Today, I wanted to recommend six of my favorite books for writers.
The keys to success as a writer are yours for the thinking!
All success begins in the mind. For writers, the mind fuels the imagination and creates stories. But for authors who are productive and resilient, and see a good return on their efforts, there is another factor at work.
They are winning the mental game of writing.
Successful writers have the ability to inspire themselves to produce consistently, improve systematically, overcome obstacles and keep up a positive mental attitude.
In this book, #1 bestselling writing teacher James Scott Bell takes you through the mental landscape of the successful author. He shows you not only how to stay on your game, but how to improve it. He gives you insights, strategies and techniques for blasting through walls and jumping over hurdles, setting you free to concentrate on what you love most – writing.
You’ll learn how to define true success, formulate goals and plans, find courage and commitment to write, unleash your creativity and write with joy.
You’ll also be given steps to handle challenges like stress, burnout, envy, expectations and the trap of comparison.
In short, you’ll learn to get all your mental jets going full blast so your writing can reach new heights!
“You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)” by Jeff Goins
In You Are a Writer, Jeff Goins shares his own story of self-doubt and what it took for him to become a professional writer. He gives you practical steps to improve your writing, get published in magazines, and build a platform that puts you in charge.
This book is about what it takes to be a writer in the 21st Century. You will learn the importance of passion and discipline and how to show up every day to do the work.
Here’s what else you will learn:
– How to transition from wanting to be a writer to actually being one
– What “good” writing is (and isn’t)
– How to stop waiting to be picked and finally choose yourself
– What it takes to build a platform
– Why authors need to brand themselves (and how to do it)
– Tips for freelancing, guest blogging, and getting published in magazines
– Different ways to network with other writers, artists, and influencers
– The importance of blogging and social media and how to use it well to find more readers and fans of your writing
You Are a Writer will help you fall back in love with writing and build an audience who shares your love. It’s about living the dream of a life dedicated to words.
“The Indie Author Guide: Self-Publishing Strategies Anyone Can Use” by April Hamilton
The Indie Author Guide takes you through every stage of the self-publishing process. With e-books, print on demand and the power of Web 2.0, you have the ability to publish your own high quality books and go indie—just as filmmakers and musicians have done. Get detailed instructions, complemented by screenshots, so you can get the most of cutting edge publishing options.
Demolish Every Obstacle In Your Way and Become a Bestselling Author
Whether you’re a self-published author, traditionally published or just starting to write your first book, there are dozens of obstacles standing between you and six-figure success. Wouldn’t it be helpful if you knew ahead of time what those obstacles were and how to overcome them quickly and easily?
In Secrets of the Six-Figure Author you will learn the 12 key obstacles every author must face and how to blast through them without breaking a sweat.
Riding the Wave of the Ebook Publishing Revolution
According to a recent study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, by 2016 readers in the United States will spend more dollars on ebooks than on physical books! From 2013 to 2016, ebook sales will grow from $4 billion to over $10 billion while physical book sales will actually decrease!
If you’re not taking advantage of the huge opportunity of publishing ebooks and earning a six-figure income, you’re missing out! Discover how you can best position yourself for this huge wave of ebook success so that you too can become a #1 bestselling author and live the lifestyle of your dreams.
Never Before Seen Strategies for Success in the Ebook Publishing World
I’m going to share with you several brand new strategies for success that work like magic for ebook authors and publishers and how you can apply them tonight to start selling more books tomorrow!
The Ultimate Author Marketing Strategy for Selling Books
In this book, I reveal for the first time The Ultimate Author Marketing Strategy which virtually guarantees that your target readers and customers are buying your books and telling everyone they know about you. You’ll learn how to become not only a bestselling author but a household name in your market, niche or genre by becoming the go-to author in your field with incredible online viral exposure and word of mouth marketing (and you don’t need a big marketing budget to do it).
How To Improve Every Day and Create Long-Term Success
Can I be honest with you for a moment? Most authors never achieve the success they want in life because they let little things cheat them out of big opportunities. That’s why you’ll see authors today who complain about agents and publishers not responding to their queries while others are writing and publishing eBooks and making a small fortune!
When you buy this book, you’re going to learn how to create your Daily Method of Operation (DMO) that will guarantee you get the most out of every single day so that you can write better books faster, get published quicker and start selling a lot more eBooks quickly.
After reading Secrets of the Six-Figure Author you’ll never have an excuse again as to why you can’t be the next great bestselling author in your field!
If you loved reading books like Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, Rich Dad Poor Dad, and Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, you’ll love this book.
“On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft” by Stephen King
Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.
“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
“How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author” by Janet Evanovich
How many people would kill to be a bestselling novelist? Especially one like Janet Evanovich.Writers want to know how a bestselling author thinks, writes, plans, and dreams her books. And they are primed for a book from Janet Evanovich that tells, in a witty Q&A format:
– How she comes up with such remarkable characters
– How she nails the perfect name every time
– How she finds out insider details
– Just how she sets up those masterful plots
– What the life of a full-time writer is really like
– What she’d tell an aspiring author about the publishing industry
– And much, much more!
This book details the elements of writing and publishing a novel, and addresses all categories of fiction-from mystery/thriller/action titles to romance; from stand-alone narratives to series. It offers practical and inspiring advice on such subjects as structuring a plot and handling rejection. And it combines one of today’s most successful fiction writers with Ina Yalof, a published non-fiction writer who teaches creative fiction. HOW I WRITE is the perfect reference for anyone looking to improve their writing, and for those fans who are hungry to find out more about just how Janet Evanovich ticks.
What are your go-to books on writing?