You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)

  • by Jeff Goins
  • Narrated by Jeff Goins
  • 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

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.
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- Jennifer S. Leblanc

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.
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- Adri

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2014
  • Publisher: Tribe Press