Finally, a way to get your book out of your head and onto the page
A book is a passion shared. It says, ‘Here’s my stake in the world. Here’s what I believe. Here’s what I want to give to the world.’
Writing a book is a bold undertaking, and during the process, no one escapes fear and self-doubt about their work. No matter how smart and accomplished you are, you’ll be asking yourself, ‘Can I do this? Will it be good enough?’ Believe it or not, your book can make a difference—even change the world—but only if you write it. The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book will help you navigate the emotional labor of committing your ideas to paper.
Other books may try to tell you how to “do” your book: you must complete A, B and C in a specific way, on a certain schedule. But rigid approaches don’t work for busy women immersed in running businesses, building art careers, caring for families and loved ones…or all of the above. Structure and flexibility are required.
This book is different. It will show you how to set up a writing practice so you can write your book on your schedule, no matter how busy you are. You will learn how to:
- Gather your focus so you can drop into your writing easily
- Pull your ideas into an outline that will help you write
- Stay on track, even when the process becomes overwhelming
- Get back in the groove when life interrupts your flow
- Overcome the obstacles waiting just before the finish line
- Enjoy the process, in your way, in your time.
Practical, encouraging and rich in decades of experience working with writers, The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book is like having your own writer’s coach on call. You’ll love this collection of inspiration and actionable steps for finally getting your ideas out of your head and into your book.
More than ever, women’s voices need to be heard. Writing your book will change the world, starting with yours.
"Novelist and creative writing coach Cynthia Morris provides a feast of bite-size information, exercises, and encouragement in this guide for aspiring authors. Each of its five parts consists of short, well-organized sections filled with exercises and strategies for dealing with obstacles to writing, such as facing up to the pesky voice of one’s inner critic....
Despite the title, the information Morris passes on about the writing process and publishing world, not to mention her useful checklists, are widely applicable, not just for the “busy woman.” Her insightful book should spark reflection and promote creativity in practically any writer." Publisher's Weekly starred review, September 2019
"The author’s writing style is straightforward and clean, as is the format: short, well-organized chapters, a flow that makes sense, and a tone that’s both authoritative and reassuring. Morris does an excellent job of breaking down a seemingly insurmountable project into bite-size, step-by-step pieces." BlueInk Review, starred review, May 2019
"I just finished The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book. I absolutely loved the book! I cannot thank you enough for bringing this wisdom to the world!!! The pacing and detailed information is so humanely and clearly offered, and build the reader’s confidence with each chapter. It’s a love letter to creativity and to our unique voices. Thank you so much!!! I’m putting each insight into practice! It's a skeleton key for unlocking the mysteries of the book-writing journey. I am charging toward my laptop with renewed vigor, clarity and optimism." Susie DeVille
"The Busy Woman's Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book is exactly what I needed to embark on the book-writing journey. Cynthia's writing style makes me feel like she's with me for the entire journey, and she knows exactly what I need to hear at every stage of the process. Thank you for sharing this gift with us Cynthia!" Carla Wiersema
Audio book available
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