This is the first Book of 2011, and I enjoy it. It is an easy read full of great content.
“Poetic and practical, inspiring and hands-on, Sage Cohen writes like the good friend who actually wants you to succeed. Prepare to be inspired–and prepare to get to work. Whether you’re a new or seasoned writer, this book will push you to your potential.” –Ariel Gore,author of How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead
“Sage Cohen marries her lucid poet’s eye and her strategic business mind together in The Productive Writer, the most supportive book on writing productivity I’ve read in ages. Whether a fly-by-night creative or a ducks-in-a-row organizer, a brand newbie, or a stuck professional, every writer will find tools, templates and compassionate wisdom in this magnificently helpful read.” –Jordan Rosenfeld, author of Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time
“This book is an essential tool for every writer. From those just starting out, to those on the bestseller list, Sage Cohen offers tools that will help you do what you do better. The Productive Writer may be the most practical writing guide out there. I have my copy. Now go buy yours.” –Chelsea Cain, New York Times Bestselling author
“While Sage offers tips on the nitty-gritty of productivity — everything from tracking your time to organizing your bookshelves — she goes way beyond that to address such important topics as how to build your platform, overcoming fear, and how to THINK more productively. I’m a productivity freak, and I came away from this book with a ton of actionable ideas. Even better, Sage’s writing style is delightful. I recommend The Productive Writer to everyone who wants to write, whether for a hobby or for a living.” –Linda Formichelli, author of The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success.
“The Productive Writer is one of those great books that is a compilation of advice that takes writers step by step through the process of becoming published, while at the same time teaching how to maintain balance in daily life as it lends courage to express something deep within you. More than a how-to-write book; this volume fills in the gaps of what you need to know about living as a writer. The book is chockfull of check lists and exercises and whiz-bang explanations that make writing feasible, fulfilling, and, dare I say, fun.” –Jessica Morrell, author of six books, including Thanks, but This Isn’t for Us, A (sort of) Compassionate Guide to Why Your Writing is Being Rejected
The creative process can be treacherous, even for the most experienced writer. Facing the blank page, staying inspired, sustaining momentum, managing competing priorities and coping with rejection are just a few of the challenges writers face regularly.With this book, you’ll learn the systems, strategies and psychology that can help you transform possibilities into probabilities in your writing life. You’ll sharpen your productivity pencil by learning how to:
* Set clear goals – and achieve them * Create a writing schedule that really works * Discover what keeps you writing, revising, and submitting * Carve out writing time amidst the demands of work and family * Weed out habits and attitudes that are not serving you * Organize your thinking, workspace, papers and files * Increase your odds of publication and prosperity * Use social media to build an author platform * Get comfortable going public and promoting your writing * Create a sustainable writing rhythm and lifestyle * Accomplish what matters most to you.
If you’d like to have so much fun with your writing, publishing and promoting that you won’t want to stop, The Productive Writer is an ideal companion. If you are ready to create the writing life you most desire, The Productive Writer can help take you there.