Book Review: You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One) Jeff Goins
Do you have a hard time calling yourself a real writer? Do you tell others that you are a “wannabe”, but deep down really wonder if that’s all you’ll ever be? If so, you should read writer Jeff Goins ebook, You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One).
This book will make new writers feel like they’ve been invited to join the sacred inner circle.
Jeff gives you the permission you need to start calling yourself a writer and get to the business of being what you already are – a writer, “Before other’s will believe what is true about you, you’ll have to first believe it yourself,” Jeff encourages early in his ebook. He quickly and specifically covers topics important to every writer like:
- how to stay motivated
- how to find your voice
- how to build an audience
- how to get publishers to request your work and more.
Jeff packed this book full of useful tips for writers in any stage of their journey.
And after reading his ebook, I am left pondering one big thing and excited about another.
One of his tips is to cancel our contingencies or ideas. Writers love ideas, and we can get busy creating things that we will never finish, instead of pouring our creativity into our writing. I enjoy Jeff’s writing and insights anyway, but this one left me wondering (in a really good way) if I’m going to get my two start-ups (Jeff had a few too) off the ground or if I’m just distracting myself and wasting my creativity.
The second thing I was left with was excitement.
Jeff gives some great advice and examples of how to build relationships and create a platform. Specifically, I am excited to choose a publication or two and begin building relationships, instead of beginning by sending articles.
At 101 pages and 8 chapters, this is an great or informative book on writing. If you are a new writer (or even a seasoned one) reading Jeff’s book can save you time and give you permission to be who already are!
What if someone gave you permission to be who you want to be?
Who would you be?