Another 5-star review for “How To Be A Writer Who Writes: Strategies and Tactics to Start and Finish Your Book or Script” on Amazon:
Full of good ideas February 3, 2013 By DCW
“This book made me want to get some of folders out and really start turning one of them into a book (I may be the “serial starter” that the author describes). As someone who teaches writing myself, I teach some of the same things, but I also learned a lot more from this book–especially when it comes to writing longer projects (like a novel or long non-fiction piece) and also how to shape a story and think about characters. The practical advice on topics like file management and how to sit at your desk is refreshing and important, and it makes it clear that writing a book is not just a job, it’s a way of life, a whole life-giving and life-sapping process. In the middle of three stalled projects, I found the suggestions for writing quite appropriate in different ways for each one. So thanks, Mr. Miller: I may just get another book written, after all!”
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Just got another:
5.0 out of 5 stars A compassionate kick in the pants! February 4, 2013
By Rebecca Atkins Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
I am really loving this book. Greg Miller is very insightful about what makes a writer tick – and what makes a writer stop ticking, and stare at a blank screen. His clarity in describing the many ways to approach a project means that somewhere in there, the reader will likely find herself, and hear just the advice she needs to stop being thwarted by “writing gremlins” like perfectionism, disorganization, and imaginary barriers to progress.
If you’re an impatient sort, you can even benefit from using the table of contents to find a list that addresses your current writing dilemma; lists like “5 Ways to Work on Character,” and “7 Office Supplies That Can Help You Gather Material.” I love the lists.
I experience this book as a writing coach in print form. When I come across prompting to write (“Have you written anything today? . . . If not, write something now. I mean it.”) I do it. The prompts usually come at a point when I’ve been inspired by the reading in the chapter, and have had several ideas pop into my head.
I give this book 5 stars because of the impact it is having on breaking up the log jams in my mind, gently deconstructing the imaginary rules I’ve created to help me procrastinate. With this book, it feels like I have a team backing me up. It’s nice not to create in isolation. Thanks, Greg!