- File Size: 1241 KB
- Print Length: 90 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (December 14, 2015)
- Publication Date: December 14, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0181RKKTO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
#850,485 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #824 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides > Publishing & Books > Authorship
- #1758 in Books > Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides > Publishing & Books > Authorship
- #6343 in Books > Reference > Writing, Research & Publishing Guides > Writing > Fiction
|Print List Price:||$7.95|
Save $5.96 (75%)
Shock the Clock: Time Management for Inspired Writers and Other Creatives (Writing With Excellence) Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
|Length: 90 pages||
Matchbook Price: $0.00
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
- Similar books to Shock the Clock: Time Management for Inspired Writers and Other Creatives (Writing With Excellence)
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
As a writer, I really loved the ideas from other writers that were included in the final chapter of Shock the Clock. I also appreciated the Christian perspective of the author. It was inspiring.
I definitely would recommend this book.
Jeanette Levellie manages to pack a ton of tips into a book less than 60 pages. Shock the Clock fits in a handbag easily to be read anywhere you find yourself waiting (chapter 4, number 2). It's a perfect fit for people who aren't writers, but who seem to need better time management skills. This book and its warm humor is one you can read quickly and often, highlight what works for you, and makes you laugh your way through the day. The clock doesn't stand a chance if you apply what you find her Jeanette's book.
With a sparkling sense of humor, she hones in on the trouble spots all writers have in common when it comes to managing time. To produce words that change lives, writers live lives--often messy with day jobs, home-making, child-rearing, church and community service, and . . . laundry! Need help? Here’s a resource book that’s a breeze of a read! It's like chatting with a nurturing older sister cheering you onto your personal best with words of wisdom and a dose of the Energizer Bunny to fire up your "can-do" spirit.
The opening two chapters provide a short overview of different personality types and how our unique make-up plays into how we approach time management--our strengths and weaknesses. A useful chart gives an at-a-glance review of the topic. I was relieved to discover that how I manage my time is completely normal for my personality type! No guilt trips here—that’s a time saver in itself!
Empowerment towards time-wise improvement continues with meat and potatoes advice beginning in chapter three and delivered in easily digestible bullet points. Jeanette makes quick work of managing clutter and the hussle-bussle of a too busy holiday season with clear direction for five minute fixes, ten minute tasks, and forty put-into-practice-today secrets for making the most of your valuable time each day, week, and month. There are twenty tips specific to the writer’s world, but any creative will want this resource on their shelf to refer to when too many great ideas come in conflict with the realities of daily living. Shock the Clock will help you to get on top of too-much-to-do so you can unleash your full potential for accomplishment.
Levellie’s refreshing approach doesn’t promise a silver bullet solution to time management, which is just as well since silver bullets rarely produce the promised results. Instead, she offers a variety of baby steps to help the reader travel the path of productivity. And she does it, not as one coming down from an ivory tower, but as one in the trenches with the rest of us—someone who understands the pressures of daily life as we juggle our creative expressions along with family, jobs, ministry, school, and whatever else pulls at us…and our schedules.
Other time management books have left me feeling slightly intimidated with their rules and formulas which may be effective for some, yet don’t necessarily work for me. But Levellie does a terrific job laying out a buffet of practical tips and valuable suggestions for us to apply as appropriate for our individual situations. And she does it with a generous dose of humility and humor.