Build Your Best Writing Life: Essential Strategies for Personal Writing Success
Maybe you have a drawer full of unfinished manuscripts or a story idea you’re struggling to develop. Maybe you’re frustrated with your writing progress or overwhelmed by creative doubt, burnout, or writer’s block. Maybe you just can’t seem to sit down and write.
No matter the roadblock...more
In all seriousness, this book is the culmination of my years-long journey toward building a writing life I love—one that no longer sees me buried under the weight of creative overwhelm and frustration. If this sounds familiar, if you're in any way struggling to find joy in your own writing life, let this book serve as your guide to personal writing success.
I especially like the practical activities to do at the end of every chapter. I highly recommend not skimming through quickly or in a line at the checkout where you don't have access to your journal. The helpfulness, which to me is the main goal and achievement if ...more
I have been following Kristen since 2016, when I started off on my writing journey. And since that moment, Kristen has been a part of my life and has been a great support to my writing journey. Now, I get to support her by reading and reviewing her first published book! (Congratulations Kristen!!!)
After taking a break from writing in 2019, I knew I wanted to get back on the ride in 2020. And when ...more
This is a very comprehensive guide for writers, whether you are picking up your pen for the first time or wanting to review and consolidate your current writing practices. Build Your Best Writing Life takes you through the initial doubts and fears that can stop you writing before you even begin ...more
Later in the book, the focus is on publishing and marketing. Essential tools and tips ...more
The author writes with a conversational and genuine voice. From page one, the reader is drawn in through the common thread of “I know what you’re going through, I’ve struggled myself.”
Build Your Best Writing Life is tight, focused, well-organized, and well-written. Kieffer’s mission and audience are clear from the ...more
This book puts all the best writing advice in one handy resource. I’ve followed Kristen’s blog/website for a long time now, and her posts have guided me through two manuscripts and a general leveling-up of my writing craft, practice, and creative mindset. In Build Your Best Writing Life, Kristen effortlessly weaves together principles about the importance of mindset and its impact on your creative work, as well as ways to push ...more
She didn't disappoint.
Build Your Best Writing Life: Essential Strategies For Personal Writing Success is equal parts motivation, inspiration, and practical tips for getting the work done. It's like having your own writing coach on call 24/7. If you're ...more
Also, Kieffer’s chapters (I’m sure every ...more
This book is an invaluable resource for writers of all genres and skill levels at every stage of the journey. No writer is left behind — BYBWL caters to newbie writers who lack the confidence to call themselves writers as well as experienced novelists on the path to publication. The activities offer endless opportunities for self-discovery. As someone who's been writing creatively since I was old enough to hold a pencil (and telling stories before that), I ...more
Now that I have started writing again the past has been messing with my thoughts in that I'm not ...more
Full disclose: I received an ...more
There are lots of gems within these pages to help you shape your best writing life. With its inspirational author quotes, thoughtful creative affirmations, and step-by-step guidance, I have no doubt this book will help you on your writing journey. I've read many books on writing, but this one is different in that it warns you the life of a writer is not an easy one and shows you how to prepare for the long haul.
Excerpt From: Kieffer, Kristen. “Build Your Best Writing Life.” iBooks.
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I would recommend this book for writers at all levels. There are actionable tips for whatever step of a writer’s life you find yourself in at any given moment.
Also, it covers a bunch of different areas of the writing/publishing journey, and I’m sure I will come back to it for tips and tricks whenever I need the extra help.
STRONGLY RECOMMEND IT.