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You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by [Jeff Goins]

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"In You Are a Writer, Jeff Goins shares the truth aboutwriting. He provides the tools and insights you need to build yourplatform, develop an audience, and make meaningful connections. Nowriter should embark on his or her writing journey without reading thisfirst!"
-Michael Hyatt // 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."
-Elizabeth Chapin

"Writers now have the option of building an audience, a brand, andaffecting thousands -- maybe millions -- of people with their words. Jeffis showing you the door. The question is, will you open it and put yourfoot forward?"
-Paul Jun

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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 a book 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.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B007YJEIAS
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Jeff Goins; 1st edition (April 27, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 27, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1236 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 136 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Jeff Goins is a writer, keynote speaker, and entrepreneur with a reputation for challenging the status quo. He is the best-selling author of five books including The Art of Work and Real Artists Don’t Starve. His award-winning blog Goinswriter.com is visited by millions of people every year, and his work has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Psychology Today, Business Insider, Time, and many others. Through his online courses, events, and coaching programs, he helps thousands of creatives succeed every year. A father of two and a guacamole aficionado, Jeff lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

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