"In You Are a Writer
, Jeff Goins shares the truth about
writing. He provides the tools and insights you need to build your
platform, develop an audience, and make meaningful connections. No
writer should embark on his or her writing journey without reading this
// Author, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
"Writers! Read this by Jeff Goins. Seriously. Go."-Carrie Wilkerson
// Author, The Barefoot Executive
"As an academic who doesn't have a marketing bone in my body, Jeff Goins
helped me understand branding for my blog in a new way."
"Writers now have the option of building an audience, a brand, and
affecting thousands -- maybe millions -- of people with their words. Jeff
is showing you the door. The question is, will you open it and put your
From the Author
Hi, my name's Jeff. And I'm a writer. But I didn't always think of myself that way. In fact, for years, I dreamed of one day becoming a writer. But secretly, I was afraid of the risk. It took a gentle but firm rebuke from a friend to realize the dead-end course I was on, to finally understand who I was. After that, I was never the same.
One day, a friend asked me about my dream. I said I didn't know. "Really?" he said. "That's too bad -- because I would've thought it was to be a writer."
That hit me hard. I told him that was true. I did hope to be a writer. Maybe. Some day. If I was lucky.
He shook his head and smiled: "Jeff, you don't have to want to be a writer. You are a writer. You just need to write." So that's what I did, and it changed everything.
This is an eBook about a journey of becoming a writer. It's a guide to writing and publishing, including how to navigate the world of platform-building and getting your work noticed. Mostly, it's about believing in yourself. About the process of self-doubt we all go through and the declarations we make to do what were made to do.
Whether you realize it or not, you are
a writer. You just need to write.