“In this useful guide, writing coaches Evans and Smith offer advice for developing a successful writing practice … This entry advances a refreshingly honest approach to writing–it isn’t supposed to be easy, and mistakes are part of the process–and the authors’ upbeat tone will cheer on readers. Writing pros and amateurs alike will be eager to start typing.”–Publishers Weekly
“This book collects some of the best advice I’ve ever encountered for constructing a writing habit that actually works.” Oliver Burkeman, author of Four Thousand Weeks
Written is a transformative guide that anyone can use to overcome their blocks and build a successful writing habit.
Many people think that there’s only one “right” way to get the writing done – or that trying harder is the key. Award-winning writers, productivity coaches and co-founders of Prolifiko Bec Evans and Chris Smith know this isn’t true. Having worked with over 10,000 writers, they’ve learned that productivity is personal. Their unique, results-driven approach is designed to help you find a realistic and sustainable practice that will get you to the end of any writing project, no matter how stuck you feel.
Applying research from neuroscience and psychology, and based on the authors’ own practice and findings, Written will show you how to manage your time effectively, how to visualize and set successful goals, how to recover from setbacks, and ultimately how to create writing habits that work for you. Along the way, you’ll hear inspiring and relatable stories from other writers who have overcome their struggles to find success. Each chapter ends with practical coaching exercises that you can start implementing right now.
For anyone with a project they need to get written – whether a business book, thesis or work of fiction – this inspiring book offers practical strategies to beat the inner critic, find time, keep motivated and write.
“There’s nothing scarier in my work than a blank page, yet nothing more satisfying and exciting than finishing and launching a book. Written holds your hand throughout that entire process. Bec and Chris keep things practical, with an admirable focus on the habit-changes needed to get your words “out there”. If you want to go from “writing” to “written”, then you need this book.” Graham Allcott, founder of Think Productive and author of How to be a Productivity Ninja