Synopses & Reviews
Take Control of Your Writing Life
The creative process can be treacherous, even for the most experienced writer. Facing the blank page, staying inspired, sustaining momentum, managing competing priorities and coping with rejection are just a few of the challenges writers face regularly.
The Productive Writer is your guide to learning the systems, strategies and psychology that can help you transform possibilities into probabilities in your writing life. You'll sharpen your productivity pencil by learning how to:
*Set clear goals — and achieve them
*Create a writing schedule that really works
*Discover what keeps you writing, revising, and submitting
*Carve out writing time amidst the demands of work and family
*Weed out habits and attitudes that are not serving you
*Organize your thinking, workspace, papers and files
*Increase your odds of publication and prosperity
*Use social media to build an author platform
*Get comfortable going public and promoting your writing
*Create a sustainable writing rhythm and lifestyle
*Accomplish what matters most to you
Create the writing life you most desire. The Productive Writer will help take you there.
The creative process is often a very messy one — post-its, notecards, research everywhere. It's easy to lose sight of one's dreams in a mess of papers. With this book you'll learn how to establish order out of chaos by arranging your workspace, setting and clarifying goals, managing your submissions and writing time, and much more. You'll learn how to transform your writing life into a productive, well-oiled machine where your creativity can run free without tripping over old manuscript drafts. You'll also be shown how to create a well-ordered workspace, prioritize tasks and manage workloads, create a writing schedule that really works, track trends and hot topics, use social media to build an author platform, manage business and personal expenses, and much, much more.
About the Author
Sage Cohen is author of Writing the Life Poetic: An Invitation to Read and Write Poetry and the poetry collection Like the Heart, the World. She has published more than 30 poems and essays in journals and anthologies including Poetry Flash, the Oregonian, Oregon Literary Review, A Cup of Comfort for Writers, and others. She has headlined classes, workshops and lectures, has written monthly columns for five print and online publications on the craft and business of writing, and teaches the online workshop Poetry for the People.