52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner
Are you ready to become the writer you were always meant to be?
52 Weeks of Writing will get you cracking by making you plan, track, reflect on, and check in with your progress and goals an entire year long.
52 Weeks of Writing will help you dig deep by offering questions and writing prompts designed to unravel whatever truths about your writing you’re ready for.
52 Weeks of Writing will keep you inspired by delivering a thought-provoking writing quote every week.
- Do you struggle with setting goals that reflect your daily reality?
- Do you want to practise breaking goals down into manageable chunks?
- Would you like more insight into your writing habit(s) and figure out why you keep getting in your own way?
- And do you want to create a sustainable writing practice that honours your needs and desires as a writer?
Then the 52 Weeks of Writing: Author Journal and Planner is for you.
52 Weeks of Writing brings together every lesson Mariëlle S. Smith has learned as a writing coach and writer. Wary as she is of comparisonitis and unhealthy competition, this author journal and planner was designed to help writers develop and fine-tune a practice that works for them.
If you’re ready to get out of your own way and become the writer you’re meant to be, pick up your copy of 52 Weeks of Writing today.
Author Bio –
Mariëlle S. Smith is a coach for writers and other creatives, an editor, (ghost) writer, and custom retreat organiser. In 2019, she moved to Cyprus, and island in the Mediterranean Sea, where she organises private writer’s retreats, is inspired 24/7, and feeds more stray cats than she can count.
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If you follow my blog for a while, you know that I enjoy writing so when I’ve received an e-mail about reviewing this book, I gladly took the opportunity to see if there is something for me in this book. Let’s start with the things I liked.
The ‘Clarity’ part was so amazing. It brought me back to the roots so to say and made me remember why I started writing and how writing makes me feel. It is often easy to forget why and how we started and what made us passionate about writing. Especially when we are stuck in a writing block. It also helped me to see what my current struggles are and to see which one of those are something I’ve made up in my mind.
The weekly plans are so good! They make you set up a goal (duh) and also make you check are those realistic or not. They kinda make you set up a whole weekly schedule for your writing which is something I need because I often find a lot of other things to do instead of writing. You also get a writing prompt that you can use but don’t have it. It is just something for you.
The only thing that I didn’t quite like was the goals page. There were questions about your goals in 10, 5, 3 and 2 years (which was really nice to think about those). But then the question about how am I going to celebrate each of those goals came and I seriously thought about throwing my pen into the wall. Maybe it is just me but I’m not much of a celebratory type and I’m introvert on top so I don’t really like celebrating stuff a lot. Yes, of course, you don’t have to throw a party but it just put some kind of pressure on me. Maybe that was actually a goal of this section.
If you feel like you’re stuck and don’t know what goals you want to give yourself, you might want to check this book out. Especially if you have a lot of time on your hands and like to procrastinate.
Rating: 4* out of 5
Giveaway to win….
- THREE paperback copies of the 52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner,
- TWO paperback copies of Tarot for Creatives: 21 Tarot Spreads to (Re)Connect to Your Intuition and Ignite That Creative Spark, and
- ONE coaching session.