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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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3 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer S. Leblanc on 04-21-15

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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4 out of 5 stars
By A. Yoshida on 09-30-16

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.

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4 out of 5 stars
By jenny sanders on 07-01-17


all good! might just get me writing again. all the advice is sound and comes from hands on learning (and overcoming procrastination) very useful examples of pitching, good on the business side. a small gem.

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