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Writer Get Noticed! A Strengths-Based Approach to Creating a Standout Author Platform

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Stop feeling invisible and start attracting the attention you deserve.

Have you been writing for years, but feel like no one notices? Have you published your stories, only to gain a handful of readers? Do your marketing efforts feel like shouting into a void?

Veteran writer and motivational coach Colleen M. Story helps you break the spell of invisibility to reveal the author
Paperback, 326 pages
Published March 21st 2019 by Midchannel Press
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Laurie Buchanan
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Grab a fresh journal and your favorite pen. Then kick off your shoes, and jump into the pages of WRITER GET NOTICED with both feet! The user-friendly exercises alone are with the price of admission. They revealed and explained things about myself I didn't know before. My favorite was discovering my strengths. But the author, Colleen Story, doesn’t stop there. She goes on to show you how to leverage them. I highly recommend this book! ...more
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am a writer, yet I’ve lost my passion for it. I started my blog to review books. Okay, it was mostly for the free books. In writing reviews, I found that I enjoyed writing. Now, that I am writing more than reviews, I feel like I’m shouting my story to a blank wall. My readership is small and social media plays favorites in regards to reaching your audience.

As a fan of Colleen M. Story, I decided to read a complimentary copy of her newest book for some help. Who knew that I could use my strengt
Angela Noel
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every writer despite his or her expectations of the future, or accomplishments in the past knows the invisible feeling. Like any artist or creator, we write both for ourselves, to serve the muse, but for others as well. A beautiful dress unworn is not serving it's purpose; so too, a beautiful essay or novel. Colleen M. Story has written a book that every writer should read.

WRITER GET NOTICED! is the type of book one must read with a pen and paper in hand. There are exercises and thought experim
Lynda Dickson
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
In Writer Get Noticed! the author states that “it’s time to create an author platform uniquely right for you” as your “platform is the key not only to the success of your books, but to your personal and professional fulfillment as a creative entrepreneur.” To that end, she provides a number of exercises for you to do as you read the book. “Though you could simply read the book and learn some important lessons, I guarantee you’ll gain a lot more if you work with me as we go.” She’s right. Don’t s ...more
Louise Foerster
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As a still-recovering management consultant. I was intrigued by Story's premise of focusing on your strengths, passions, and abilities to develop your writer platform. Then, when I started reading, I was totally hooked. This is the FIRST guide I've ever read where I actually did the exercises prescribed by the author. What's more, I learned tons and enjoyed it -- and emerged from a rip-roaring read with a platform, direction, and the momentum to carry what I developed out into the world. Story s ...more
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
I have been coaching authors on their online platform for years. Colleen Story takes this much further and helps you take a deep dive into your entire author platform. She takes you by the hand and leads you on a journey to discover yourself, as an author. She shows you how to discover your strengths and how to harness them. There is homework and you must do all of it to really benefit from this book!

I am still a believer in have a strong online author platform with a website and social media bu
Reader Views
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (03/2020)

“Writer Get Noticed!” by Colleen M. Story is a holistic guide for all type of writers. I don’t mean just the ones who are trying to make a living successfully as an author. I think that this book will also serve those who write because they have a message to share. For these folks, success is measured by sharing their message, which could just be one book, articles, a blog…etc.

Although the information of this book is geared to build the autho
Marilyn Wilson
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of reading author Colleen M. Story's previous book, Overwhelmed Writer Rescue and was impressed. So I couldn't wait to get my hand on her latest title - Writer Get Noticed! - offering guidance for writers/authors trying to navigate the ever shifting sands of the current publishing landscape and dealing with the frustration of achieving what they envisioned. Both books offer exercises throughout to help you work through the ideas presented in each chapter. But in Writer Get No ...more
Stephanie Jane
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
See more of my book reviews on my blog, Literary Flits

Writer Get Noticed! is a superb resource for anyone struggling to establish their own author theme and platform in an increasingly crowded marketplace. I was very impressed with this book and found lots of the exercises and ideas were as helpful to me as a blogger because Story focuses on our motivations to write and how we can better develop our author platforms through a greater understanding of our individual motivations. The book doesn't
Katie Tejedor
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Writer Get Noticed is a rather refreshing book for writers. Instead of focusing on a "one size fits all" approach, it offers multiple strategies for different kinds of writers to help them succeed with their platform. It is often brutally honest, giving a realistic view of what it is like to be a writer in today's world. Some of it is hard to hear, but it will help to give you a good and realistic starting point. The beginning of the book tells you to work through all the exercises to get the mo ...more
David Burnham
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly recommend the latest offering from Colleen M. Story, “Writer Get Noticed!” It’s everything a writer needs to uncover their strengths and use that knowledge to take on all the challenges that lay ahead. When I started reading this book I found it to be an engrossing read. Intrigued by the premise of using your strengths and skills to expand your writer platform, I read the book before tackling the exercises. I then read it again, notebook in hand and the results gave me a strong dire ...more
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Colleen has managed to put into one book a way for you to get real about writing as a career as well as how to dig deep into your own psyche to understand why that is important to you. The exercises are a MUST! This is not a scan and go type of book, nor is it a self-promotional book. It's real life, and how to dig deep to make writing part of your life. This book goes beyond the typical tips and tricks on writing. It's more than a how-to. It's finding out why and how to capitalize on your passi ...more
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If the words “author platform” make your eyes glaze over...it's because you haven’t read this book! Colleen takes her considerable expertise as a health and wellness writer and manages to make this topic captivating by focusing on the “why” as much as the “how.” Why are you really writing? Is it to get rich and win awards, teach and influence others, avenge an unhappy childhood, fulfill your creative potential, honor the transcendent? Whatever your motivation, your author platform is your abilit ...more
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Writer Get Noticed is the perfect companion to Story's Overwhelmed Writer Rescue, published in 2017. Having learned how to find more time to write regularly in 2017, I found myself with a growing body of work.i knew it was time to to find readers, but I couldn't find a clear pathway into that broad business. Writer Get Noticed answered my questions and gave me a solid path forward.

I did read the entire book before doing the exercises, and felt I'd gotten a lot of insight from reading alone. How
Patricia Stoltey
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Books and articles I’ve read in the past on author branding and platform tend to explain first why these tools are basic to the author’s success and then offer up a list of things we should do to establish a brand and create a platform. I’ve wandered through these manuals in a daze, wondering how on earth I can establish a platform based on four books in three genres, written over a period of ten years. I’m not prolific, I can’t seem to settle on a genre, and I love to experiment with style and ...more
Suzanne Rogerson
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: writing-guides
This book really gets you thinking and digging deep into yourself to find out why you write and what you really want to get out of your career. It's a hands on book to help you create an author platform and I highly recommend it.
I will do a full review very soon.

Full review 28/5/19
This is an intense book that helps you discover a lot about yourself as a writer and makes you think about your goals. Armed with this knowledge you can focus on your author platform and work towards your strengths. Th
Jan Mayes
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Gets to the heart of why you write, and what you should be writing to best use your creativity and feel fulfilled. I liked the quizzes and "assignments" although I'm using a big white board instead of journaling. This book has really helped me focus on what is important to me as a writer. High quality, professionally written. I got a free advance review copy of this book from the author under no obligation to leave a review. ...more
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had previously read and appreciated Overwhelmed Writer Rescue by the same author. I strongly recommend you get your own copy of that book. So when I saw this new book, Writer Get Noticed!, I could not resist. I love it equally as much and strongly suggest you buy your own copy of this as well as others to give as gifts.

Not only is Colleen M. Story well versed in her topic, she has such an engaging way to share her well researched findings, that you are motivated and encouraged to work harder a
Angela Thompson
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Writer Get Noticed! Offers Readers a Useful, Easy to Read Format. Story creates a handy self-help book for writers in Writer Get Noticed! Her writing style is very organized and arranged in a very easy to use, easy to read manner. She touches on virtually every area of the author as she guides readers to find, develop and grow their personal author platform. With conversational chapters, she leads readers to workbook-style exercises allowing them to really tailor each chapter to discovering and ...more
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A few years back, I read Colleen M. Story's fiction novel Loreena's Gift, which I loved and then her first non-fiction book Overwhelmed Writer Rescue, a resource book for writers and creative artists. Colleen is the kind of author who knows how to take all of her life experience in the writer and health field and combine it to produce books that are honest and make you see things from a realistic, and very unique way.

In Writer Get Noticed! Colleen helps you to be the best writer according to the
Annette Mardis
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Author Colleen Story knows the frustrations of being a struggling writer because she once was one. She found her niche by focusing on writing and wellness, and now she's sharing how she did it in her latest book, "Writer Get Noticed! A Strengths-Based Approach to Creating a Standout Author Platform."

This very readable book is like having a conversation with Colleen as she guides the reader through various effective journaling exercises to help writers understand their motivations, identify and
Corinne Rodrigues
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve read Colleen’s Overwhelmed Writer and reviewed it. So I was eager to read Writer Get Noticed! and I was glad that I did. This book requires you to work through it.

The author shares from her own journey and that of other authors and also looks at relevant psychological studies that come through in the exercises.
To make it meaningful, you must do the exercises. Do them with paper and pencil in hand and watch your confidence and self-belief growing.

Colleen’s style is easy and personal and yo
J.P. Choquette
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Loved, loved, loved Colleen M. Story's book, "Writer, Get Noticed!" I wish I'd had this years ago when I first started my writing/publishing journey.

There were too many great things to list individually, but here are several key benefits this book offers:

*Focuses on your strengths, rather than weaknesses, as a writer (and person)
*Helps you use those strengths to build a platform
*Encourages authenticity and honesty, making it easier to be true to you/your brand
*Uses the "3 Brain Method" to hel
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Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Writer Get Noticed! A Strengths-Based Approach to Creating a Standout Author Platform is an informative self help book written by Colleen M. Story. A book full of useful tips and tricks to help a write get noticed. These easy to follow steps and tips are perfect for both the beginning and season writer no matter where they are in their career. * I received a complimentary copy form RABT Book Tours and Colleen M. Story for an honest and unbiased review.*
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book has so many great applications. There are a lot of things I would like to try based on the advice in this book for new and budding writers. Even if something in the book does not work for you there are other suggestions that will help.
Maryanne Pope
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was outstanding! I took my time reading it as I wanted to implement some of the suggested strategies as I went along. I found both the content and the exercises to be very helpful, as it helped me to start thinking in new ways about my writing.

As just one example, I have taken the author's suggestion to leverage some of my blogs into a larger piece of writing (multiple books, actually). Sometimes we get so busy doing what we do - writing - day in a day out, that we lose sight of the b
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Colleen M. Story is a novelist, freelance writer, writing coach, and speaker who loves animals, music, and the great Pacific Northwest.

Her latest novel, "The Beached Ones," is forthcoming from CamCat Books in July 2022. Her previous novel, "Loreena’s Gift," was a Foreword Reviews’ INDIES Book of the Year Awards winner, among others.

Colleen has written three books to help writers succeed. "Your W

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