Now with 40% EXTRA Positivity!
“This is a truly inspiring and motivational book. Simon writes from his own personal experience in a really enjoyable, entertaining and very readable style that keeps me turning the pages and devouring his words. After just the first few chapters I am totally motivated and inspired to write, and write some more, and write better – I will succeed and I am not alone in my thoughts and feelings. This book also offers many tips and hints, which not only inspire but help add depth and meaning and are really helpful in my own writing. This is a book I will dip into time and time again, and one that should be on every writer’s bookshelf. Do yourself a favour and read it immediately.”Susan Taylor
Digitally Narrated Audiobook Version Now Available
Can’t find time to write? Daunted by the sheer size of your writing project? Lost your motivation? Scared of being rejected?
It doesn’t matter whether you want to write a page-turning novel, a life-changing non-fiction book, produce fascinating features or sizzling short stories, there comes a point when you have to sit down and write. That’s when negativity and despondency show up. To achieve your writing dreams, you need a positively productive mindset.
Inside The Positively Productive Writer (Second Edition), you will learn how to:
- embrace rejection, tame Imposter Syndrome, and avoid comparisonitis,
- find more time to write, and turbo-boost your productivity by designating it ‘maker’ time or ‘manager’ time,
- banish Writers’ Block, embrace sloppy copy, and celebrate your writing success,
- and so much more!
Simon Whaley is a bestselling author, magazine columnist, and feature writer. This second edition of The Positively Productive Writer draws upon his thirty years of published writing experience, and over two decades of creative writing tutoring.
With an extra 40% positivity, this fully revised and updated second edition of The Positively Productive Writer will help you turn your creative dreams into writing reality.
Second Edition Contents:
- INTERNAL STORYTELLING
- TWISTING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES
- IMPOSTER SYNDROME
- THE TRUTH BEHIND REJECTION
- REJECT REJECTION
- BOOSTER CARDS
- QUICK WINS
- EVIDENCE YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS
- FINDING THE TIME TO WRITE
- CREATING TIME TO WRITE
- MANAGER AND MAKER TIME
- TURNING YOUR WRITING DREAMS
- ARE YOUR DREAMS S.M.A.R.T ENOUGH?
- REVIEWING GOALS
- NEXT ACTIONS
- CREATE YOUR SYSTEM
- PERMISSION TO WRITE DRIVEL (AKA SLOPPY COPY)
- AFTER THE FIRST DRAFT
- START YOUR NEXT PROJECT IMMEDIATELY
- WRITER’S BLOCK DOESN’T EXIST
- CREATIVE EXHAUSTION
- BECOME A DICTATOR
- THE WRITE PLACE
- SOUND STIMULATION
- FIND YOUR TRIBE
- A WRITING BUDDY
- WRITING MAGAZINES
- RESIDENTIAL CONFERENCES / RETREATS
- LITERARY FESTIVALS
- TEN (FOOT) STEPS TO PRODUCTIVE WRITING
- DOING A FAGIN
First Edition Reviews
“The Positively Productive Writer by Simon Whaley will help change your mood if you are feeling rejected. It is positive and practical with sensible advice aimed at inspiring writers to carry on writing!” – Writers’ Forum magazine
“Feeling rejected? Simon’s book will change your mood in a minute! A marvellous book, positive, practical and inspiring… every freelance writer should keep a copy on their desk. If you’re ready to give up, just reach for this book – it re-ignites your writing energy, effortlessly. It worked for me, and will work for you.” – Diana Cambridge – Writing Magazine Agony Aunt
“A brilliantly positive book by a brilliantly positive writer.” – Della Galton – Writers’ Forum Agony Aunt
“Writing is, in many ways, like any other job. You need talent and tenacity to succeed – but from time to time, you also need a little encouragement to stay positive. The Positively Productive Writer offers practical advice to help you harness your confi- dence and keep your writing goals in sight.” – Isobel Ashdown – Award-winning writer
“Genuinely helpful in encouraging new writers to manage their time well, and to believe in themselves.” – Kate Long – Bestselling novelist
“Simon Whaley’s advice for writers is sensible, practical and inspiring. The Positively Productive Writer delivers a well- judged kick up the butt for writers everywhere.” – Jane Wenham-Jones – Novelist and Columnist
“After reading Simon’s book I thought I might feel a bit more positive as an author. What I actually felt was an overwhelming motivation to sit at my laptop and write, write, write! He’s totally changed my thoughts on rejection and I love the section on daily brainwashing. I don’t think I’ll ever get in my own way again!” – Heather Bestel – owner of A little Bit of Me Time
“Simon Whaley’s latest book, THE POSITIVELY PRODUCTIVE WRITER, will delight any rejection-weary scribe. It encapsulates all there is to say about how you can improve your writing skills in a very positive manner. We’ve long been asserting that positive thought works. Simon explains exactly how to use it to achieve your writing dreams. Buy this book. We wish we’d written it!” – Cass and Janie Jackson – Flair for Words.
“This is a `positively helpful book’ on a number of counts. Beginner or novice writers will find a mine of motivational tips and anecdotes to spur them on; not only to `dip their toe in the water’, but have the courage to `dive in’ and write. For others, a straight read-through will reinforce good habits already established and introduce new ideas.
Examples of valuable writing techniques include setting goals, using lists, working S.M.A.R.T. and many, many more. As a relatively experienced writer, I found Simon Whaley’s book a pleasure to read and to choose selective sections to dip into, refresh my own knowledge and find new tools. Simon’s writing style is both informative and entertaining at the same time.
This book should be at arm’s length on writers’ shelves to give a lift when you flag or to help you, when you are in top form, go that extra mile. Highly recommended.” – Tom Bryson – Author
Read My Articles On The Positively Productive Blog Tour!
The Writer’s ABC Checklist Blog: http://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com/2012/01/positively-productive-writer.html
Della Galton’s Blog: http://www.dellagalton.co.uk/?p=484
Helen Yendall’s Blog: http://blogaboutwriting.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/guest-post-simon-whaley/
The Writers’ Workshop Blog: http://www.writersworkshop.co.uk/blog/simon-whaley-on-why-rejection-is-compulsory/