Book Review: Write Smart, Write Happy
Write Smart, Write Happy
How to Become a More Productive, Resilient and Successful Writer
by Cheryl St. John
Writer's Digest Books
Nonfiction (Adult) , Reference
Pub Date 01 Feb 2018
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This book reminds us that writing is a vulnerable occupation. We are reminded too that positive emotions change our brains, opening us up to possibilities, while negative emotions can cripple our ability to function.
As writers we are reminded too that we will have to deal with critical people. It is pointed out too that success will come at a cost. We are encouraged too to celebrate each success along the way.
We are encouraged to not take offense to all criticism. The author points out too that writers block is an excuse. The important read of building self confidence and rehearing our victories as authors is also brought up.
The author addresses the importance of good writing mentors as well as the danger of becoming such a perfectionist it paralyzes her. We are reminded too that rejection is not failure.
I give Write Smart, Write Happy five out of five stars!