A Writer's Guide to Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice

A Writer s Guide to Persistence How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice Practice Polish Persist Your writing journey can take you many places hiking through steep mountains traversing unknown territory hurdling both roadblocks and rejections Even the siren song of fame

  • Title: A Writer's Guide to Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice
  • Author: Jordan E. Rosenfeld
  • ISBN: 9781599638843
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Writer's Guide to Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice

    Practice Polish Persist.Your writing journey can take you many places hiking through steep mountains, traversing unknown territory, hurdling both roadblocks and rejections Even the siren song of fame and fortune can distract you from your true purpose to express yourself in an authentic and meaningful way, and to share your words with others.A Writer s Guide to PersisPractice Polish Persist.Your writing journey can take you many places hiking through steep mountains, traversing unknown territory, hurdling both roadblocks and rejections Even the siren song of fame and fortune can distract you from your true purpose to express yourself in an authentic and meaningful way, and to share your words with others.A Writer s Guide to Persistence is your road map through the rugged terrain of the writer s path You ll discover advice and techniques for cultivating a fruitful, deeply meaningful writing life by practicing your craft, polishing your work, and persisting through even the toughest challenges.Inside you ll find Practical ways to balance writing with the rest of your life taming your busy schedule, increasing your productivity, and committing to a writing practiceAdvice for developing authentic work finding your voice, writing bravely, and breaking the blocks to creative flowMethods for stretching your skills through craft and revisionThoughts on pushing through rejection and doubt, submitting strong, nourishing yourself to avoid burnout, and keeping your mind and body fitFilled with journaling exercises and much needed motivation, as well as insights from best selling writers in a variety of genres, A Writer s Guide to Persistence will help you find the joy and purpose inherent in a writer s life Your journey to publication and success may take a lifetime, but you can sow the rewards of writing with every step A compassionate and intelligent guide for any writer who s just starting out or one who needs the understanding and encouragement of a great writing coach Rosenfeld offers practical solutions for every concern, from how to find the time to write to getting through writer s block Patricia V Davis, best selling author

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    1. Rose

      Quick review for a quick read. I think it's difficult for me to really cover everything that Jordan Rosenfeld incorporates in this book, but I will say that I really appreciated everything she incorporates in "A Writer's Guide to Persistence." Not only does she offer expansions on challenges that writers of all levels face in the process, she offers concrete explanations on how to tackle such barriers and summarily addresses them per the various steps in the writing process. There are plenty of [...]

    2. Sarah

      This book is full of pragmatic, useful advice on how to write. I know that makes it sound like a craft book, but it's not. It tackles all of the off -the-page issues writers face: how to be productive, manage your time, let go of perfectionism, and avoid burnout. It's gentle, but it will also call you on your bullsh**. I'm going to add the chapter on recovering from rejection to my intro creative nonfiction syllabus.

    3. Ana Rüsche

      "A Writer´s guide to persistence" é um livro maravilhoso para quem escreve!Muitos dos exercícios propostos pela autora já utilizei em grupos de criação com resultados excelentes. São perguntas sinceras e diretas para quem decide colocar caracteres no papel.O livro trabalha questões como autenticidade, vocação, motivações para escrever. Enfim, muito além do óbvio conselho do "senta e escreve", a obra procura vasculhar os motivos dos desânimos e das dificuldades. Propõe uma reflex [...]

    4. Michelle

      It’s not a novel observation that the ability to persist is a key skill in a writer’s bag o’ goodies. But how? How do you keep persisting as you're being pelted relentlessly by the rejections and voices in your head? Jordan Rosenfeld’s A Writer’s Guide To Persistence tackles this question from the roots on up. It has three parts: ‘Practice’, ‘Polish’, and ‘Persist’. Each of these main divides have several smaller sections, like ‘Push through perfectionism’; in each of t [...]

    5. Stephanie

      I studied this useful guide to the writing life at length, visiting and re-visiting it and taking notes. It made a great companion to Word Work by Bruce Holland Rogers, as each book approaches similar themes and insights from different vantage points. However, where Word Work is more mystical, A Writer's Guide to Persistence is more down-to-earth. Everything about this book is designed for maximum use value. The chapters are short and easily digestible, as are the sidebars with perspectives from [...]

    6. Michelle

      This book is like a comforting friend who won't take your excuses or your crap. Rosenfeld provides no nonsense antidotes for the fears, frustrations, and rejections that get in the way of your writing practice. I will reread many of these chapters again and again.I liked this book so well that I emailed the author while in the middle of it, to tell her how helpful I was finding it. She responded the same day to say that my comments made her day. It reminded me that authors are people, too. They [...]

    7. Erika Hayes

      Loved this book! I read a lot of books and many are on the craft of writing. I underlined, added notes to margins and highlighted my way through this thoughtful and motivating book. Rosenfeld touches in scary subjects for writers all while encouraging and offering advice rather than lecturing on what a newer writer should do. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is considering becoming a writer. Her strategies and suggestions are helpful, insightful and will lead you to a path of consiste [...]

    8. Kelly Thompson

      The book offers a lot of good advice for new writers, even those who have been in the craft for many years. There are some parts in which it gets a little self-helpy, but that's only in the beginning. I would highly recommend this to any writer of any genre who needs a pep talk to finish/start/edit/send out something for publication.

    9. Chelsea Denard

      So, this is the last time I'll be reading self-help-writerly-type books, as I feel they are just another form of procrastination. There are some helpful journaling exercises, but the theme was generally too vanilla for me. Maybe I kind of want a drill sergeant type of voice in my writing books. "JUST WRITE THE DAMN BOOK!" I was beginning to get tired of the "I've been there too" talk throughout, and -- at the risk of being controversial -- I grew weary of how many times the author brought up tha [...]

    10. Steven

      There is plenty of practical advice for all writers in this book. There are chapters on submitting, publishing, productivity, and more. I learned many new things. Most importantly—never give up. Be persistent. You don’t want to be caught wondering what could have been.

    11. Amanda

      This book is decently motivating and has good tips for starting and maintaining your own writing practice. The bits about physical activity in each chapter were unexpected, but as someone who works in the health field, I think this was awesome.

    12. Blaine

      Fantastic, and a potent add to anyone's collection. The author's advice applies to any artistic pursuit, not merely writing, but does do a lovely job of casting it all into focus. Solid and foundational, encouraging and understanding.

    13. Clarissa Beaumont

      This book is the only thing that stopped me from burning all my manuscripts and giving up entirely. It's totally worth the read if you're a struggling author.

    14. Richard Leis

      I read the Kindle version of Jordan E. Rosenfeld's wonderful A Writer's Guide to Persistence last year and then purchased it in physical form. This year I carried the book with me for a month, reading passages at work, reading chapters at home, letting it inform the writing process I've recently been in the process of building. I'm happy to report that the book is even better the second time, and especially when you have reached a point where you are writing regularly and are now creating your o [...]

    15. Scott Neigh

      A hybrid of the kind of writing book I like and find useful (thoughtful and focused on practice) and the kind of writing book I find irritating and the opposite of useful (filled with exercises and with supposed tips and tricks). On the one hand, the word "practice" is in the subtitle, the author is clearly quite thoughtful, and there is a definite emphasis on taking a long view in developing the writing self. On the other hand, there are also a lot of silly exercises and short-term tips and adv [...]

    16. Karrie Higgins

      Full Disclosure: I'm a superfan of Jordan Rosenfeld, so I may be a teensy bit biased. Then again, anyone who knows her recognizes her incredible creative output, resilience in the face of rejection, and well, persistence. The woman never stops! She also happens to be a good literary citizen, offering comfort and advice to her colleagues and showcasing their work on a regular basis. As a result, she has attracted a community of writers around her. In fact, I see "A Writer's Guide to Persistence" [...]

    17. B.L. Daniels

      An excellent read to help inspire authors and give some firm but fair advice on creating a long lasting writing practice. Jordan Rosenfeld does well in re-framing a lot of common problems that writers face, from rejection to self-criticism, and gives solid advice getting through those issues with a positive attitude. There are exercises (both physical and creative) at the end of each section, so the reader can take action on what the author is advising.For what it's worth, I enjoyed Rosenfeld ad [...]

    18. Richard Leis

      I purchased the Kindle version of Jordan E. Rosenfeld's wonderful A Writer's Guide to Persistence but now I need to own it in physical form, too. I want to see it on my bookshelf, its spine available at a glance to remind me that here is a resource to help me through anything related to writing.In twenty-five short chapters, Rosenfeld provides a wealth of information and inspiration. After reading it all the way through, now I can revisit it more slowly, with the chapters I need at whatever stag [...]

    19. Patricia

      Es un libro de agradable lectura, en el cual la autora orienta con voz amigable y enfoque positivo (pero sin dejar de ser firme) respecto a las distintas etapas que conforman el proceso de escribir y la práctica constante que debe acompañarlo. La mayoría de los capítulos son muy interesantes, ya sea para alguien que se inicia en el camino de la escritura o para quien necesita un recordatorio aún después de varios años de práctica (suele pasar) y también proveen de información útil sob [...]

    20. Angela

      A Writer’s Guide to Persistence discusses the non-writing barriers that can prevent writers from moving forward in our work and includes many practical tips and strategies for overcoming those obstacles. Rosenfeld’s writing creates a safe, rational forum for addressing issues such as self-sabotage, creating boundaries, dealing with rejection, staying focused, and keeping on track with individual goals and vision. Her focus on writing as a practice invites a spiritual calm fitting of the subj [...]

    21. Trenchologist

      Persistence in so many things is key. In writing it's vital. This book spoke eloquently to so many pitfalls--tangible and emotional--writer's struggle with on their word-making journey. With almost every chapter I recognized myself and my struggles, but also my strengths and having what I've done "well" reinforced. Really like Rosenfeld's gentle approach, one that isn't saccharine or placating or offering excuses, but rather coming from a place of positive motivation.This is a good book to read [...]

    22. Zed Amadeo

      The Writers' Guide to Persistence is like an old friend you call up whenever you're feeling a little down who always manages to cheer you up and get you motivated again. Lots of books can teach you about the craft of writing. This guide focuses on getting you into the proper mindset to make the most of your writing goals and overcome those inevitable bumps (like perfectionism, envy, and rejection, just to name a few) that get in the way, along with tips for balancing your writing with other aspe [...]

    23. MelissaH

      This book is an good motivator if you're looking for something uplifting to bring the creative juices back into your life no matter what you write (novellas, fan fiction, blog posts, novels waiting to be revisited, or journal entries that no one but yourself will ever see, it doesn't matter). Thanks to this book, I was motivated to finally pick up my own novel once again and press forward. This is definitely among my Top 5 Writing books I've ever read and I'd highly recommend it. ♡

    24. k.wing

      Fantastic guide for any writer at any level. I see it as a more compact version of The Artist's Way, which is high praise. Excellent advice that makes you dig deep and identify what you truly want from your writing career and your writing life.

    25. Michele

      I read this as part of an online writing class, and I can see myself coming back to its exercises and Jordan's suggestions many times in the future. I especially appreciated the chapters on perfectionism and envy, and I loved the overall perspective on balance.

    26. Erika Mailman

      Wonderful, invigorating, necessary book about persistence in the face of rejection (something every writer must face at one point or another). Rosenfeld uses great real-world examples and invites guest writers' vignettes to create a fascinating, motivational book.

    27. Louisa Cornell

      Terrific book! No nonsense, kick in the pants advice on how to make writing a priority in your life, your time and your mind.

    28. Kelly

      A guide to not just writing but persevering. I love this book and keep it on my desk to pick up often for daily inspiration. Highly recommend!

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