Welcome to day two of the annual Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway. Today’s giveaway is Page after Page: Discover the confidence & passion you need to start writing & keep writing (no matter what!) by Heather Sellers (Writer’s Digest, September 2009).
Have you experienced false starts, self-doubt, or mind games? They end the moment you pick up this book. With an inspiring mix of humor, wisdom, and creativity, Page after Page shows you how to find the courage and commitment to start writing and keep writing. As each chapter takes you deeper into the eccentric, exclusive world known only to writers, you’ll learn how to build a productive creative life that keeps you writing page after page, day after day.
Ninety percent of beginning writers stop practicing their craft before they have a chance to discover their talents. Page after Page is an essential and encouraging guide that:
- Helps you build a writing life, one that will help you continue to write without giving up.
- Approaches the writing life without using new age and self-help techniques, so writers from all walks of life will benefit from the advice.
- Provides engaging exercises to help you shape your writing life and achieve your goals.
You’ll discover how to celebrate the momentum of slow and steady, stay in love with your book project through soggy middles and long revisions, and embrace the nakedness that is creative expression.
And you’ll realize you’ve got exactly what it takes write your book!
About the Author
Heather Sellers is a professor of English at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and writes every day. She has just completed a memoir, Face First, and a new textbook for the college classroom, The Practice of Creative Writing. Her fiction and poetry appear regularly in journals and anthologies. She enjoys public speaking, triathlons, cooking, kids, and growing Japanese vegetables. Her Web site is http://www.heathersellers.com/.
See Heather Sellers feature article, “Cups of Men,” in the September 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. On stands now!
Here comes the question you must answer to be entered in today’s giveaway.
If you are new to the giveaway, please read “Da Rules.” Seriously, there’s a few picky things (like we will only ship to U.S. addresses) and if you break a rule I have to disqualify your comment (and I hate when that happens because it ruins all my fun).
Today’s question is…
Yesterday, you brought up your worrisome question and presented some challenges writers face. Today, I want you to tell us your biggest challenge…and then solve it. What holds you up? And what are you going to do about it? Be gentle but firm with yourself. (Please don’t beat yourself up, though. We don’t want that!)
Before you go! We have a cause to raise money for this year. Please read the story about the Applin family here and consider making a small contribution at some point during the giveaway. We’re aiming for $100/day.
And don’t forget to read the rules! Several posts had to be deleted from day one because they were not the proper length. What is the proper length? It’s in “Da Rules“!