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Self-Discipline for Writers: Writing Is Hard, but You Too Can Write and Publish Books Regularly

Narrated by: John Gagnepain
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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Publisher's Summary

You, too, can become a successful writer - if you’re willing to develop this trait.

Do you know that it’s almost impossible to find a successful writer who has published only one book? Virtually every widely acclaimed author has an extensive catalog of books. To join the elite ranks of those who write consistently, you need to learn how to stay prolific over the long term. And for that, the number one ingredient is self-discipline.

In Self-Discipline for Writers, best-selling author Martin Meadows shares his philosophy and strategies on how to build self-discipline as a writer and how to keep writing over the long term. Here are some of the most important ideas you’ll discover:

  • Three foundations of self-discipline for writers (avoid a common mistake that almost always leads to failure)
  • Three steps to a strong work ethic as a writer (learn how to develop a strategy for consistently hitting your word counts)
  • Five types of self-doubt common among writers and how to overcome them (If you don’t believe in yourself as a writer, how are your readers supposed to believe in you?)
  • Seven tips on how to manage your energy as a writer - including not only the most fundamental advice, but also intricacies like discussing your projects with other people, capturing fleeting ideas, and reading your reviews (learn why optimizing your energy is key to consistent results)
  • Why control is essential for any writer (and how to claim it)
  • Five good business practices for more self-discipline (this includes some surprising thoughts on how to run your writing business to reduce frustration and increase productivity).

Writing doesn’t have to be burdensome. You, too, can write with more ease, and most importantly, write and publish consistently, so that you can enjoy a flourishing writing career. Let’s learn together how to accomplish this exciting goal.

©2019 Meadows Publishing (P)2019 Meadows Publishing

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Review from a non-writer

I’m a big fan of Martin’s work & bought this when it came out on Kindle. I’m not a writer, but it was only $0.99 for the launch week, so I figured I’d give it a shot. While it will obviously be of more use to people who are looking to write, I found it interesting to read (and now listen to thanks to the author’s offer of a free audio copy in exchange for a review).

I thought the book/ audiobook was full of good advice for anyone trying to accomplish any endeavor outside of their comfort zone. The part that related to me the most was Chapter 3: How to deal with self doubt. I run into that all the time, and I’m sure I’m not alone. Martin gives solid advice on how to face/ overcome self-doubt, that is instantly relatable and actionable. I think that chapter is worth the price of the audiobook/ book.

Overall I recommend the book if you are interested in the topic. I think that both the book & the audiobook are equally good here, so be preference on my part for one format over the other. I would recommend listening to the audio sample first if you haven’t listened to one of Martin’s books yet. I’m not a huge fan of the narrator, but that’s personal preference and it doesn’t really take away from the book at all.

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  • RW
  • 06-11-19

Fantastic! One of Martin Meadows' best!

There is advice in here not found in other books on writing. Great concise writing.

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Fantastic audio for writers

A practical guide to writing from an author that walks the talk. I like that he tells things the way it really is, and keeps his advice practical and actionable. The audio is about being disciplined as a writer, but he also gives tips on how to become a better one. I also like the fact that there is a summary at the end of each chapter. Other authors solely rely on their readers to take notes. That is very kind of him to provide a summary that we can go back to each time we like to refresh on the material. If you're a writer or is thinking of becoming one seriously, listening to this audio will be surely worth it.

Disclaimer:
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Truly Amazing Read

This book is a phenomenal read. Anyone who wants to explore the field of writing should start with this book. Martin shares the simple truths about what it is like to be a writer, in any genre, from start to finish, in our current reality of 2019.

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  • ROBERT
  • 05-28-19

really good book

It’s the first book by Martin Meadows that I bought and read because the subject interests me immensely. When later I was offered a free audiobook from the author for an honest review I didn’t hesitate to accept it. I appreciate the author’s honesty throughout the book. You will not find there any Law of Attraction incantations to the Universe as in some self-help books but a lot of practical tips from someone who obviously knows the reality of writing and presents it as it is: hard work that can be extremely satisfying and rewarding, provided you exercise daily self-discipline instead of dreaming (or “suffering”) about writing. I definitely recommend the book to anybody who wants to develop the writer’s mindset.