I am a Writer, I am a Writer!
Gotta say it and write it down to believe it. In (2 Corinthians 5: 7), For we walk by faith and not by sight.
“I am a writer” has been one of the hardest things for me to say because I never thought of myself as one. Jeff Goins, self-proclaimed writer and communicator’s latest book, “You are a Writer,” has so much advice and tips built up in it that it will make anyone want to start putting a pen to the paper.
Jeff Goins is a writer’s advocate who give his readers encouragement so that they can feel they can conquer the world. In his latest book, he shares some of his own writing experiences and what he learned. Hopefully, we will not go through the same thing. He talks about developing your craft and to just write, it’s that simple. Practice does make perfect, in order to develop your writing style you have to write and write a lot.
As a writer, early in my blog, I feared about putting my work out there for people to critique. However, it is something I enjoy doing. Overtime I have become better. In my junior year of college, I had a great professor who took time with me to show that I could actually write and I value that to this day. To think that I am writing for a blog and I get asked to write posts about various different topics is such a good feeling to me. I could of easily said, “I am not a writer, I can’t do that. Who am I fooling?” But now I have to believe and Jeff said in his book that when you believe it, other people start believing it too.
Jeff gives such good advice from believing that you can write to making a pitch to a publisher. This information is priceless because I can add this information to what I already know and take my writing beyond what I thought was possible.
I had to learn that getting ‘numbers’ on my blog or how many ‘likes’ I get on my Facebook page is not what this is all about. Granted, I love it when someone appreciates my work and decides to follow me; but that should not be the main focus for what I write about. The focus is that I love sharing great information about fashion and lifestyle, so that’s what I write about. When I look at it from that perspective, I don’t get caught up in the numbers. The numbers can stress and get you off focus for what you started writing for in the first place.
You are a Writer, is eye opening and I took some notes that I can use as a reference when I write. The ebook is easy to read and flows very well.
We are always growing and ever learning and Jeff proves just that.
Jeff has an awesome blog, Facebook page and he’s on Twitter.
• Facebook: facebook.com/goinswriter
• Twitter: twitter.com/jeffgoins