Inspiration & Exercises to Help You Craft a Writing Life Alongside Your Career

Author: Aine Greaney

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582979960

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 887

Don?t let the daily grind drain your creative energy! You can work full time and still have a productive writing life. Many writers waste time waiting for the day they can finally quit their day jobs and live the so-called writing dream. Don?t wait. You can do both ? and your writing will be the better for it. Balancing a full-time job and a productive writing life is no easy feat! This book offers writers advice, skill-building techniques, prompts, and exercises in every chapter, and strategies on how to get and keep writing while also working the 9 to 5 grind. Readers will discover tips and exercises for: Setting and protecting personal writing goals Creating a schedule that complements their stamina Getting creative before and after work - and on their lunch hour Finding inspiration in the most unlikely of spots and at the most impromptu of times Writing proficiently in multiple forms (long and short) so that they don't get bogged down writing one long project Becoming an active participant in writing communities so they have a solid support system at the ready Figuring out how (if at all) to share their writing life with co-workers, friends, and family members You?ll also get quick, practical tutorials to help you master scenes, point of view, characters, settings, dialogue, and more. Writer With a Day Job gives you the strategies and motivation you need to work 40 hours a week (or more!) and achieve writing success.
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Wrecked

When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life

Author: Jeff Goins

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 080248364X

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 995

What happens when a broken world slams into your comfortable life? Wrecked is about the life we are afraid to live. It’s about radical sacrifice and selfless service—how we find purpose in the midst of pain. It's a look at how we discover fulfillment in the least likely of places. It's about living like we mean it. It’s a guide to growing up and giving your life away, helping you live in the tension between the next adventure and the daily mundane. This book is for us—a generation intent on pursuing our life's work in a way that leaves us without regrets. Author Jeff Goins shares his own experience of struggling as a missionary and twentysomething who understands the call to live radically while dealing with the everyday responsibilities of life. Wrecked is a manifesto for a generation dissatisfied with the status quo and wanting to make a difference.
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How to Make a Living as a Writer

Author: James Scott Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780910355162

Category: Authorship

Page: 258

View: 505

It's the best time on Earth to be a writer. More writers are making money today than at any other time in history. For centuries few have been able to support themselves from the quill or the keyboard alone. Not anymore. With the rise of ebooks and indie publishing there are now more opportunities than ever for writers to generate substantial income from their work. And there is still a traditional publishing industry that needs new talent to keep growing. In How to Make a Living as a Writer, you'll learn the secrets of writing for profit and increasing your chances of making a living wage from your work. Here are some of the subjects covered: - The 7 Secrets of Writing Success - The 8 Essentials of Your Writing Business - How to Reach Your Goals - Keys to a Winning System - How to Stay Relentless - Unlocking Your Creativity - How to Write More, Faster - Comparing Traditional and Self-Publishing - How to Go Traditional - How to Go Indie - How to Form Multiple Streams of Writing Income - How to Write a Novel in a Month - How to Choose Non-Fiction Subjects - How to Keep a Positive Mental Attitude - Resources for Further Study And much more, all to help you write what you love and earn what you're worth. James Scott Bell has made a living as a writer for nearly two decades, and shares with you everything he knows about the best practices for turning your writing dream into a reality.
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The Art of Work

A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do

Author: Jeff Goins

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated

ISBN: 9780718022075

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4866

Draws on personal experience, current research and compelling case studies to counsel readers on how to pursue and achieve a career that is both purposeful and fulfilling. By the author of Wrecked. Original.
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Writer's Doubt

The #1 Enemy of Writing (and What You Can Do about It)

Author: Bryan Hutchinson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515230892

Category:

Page: 122

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All writers doubt their ability. But Bryan Hutchinson's story shows doubt and fear don't have to define your writing future. In this part-memoir, part kick-in-the-pants, Bryan will show you how to live out your passion, write a book, and become an author, no matter if the so-called "experts" tell you that you can't.
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Adulting

How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps

Author: Kelly Williams Brown

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455516899

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 5995

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING GUIDE, WITH UPDATED MATERIAL AND A NEW FOREWORD If you graduated from college but still feel like a student . . . if you wear a business suit to job interviews but pajamas to the grocery store . . . if you have your own apartment but no idea how to cook or clean . . . it's OK. But it doesn't have to be this way. Just because you don't feel like an adult doesn't mean you can't act like one. And it all begins with this funny, wise, and useful book. Based on Kelly Williams Brown's popular blog, ADULTING, makes the scary, confusing "real world" approachable, manageable--and even conquerable. This guide will help you to navigate the stormy Sea of Adulthood so that you may find safe harbor in Not Running Out of Toilet Paper Bay, and along the way you will learn: What to check for when renting a new apartment--not just the nearby bars, but the faucets and stove, among other things. When a busy person can find time to learn more about the world (It involves the intersection of NPR and hair-straightening.) How to avoid hooking up with anyone in your office--iImagine your coworkers having plastic, featureless doll crotches. It helps. The secret to finding a mechanic you love--or, more realistically, one that will not rob you blind. From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.
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You Are a Badass®

How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Author: Jen Sincero

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762448318

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 5948

YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON'T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before. By the end of You Are a Badass®, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.
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The Zen of Blogging

Make Money with Your Blog, Fire Your Boss and Live the Good Life

Author: Daniel Welsch

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976005411

Category:

Page: 126

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From dead-broke English teacher to pro blogger and digital nomad - this is not your typical how to book. Daniel Welsch was living in an illegal sublet in Madrid when he started blogging. A few years later, he was making more money with his blog than with his day job. Now a best-selling author in Spain and Latin America, he decided to fire his boss and live his dreams. With no job, no schedule and total freedom to travel and enjoy life, he's finally sharing the secrets of successful blogging with the world. With advice about setting up a blog, SEO, social media, email marketing, good writing habits, how to monetize your blog, writing with style and more: this book's got all the fun, the grit, the heartbreak and the adventure behind the blogger's lifestyle. You too can be a successful blogger. And listen... You don't need tech knowledge, you don't need a lot of money to start up, and you don't need a huge Instagram following. All you need is a willingness to work - and to kill your excuses.
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Half a Life

Author: V.S. Naipaul

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307370593

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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One of the finest living writers in the English language, V. S. Naipaul gives us a tale as wholly unexpected as it is affecting, his first novel since the exultantly acclaimed A Way in the World, published seven years ago. Half a Life is the story of Willie Chandran, whose father, heeding the call of Mahatma Gandhi, turned his back on his brahmin heritage and married a woman of low caste—a disastrous union he would live to regret, as he would the children that issued from it. When Willie reaches manhood, his flight from the travails of his mixed birth takes him from India to London, where, in the shabby haunts of immigrants and literary bohemians of the 1950s, he contrives a new identity. This is what happens as he tries to defeat self-doubt in sexual adventures and in the struggle to become a writer—strivings that bring him to the brink of exhaustion, from which he is rescued, to his amazement, only by the love of a good woman. And this is what happens when he returns with her—carried along, really—to her home in Africa, to live, until the last doomed days of colonialism, yet another life not his own. In a luminous narrative that takes us across three continents, Naipaul explores his great theme of inheritance with an intimacy and directness unsurpassed in his extraordinary body of work. And even as he lays bare the bitter comical ironies of assumed identities, he gives us a poignant spectacle of the enervation peculiar to a borrowed life. In one man’s determined refusal of what he has been given to be, Naipaul reveals the way of all our experience. As Willie comes to see, “Everything goes on a bias. The world should stop, but it goes on.” A masterpiece of economy and emotional nuance, Half a Life is an indelible feat of the imagination. From the Hardcover edition.
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You Write, They Pay

How to Build a Thriving Writing Business from Nothing!

Author: Susan Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942761372

Category:

Page: 76

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Sick of Being Told When You Can Take a Bathroom Break? Is your day job bringing you down? Do you wish you could join the ranks of freelance writers but just don't believe it's possible? Maybe you're retired but you hate the idea of being a Wal-Mart greeter. Maybe you're a stay at home mom who wants to make some cash while the kids are at school. Or maybe you've just always had a knack for writing and wonder if you could do it for a living. If you've ever dreamed of starting a career as a freelance writer, there's no better time than now. But how do you start? Isn't it scary to take that leap? Can You Really Make Money as a Writer? The short answer is yes. But where do you find clients? Do you have to have a niche? What is it really going to take to make this new career path work? You could take the hard road and figure things out along the way, wasting a lot of time in the process while you scramble to get all your ducks in a row. Or you could hire a coach so you know exactly what to do to start your writing career on the right foot... but only if you have thousands of dollars to spend. Is there a third option that saves you time and money in your quest to write for a living? Write Well? Paid Well. Yes! Susan Anderson's "You Write, They Pay" gives freelance writers (and wannabe freelance writers) the tools to get their writing career going and the money rolling in now. You'll learn: how to approach projects when you don't think you know anything about the topic, how to get paid, how to get good clients (who pay you well!), and how to find work when you're just starting out. Learn how to make your writing dreams a reality today.
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Ready Player One

Author: Ernest Cline

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307887456

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
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Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

Author: Joe Dispenza, Dr.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401938108

Category: Self-Help

Page: 441

View: 9182

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible. Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 25 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Greg Heffley's Journal

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780141324906

Category: Bullying

Page: 217

View: 7120

Originally published: New York: Amulet Books, 2007.
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Platform

Get Noticed in a Noisy World

Author: Michael S. Hyatt

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 159555503X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 3821

Discusses how to create a platform and build an audience using social media technologies.
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On Being a Writer

12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts

Author: Anne Kroeker,Charity Singleton Craig

Publisher: T. S. Poetry Press

ISBN: 9780989854245

Category: Authorship

Page: 164

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Is your writing life all it can be? Let this book act as your personal coach, to explore the writing life you already have and the writing life you wish for, and close the gap between the two. Gain insights through helpful stories from the authors' established writing careers. Explore twelve simple (but vital) habits-through journaling, writing prompts, bonus activities, and discussion questions. The honest and witty stories help build a vision for a satisfying, sustainable writing life, while the prompts and activities on the twelve vital habits will help you make that life a reality. Also includes extra resources like "tools for the writing life," "recommended reading," "Artist Dates," "resources for writing a book proposal," and "resources for launching a writers group." Sage, surprising, endlessly useful! *** The Masters in Fine Living Series is designed to help people live a whole life through the power of reading, writing, and just plain living. Look for titles with the tabs read, write, live, play, learn, or grow-and join a culture of individuals interested in living deeply, richly.
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Get Published

A first-time writer's guide to publishing

Author: Infinite Ideas

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 1907755942

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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It has never been easy for new authors to find a publisher but in the last few years it has become significantly harder. In 2008, the average author earned less than £7000 per annum. According to The Times approximately 200,000 books were available for sale in the UK in 2007. Of that total, 190,000 titles sold fewer than 3,500 copies. The top 5% of titles by sales volume accounted for over 60% of total book sales. No wonder publishers are careful about signing new writers. But there is good news in amongst all the doom and gloom. Right now, it has never been easier to be published. Everyone who posts something on Facebook is in effect a published author. And some blogs are read by tens of thousands of people daily, many more than might pick up a physical book by the same author. Then there's self-publishing, vanity publishing, print on demand and so on. But how do you find your way round this minefield? Get published has been written by publishing insiders to help new authors understand the way publishers think and set about publishing if they can't get a commercial publisher interested.
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How to Get A Literary Agent

Author: Michael Larsen

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402234031

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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Written by a top literary agent who gives writers an insider's view of how to find and work with an agent throughout the process of getting published. Includes: -- How to know that you're ready for an agent -- 7 ways to find an agent -- Writing a cover letter that grabs attention -- What to do with an agent once you've got one -- What you can expect and what you'd better not hope for -- Making sure this is the right agent for you -- Congratulations, now you have an agent AND an editor -- How to avoid the 7 worst pitfalls for aspiring writers -- And much, much more. In today's highly competitive publishing industry, literary agents are more important than ever. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, reference or children's books, here is everything you need to know about using an agent to launch and sustain your literary career.a
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A Gentleman in Moscow

Author: Amor Towles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0670026190

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

View: 9817

A New York Times bestseller "The same gorgeous, layered richness that marked Towles' debut, Rules of Civility, shapes [A Gentleman in Moscow]" - Entertainment Weekly "Elegant... as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg" - O, the Oprah Magazine He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel "Towles's greatest narrative effect is not the moments of wonder and synchronicity but the generous transformation of these peripheral workers, over the course of decades, into confidants, equals and, finally, friends. With them around, a life sentence in these gilded halls might make Rostov the luckiest man in Russia." -The New York Times Book Review In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. "And the intrigue! ... [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery... a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama." - The San Francisco Chronicle
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A Manual for Cleaning Women

Selected Stories

Author: Lucia Berlin

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374712867

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, with the present collection, Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves." -Lydia Davis A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the Laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers and bad Christians. Readers will revel in this remarkable collection from a master of the form and wonder how they'd ever overlooked her in the first place.
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