by Colleen M. Story
I’m convinced that what a writer needs more than pen, paper, keyboard, oxygen, or even chocolate is a waiting audience. We need to know that our words are valued by a reader, that our craft is received with appreciation by at least one human being. Colleen M Story’s title gets right to the heart of it, and I’m happy to tell you that she delivers in full.
What would it take to keep you motivated, passionate, and convinced of your worth as a writer? How about a list of ways to determine if writing is a part of your life’s purpose? See page 59.
How about knowing that you truly have the talent required? See the quiz on page 23.
Want to figure out what really motivates you? Check out chapter five.
The book is divided into sections: Why Writers Doubt Themselves, The Benefits of Writing, and Making the Big Decision. There are lists, quizzes, and assignments, along with a multitude of facts and suggestions that make a writer feel loved.
Colleen Story covers every topic I could think of that might help me (or you) get through the self-doubt. Honestly, this is the most affordable therapy session writers will find anywhere. Bottom line: Your Writing Matters. Remember that.
Does your future as a writer feel uncertain?
You write day after day. You dream of bestseller’s lists and royalty checks, but despite your best marketing efforts, those dreams remain out of reach.
You wonder if you’re wasting your time. Does your writing even matter?
Author Colleen M. Story, a long-time professional writer and writing coach, helps you decide whether you truly have a writer’s DNA. She examines why you feel pressured to make money with your work, why the search for a readership is both motivating and discouraging, and why it’s so common to doubt yourself along the way.
Step by step, you’ll gain a clear-eyed view at the challenges a writer faces in the outside world, while taking your own journey inward to discover what writing really means to you.
Should you continue on this path, or adjust your course now before it’s too late? Don’t waste your precious time in indecision. Let Your Writing Matters guide you to your truth and you’ll never look back again.
Colleen M. Story inspires writers to overcome modern-day challenges and find creative fulfillment in their work. Her book on author platforms, “Writer Get Noticed!,” was a gold-medal winner in the Reader’s Favorite Book Awards and a first-place winner in the Reader Views Literary Awards. “Overwhelmed Writer Rescue” was named Book by Book Publicity’s Best Writing/Publishing Book in 2018 and was an Amazon bestseller. Her novel, “Loreena’s Gift,” was a Foreword Reviews’ INDIES Book of the Year Awards winner, among others.
Colleen frequently serves as a workshop leader and motivational speaker, where she helps attendees remove mental and emotional blocks and tap into their unique creative powers. Her first course, “How to Finish the Creative Projects You Start,” is available on Teachable.
Go to Colleen’s website for free chapters of her books.
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