Written: How to Keep Writing and Build a Habit That Lasts (Hardcover)

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"In this useful guide, writing coaches Evans and Smith offer advice for developing a successful writing practice ... This entry advances a refreshingly honest approach to writing--it isn't supposed to be easy, and mistakes are part of the process--and the authors' upbeat tone will cheer on readers. Writing pros and amateurs alike will be eager to start typing."--Publishers Weekly

"This book collects some of the best advice I've ever encountered for constructing a writing habit that actually works." Oliver Burkeman, author of Four Thousand Weeks

Written is a transformative guide that anyone can use to overcome their blocks and build a successful writing habit.

Many people think that there's only one "right" way to get the writing done - or that trying harder is the key. Award-winning writers, productivity coaches and co-founders of Prolifiko Bec Evans and Chris Smith know this isn't true. Having worked with over 10,000 writers, they've learned that productivity is personal. Their unique, results-driven approach is designed to help you find a realistic and sustainable practice that will get you to the end of any writing project, no matter how stuck you feel.

Applying research from neuroscience and psychology, and based on the authors' own practice and findings, Written will show you how to manage your time effectively, how to visualize and set successful goals, how to recover from setbacks, and ultimately how to create writing habits that work for you. Along the way, you'll hear inspiring and relatable stories from other writers who have overcome their struggles to find success. Each chapter ends with practical coaching exercises that you can start implementing right now.

For anyone with a project they need to get written - whether a business book, thesis or work of fiction - this inspiring book offers practical strategies to beat the inner critic, find time, keep motivated and write.

"There's nothing scarier in my work than a blank page, yet nothing more satisfying and exciting than finishing and launching a book. Written holds your hand throughout that entire process. Bec and Chris keep things practical, with an admirable focus on the habit-changes needed to get your words "out there". If you want to go from "writing" to "written", then you need this book." Graham Allcott, founder of Think Productive and author of How to be a Productivity Ninja

About the Author

Bec Evans and Chris Smith are the co-founders of Prolifiko, a coaching business that helps people build productive writing habits. They met while working together in a bookshop more than 20 years ago and have spent a lifetime writing and working with other writers. Prior to Prolifiko, Bec worked in publishing, led teams of writers and managed a writing centre for Arvon. She's also the award-winning author of How to Have a Happy Hustle. Chris has a background as a ghostwriter and content consultant to global business brands, charities and the public sector. He worked as an agency director before setting up his own communications consultancy and has written for national newspapers and magazines. He is also an award-winning comedy scriptwriter. The authors live in Yorkshire with their dog, Peggy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781785789038
ISBN-10: 1785789031
Publisher: Icon Books
Publication Date: April 18th, 2023
Pages: 288
Language: English