In a word: WOW. My reviewer’s copy is covered with margin notes! Whether you write for a living, have a creative project you want to undertake (like that long-awaited novel, perhaps), or write as part of your job, Rochelle has made your work easier. Each short, insightful lesson includes specific strategies to take your writing goals, whether personal or professional, from "wanna-do"s to "have-dones." You’ll come away from this book with a complete set of tools to overcome obstacles, beat writer’s block and most importantly, get your words down on the page. And isn’t that every writer’s goal? To finally capture what you want to say—and to share those words with others? I recommend this book for new writers, those who struggle with perfectionism or time management, and those who have to write as part of their job descriptions, but need some help "drilling down" to do so. As a longtime freelancer of 20+ years, I have to say it’s also worth a look if you’re need of inspiration or a new approach when your inspiration or motivation flags.
–Kelly K. James, author of Six-Figure Freelancing, Second Edition: The Writer’s Guide to Making More Money
Writing is life. Life is writing. To do either well, we must learn to do both. Rochelle Melander’s insightful challenges for “leveling up” are ultimately about encouraging all of us to be all that we can be—as both writers and humans.
–K.M. Weiland, author of Creating Character Arcs
There are no cheat codes in Level Up. What you’ll find are a ton of practical quests designed to help any writer develop confidence and productivity skills to get a project from dream to done. Level Up is going on my keeper shelf!
–Elizabeth Cole, Secrets of the Zodiac series
While Level Up's personalized exercises will appeal to anyone who wants to increase their productivity, its fun and intuitive exercises especially spoke to the writer in me. Reading it was like having a personal writing coach by my side! This choose-your-own-adventure-style book teaches creatives how to level up from time wasters to time masters. –Jessica Lourey, TEDx presenter and author of Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction
Level Up is like the classic "Choose Your Own Adventure" book I grew up with - but instead of going on an adventure, you get to improve your creative work, which is a useful twist on a familiar topic. And it's useful - and most importantly - it's FUN! And who can't use some more fun when they're struggling to write, edit and create something that changes the world. Pick up a copy of Level Up and kick your creativity into high gear. I LOVE this book! Phil Gerbyshak, speaker, trainer and author of Digital Selling Strategies
Writing can be a lonely business, but it doesn't have to be. If you've ever wished you had someone to walk you through the process of doing the creative work you want to accomplish, let Rochelle Melander guide you. -Lori Rader-Day, author of Under a Dark Sky