Welcome to day seventeen of The Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway!
Today’s giveaway is Chapter after Chapter: Discover the dedication and focus you need to write the book of your dreams by Heather Sellers. (I gave away a copy of Heather’s book Page After Page on day two.)
Writing a book requires a focus, a sense of knowing and trusting in yourself and your work. And it requires an unflinching commitment to staying the course. Chapter After Chapter shows you how to build on your good writing habits, accrue and recognize tiny successes, and turn your dedication to the craft into the book you always knew you could write if you could just stay with it.
Chapter after Chapter is a different kind of writing book. It’s a method for completing the book you are working on (or have always wanted to write). Yes, you need to know how to structure your book. And you also need to know how to create the time you’ll need (it’s a lot) to write the dang thing. For most people, technical skill comes faster than “discipline.” You need both and that’s how Chapter after Chapter is unique. It offers a friendly program for honing your writing skills (key secret: read only what you love to read and write what you want to read) and terrific, student-tested techniques for keeping your butt in the chair. Your book might not change the world (but it might make a difference). It is absolutely going to change you. Your not-writing isn’t helping anyone! You can write your book. Chapter after Chapter helps you get out of your own way. Writing: more fun than dieting and more transformative, too!
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 www.heathersellers.com.
If you are new to the giveaway, please read “Da Rules.”
Today’s question is…
Is writing trasformative for you? If yes, how so? If not, why not?
Give me the goods in 50-200 words, please. 🙂