The Writer’s Workout, 366 Tips, Tasks & Techniques From Your Writing Career Coach serves as a daily devotional of sorts, giving you food for thought (and writing) that focuses on the craft, not marketing, not platform, not self-promotion. We tire of hearing how we need to be salespeople to be authors. Here's a sound and solid book that doles out small daily steps on how to become a writer who can't awaken each morning without wanting to spin words . . . and feel like he's on the right track doing it.
Is your writing feeling out of sorts? Flip to Nurture Your Ideas or Trust Your Instincts. Can't get motivated? Go to Discover Your Rhythm or Run the 500-Word Dash. These 366 chapters are one page each, taking you all of ten minutes to read, reread, digest, and decide how to work it into your day's writing. Our craft is hard work, but Katz's book lets you learn in baby steps. You don't have to start at the beginning, either. Select what you need and read it, checking each one off until you've mastered them all.
Highly recommended. ~Hope
From the website:
The Writer’s Workout is like having a personal trainer for your brain every day of the year. In the age of information overload, writers need the ability to focus and feel satisfied at the keyboard on a daily basis. The Writer’s Workout greets you each day of the year with fresh advice that helps writers coach themselves to produce an impressive body of published work, whether in print or online. You’ll learn manageable, no-nonsense techniques for every aspect of your writing career from getting organized to connecting with your audience to relationship building.
The Writer’s Workout contains 366 tips for writers in every genre on how to:
- Make your writing as strong and powerful as possible.
- Pitch and sell your work at every opportunity.
- Overcome rejection to come back better than ever.
- Promote your work and build an audience.
- Learn how to balance your creative life with your daily life.