I've said many times since my book, Write Like You Mean It: Mastering Your Passion for the Written Word, was released that I didn't write a book just so I could say, "Hey, I wrote a book." I wanted to write about something I was passionate about. More importantly, I wanted to provide value – and a little inspiration – to whoever paid their hard-earned money to read it.
Maybe it could end up in the hands of an aspiring writer.
Perhaps a veteran author might read a few chapters and think, "These are some great tips!"
I dreamed about it ending up in high school and college classrooms and on bookstore shelves next to famed writers who wanted nothing more than to share what they've learned.
I wanted to continue the conversations about writing that others started before me.
Just a few of the topics discussed in this book include:
Overcoming your fear of writing
What writer's block is telling you
How to become a successful freelancer
Tips on how to write fiction and nonfiction
How to be a better editor
The art of quality storytelling
How to get published
And so much more ...
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With Write Like You Mean It, I talk about the world of writing from my own experiences. I expand upon the conversations that other writers like Stephen King, William Zinsser, Anne Lamott, and so many others started well before I came along. I also speak to all writers and share what I’ve learned on my journey to mastering my passion for the written word.
That includes journalists, bloggers, fiction and nonfiction writers, and creative writers. It also includes up-and-comers who aren’t quite sure if they have the chops to write or question if they are brave enough to put their work out there.
For all of them, I share tips on being a better writer today than you were yesterday.
I think this book accomplishes that – in its own unique way – and if I say so myself, it has its own voice in a sea of great books on writing and editing.
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What I Mean When I Say, Write Like You Mean It
Write Like You Mean It means putting all your heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears into your passion for writing. As writers, our words are our stock in trade. We are craftsmen. We are artists. Our audience deserves to see and feel each word we put on a page. So rather than pencil-whip something just to "get it done and out there" or write for the sake of writing, we should be writing with purpose.
We should believe that whatever we've written deserves to see the light of day rather than being tucked away on a dusty bedroom shelf somewhere.
This means surrounding ourselves with mentors, accepting constructive criticism, reading with a critical eye, perfecting the art of storytelling, and taking pride in what we've put into words!
We need to WRITE LIKE WE MEAN IT!
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If you are a writer or want to be a writer, I urge you to grab a copy.
If you know a writer or teach writers, I urge you to get them – and yourself – this book.
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