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Write Away; A Year of Musings and Motivations for Writers, can help you keep your writing on track. It provides resources, tools and inspiration to help you achieve writing success. Write Away; A Year of Musings and Motivations, combines monthly insightful and humorous stories about writing, with tips, tools and interactions that encourage writers to reflect on where they are and where they want to be. From Writing Naked to Writing an Effective Query Letter, the essays remind readers of the unique nuances in the life of a writer and provide practical advice for strengthening skills and knowledge. Each month opens with a place to record writing goals and action plans. A back section provides resources and tools to help writers stay on track and stay informed. Inspirational quotes, reflective questions, and short exercises keep motivation and energy flowing. The writing journey can be long, and full of twists and turns, but there is always a lot to learn and laugh about along the way! "'Write Away'" promises to be a quintessential writer's tool, proving to be useful, month after month, for years to come.It has something useful for every writer, from the novice in the coffee shop, to the published guru sporting his or her own section at Barnes and Noble." "Sage, supportive, and often very funny, the short essays step the reader through a year of reflection and inspiration, sweetening the goals and challenges of the writing profession with vignettes drawn from the fabric of daily life.The beauty of the book lies in this ability to inspire through the everyday."
|Publisher:||Hot Chocolate Press LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)|
About the Author
Jenny Sundstedt is a member of Northern Colorado Writers (NCW) and serves on the creative team for the annual NCW Writer's Conference. She writes long and short fiction, essays, overly ambitious to-do lists, and since 2010, has been a regular contributor to the NCW blog, The Writing Bug. When she's not writing, she can be found sneaking chocolate, enjoying Colorado with her family and dogs, and waging war on the laundry pile.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a fun and interesting book, filled with writing tips and inspiration too...just what we writers need!
"Write Away: A Year of Musings and Motivations for Writers" is a month-by-month collection of goal-setting pages, essays about the writing process and the writing life, and plain old real-life stories that make us see new ways to approach our writing dreams and overcome the obstacles we confront along the way. Each essay is followed by a question to make the reader think about the message in the piece and how that message relates to his own experience. With wisdom and humor, these two ladies have done a great job of giving writers a helping hand. Jenny Sundstedt's voice provides an extra dose of humor, so don't be surprised to find yourself chuckling at her essays. One of my favorites is "6 Impossible Things" -- Jenny converts the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland goal of believing in six impossible things before breakfast to her own personal list. Number one on the list: "Chocolate can make me thin." I plan to adopt Jenny's whole list. One of my favorite pieces from Kerrie Flanagan, Director of Northern Colorado Writers, is "You Know You Are a Writer When..." where she provides the reader with a dozen criteria that will help with finally uttering those wonderful words, "I am a writer." The first one in the list hit home: "It is impossible for you to read a book without a red pen in hand, so you can edit the already published and edited book." I might add, this especially applies to your own published book. I received an advance review copy of this book and read it straight through for reviewing purposes. Now I plan to go back to the current month, use the goal setting page and read the essays of the month, then repeat on the first of each month for the next year. It's that good.