Blurb: Awaken the Writing Warrior Within You!
If you’re a writer or artist who wants to activate the unlimited potential inside of you, this book will show you the way! Every artist has a creative warrior within, but too many never utilize their true power because they lose their way, often to self-defeating internal dialog such as: “‘I don’t deserve this,’ ‘I’ll never finish this,’ and, ‘I’m not good enough.'” Or worse still, “Why did I ever think I could be a writer (painter, sculptor, or rock star)?”
There are many human factors that stop people from becoming the writers they know they could be if they’d just keep at it and not quit. If only they could just find the way to be free of all the crap that’s holding them back. Unfortunately, most people have no idea how, so they give up. The good news is that anyone can learn The Way. Now it’s time to unsheathe your warrior’s pen to finish your heart’s work and this book will teach you how.
Bryan Hutchinson has been training writers on how to become warriors of the pen for over a decade via his blog, Positive Writer, and via his bestselling books on writing! This one’s a gem of a game-changer you do not want to miss.
Struggling with doubt about your writing?
Change your mindset.
Awaken the Writing Warrior Within You!
I don’t often review books on my blog but I think this one is worth reading if you struggling with doubt, and fight those thoughts of quitting off and on.
Serious Writer’s Never Quit
“It’s not all skill. It’s not all talent. It’s not all luck. Ultimately, it’s what you tell yourself that makes you or breaks you as a writer, as an artist, and as a person.”
Bryan Hutchinson Serious Writer’s Never Quit
This quote is the first thing in the first chapter. It struck a powerful chord in me that started the process in me of analyzing my approach, attitude, and behavior toward my writing in general and overall.
What you tell yourself does matter. It affects our actions long term because those thoughts play in our subconscious unaware. The first chapter theme is about digging into the brain and affecting change in our psyche.
That quote reminded me of something in my childhood. Reading The Little Engine That Could. The Little Engine’s mantra throughout was “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” until he made it to the top of that hill. This is a profound truth, in metaphor, we’ve been taught since childhood in various ways.
Bryan talks about how we sabotage ourselves through low expectations. Heck, I do that in other areas of life not just writing. It is something I had already been thinking about. I knew immediately reading that this applied to me in writing too. I really appreciate the deep thinking this book triggered in me.
Bryan coined a term I had never heard before, Shark Yourself. He talks about how we psyche ourselves out and it gets us off our game causing us to doubt ourselves and writing. He gives suggestions on how we might turn this around and make it work for us rather than against us.
He talks about being a serious writer and what that means, how to think about the first draft, our underlying motivations, and positive ways to approach the negatives our brains will throw at us.
“The first draft reveals the art, revision reveals the artist.” Michael Lee
I love quotes. This is one he used when talking about that first draft. I loved it so much I had to put in my quote collection file. You find these little tidbits all through the book.
Bryan offers solid advice about changing your mindset. He talks about journaling. He breaks it down in segments about how to use your journal to make the most of your thoughts, ideas to help you change your mindset in a positive approach.
I gotta say, this was one of the most enjoyable books about the writer’s mindset I have read. I found it encouraging, practical, and intuitive with insights and suggestions. I love the way it got me to thinking.
It is an easy, quick read. When I finished it left me feeling good about writing and thinking of ways I need to change my writing outlook.
It is not a book about how to write, but a book of how to think about your writing to bring yourself satisfaction and success. Grab a copy for yourself on Amazon.
Serious Writer’s Never Quit
Hello, I’m Bryan Hutchinson, and I’m a writer. My work has been published in newspapers, national magazines, books, on world-famous blogs, and on toilet paper. (So, yes, I guess my work’s been flushed.)
I created Positive Writer for fellow writers who are stuck like I was, stuck in doubt, uncertain of their abilities, and yet, have an overwhelming desire to create work that matters.
I overcame Writer’s Doubt, and you can, too!
The articles you’ll find on Positive Writer are all written with the purpose of encouraging, inspiring and motivating you to do what you want to do and be AWESOME doing it!