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You Are a Writer – Book Review

Have you ever desired to change the world with your words?  To make your own dent in the universe?  If you know what I’m talking about, then we have something in common.

We want to be writers.

We want to be communicators.

We want to be influencers.  But…

Wanting is not enough.  How do we remove the shroud and become writers?

Enter: You Are a Writer by Jeff Goins.

The latest book from Jeff Goins

In his latest book, Jeff somehow distills some of his biggest ideas with personal stories and practical advice to help you become who you are, a writer.  Ideas like:

  • When do you become a writer?
  • Who do you write for?
  • Picking yourself.
  • How to stop writing for accolades and start writing for passion.
  • Creativity hijacking productivity.
  • Finding your voice.
  • Building your platform, brand, and connections.

Becoming a writer may sound ambiguous, possibly even ludicrous.  Where would you start?  This is where You Are a Writer begins.  With you, your thoughts, your words, and your need to create.  What we often fail to realize is the cost of not pursuing our art for the sake of living comfortably.

What Jeff has done here is create a clarion call to the everyday artist living inside each of us.  The world needs you more than you know, he beckons.  Will you answer the call?

Graciously, the rest of You Are a Writer guides you through the process of achieving success in this craft.  The book was deftly divided into four sections, allowing quick reading and easy reference without breaking the experience from beginning to end.

  1. Becoming a writer.
  2. The truth about writing.  Tools, platform, branding, and connection.
  3. How to begin.
  4. Before your first book.

As I finished You Are a Writer, I found myself as I always do after reading Jeff’s work… inspired.  But this time there was something different, a true sense of clarity about how to implement the wisdom existing within it’s pages.  I choose to be a writer, and You Are a Writer is my roadmap for the journey ahead.

Visit the website for You Are a Writer

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About Cole Bradburn

I'm a writer and doctor in lifelong pursuit of health, happiness, and adventure. I currently live in Raleigh, NC with the love of my life and our amazing boys.

  • I’ll read a lot about this book last week and look forward to reading it myself. Thanks for reviewing and sharing. 

    •  Thanks, Dan. I hope you enjoy it!

      And thanks, Cole. Appreciate your sharing this.

    • Absolutely.  I think you’ll really love it.

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  • Thanks for sharing this post with Jeff. I enjoy reading his work and learning from him. Mostly I am inspired by his words. Blessings, Deborah H. Bateman-author

    • Thanks Deborah.  I am quite inspired by him as well.  Keep it up!

  • The only thing that kept me from reading this in one sitting was kite flying with my boys today. Down to earth. Not the “positive thinking” hokum other authors produce. Goins is straight forward in his message of putting on the Daddy Pants and getting it done. John Wayne type of stuff. I also appreciate how he openly discusses the publishing and marketing process.

  • Just read the book today. I liked it very much, a practical guide for those who just started sharing their writing in our networking age. Looks like you are headed to the success Jeff wishes every of his readers. Really like your tagline and the spirit of your blog by the way 🙂

    • Thank Gaël, I really appreciate your kind words.  Glad you liked the book, and glad the world has changed to allow us all to share our work.