Thursday, 11 April 2019

Writer Get Noticed! by Colleen M Story + #Giveaway

Writer Get Noticed! A Strengths-Based Approach to Creating a Standout Author Platform by Colleen M. Story

One of my 2019 New Release Challenge reads and my Book Of The Month for April 2019

Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 310 pages
Genre: Non-fiction Writing/Publishing
Publisher: Midchannel Press
Release date: March 2019
Tour dates: April 8 to 19, 2019
Content Rating: G

Stop feeling invisible and start attracting the attention you deserve!

Have you been writing for years, but feel like no one notices? Have you published your stories, only to gain a handful of readers? Do your marketing efforts feel like shouting into a void?

Veteran writer and motivational coach Colleen M. Story helps you break the spell of invisibility to reveal the author platform that will finally draw readers your way.

There are more books out there than ever before, and readers have many other things vying for their attention. A writer can feel like a needle in a haystack, and throwing money at the problem rarely helps. What does work is creating a platform that stands out, but in a sea of a million platforms, how is one to do that?

Writer Get Noticed! takes a new approach, dispelling the notion that fixing your writing flaws and expanding your social media reach will get you the readers you deserve. Instead, discover a myriad of strengths you didn’t know you had, then use them to find your author theme, power up your platform, and create a new author business blueprint, all while gaining insight into what sets you apart as a writer and creative artist.

Writers need readers to achieve their highest potential. Find your way to stand out, and let it lead you to the writing career that fulfills all your expectations and more.

In this motivational and inspiring book, you’ll learn:
  • Why simply improving your writing skills won’t take you where you want to go.
  • How discovering your strengths makes you a more effective writer and entrepreneur.
  • What you really want from writing and why that matters.
  • How to use the three-brain decision-making system to build a more successful author platform.
  • What truly motivates you and how to use that to propel yourself forward.
  • How to use the “find your author theme formula” to write a theme that fits your creative style.
  • How imposter syndrome can stall your progress, and how to overcome it.
  • Why risk-taking is critical to writing success, and how to make better decisions about the risks you take.
When you find the treasure that’s been inside you all along, don’t be surprised if it opens new doors you never thought possible.

Writer Get Noticed! is a superb resource for anyone struggling to establish their own author theme and platform in an increasingly crowded marketplace. I was very impressed with this book and found lots of the exercises and ideas were as helpful to me as a blogger because Story focuses on our motivations to write and how we can better develop our author platforms through a greater understanding of our individual motivations. The book doesn't attempt to shoehorn every author into a single line of actions, but instead asks us to think deeply about our own particular interests and goals.

I loved doing the exercises and found out a lot about my blogging motivations that I hadn't really acknowledged before. I am now buzzing with ideas for future projects which is very exciting. Story is an excellent motivational writer and I appreciated how well structured Writer Get Noticed! is. This is absolutely Not one of those books with two good ideas swamped within 200 pages of padding!  Story draws together experiences from other authors and her own journey. She also looks into relevant psychological studies and asks a lot of questions of her readers. I would advise taking sufficient time to complete the questions and exercises as you go through the book. Writer Get Noticed! is an interesting read without doing so, but I think I would have missed out on a number of a-ha moments when I suddenly accessed insights into my own writing. I haven't felt so enthused for writing in ages so thank you Colleen!

To read more reviews, please visit Colleen M. Story's page on iRead Book Tours.

Meet the Author:

Colleen M. Story is on a mission to inspire people from all walks of life to overcome modern-day challenges and find creative fulfillment. Her latest release, "Writer Get Noticed!," is a strengths-based guide to help writers break the spell of invisibility and discover unique author platforms that will draw readers their way. Her prior nonfiction release, "Overwhelmed Writer Rescue," was named Solo Medalist in the New Apple Book Awards, Book by Book Publicity’s Best Writing/Publishing Book, and first place in the 2018 Reader Views Literary Awards.

With over 20 years as a professional in the creative industry, Colleen has authored thousands of articles for publications like “Healthline” and “Women's Health;” worked with high-profile clients like Gerber Baby Products and Kellogg's; and ghostwritten books on back pain, nutrition, and cancer recovery. Her literary novel, Loreena’s Gift, was a Foreword Reviews' INDIES Book of the Year Awards winner, an Idaho Author Awards first place winner, and New Apple Solo Medalist winner, among others.

Colleen frequently serves as a workshop leader and motivational speaker, where she helps attendees remove mental and emotional blocks and tap into their unique creative powers.

Find more at her motivational sites, Writing and Wellness and Writer CEO, on her author website, or follow her on Twitter.

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  1. Always fun to hear about another new great book. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This book sounds great!

    1. I was impressed with the ideas and information in Writer Get Noticed!

  3. oh I'm trying to read at least one book on writing every month I'll add this one to the "on writing" TBR :)

    I love that it has exercises and makes you think about your I'm excited about all the ideas it inspired on you! Cant wait to read them all! You had me at "This is absolutely Not one of those books with two good ideas swamped within 200 pages of padding!"
    I'm a "SHOW ME HOW" kinda of reader especially when learning a craft!

    1. I think you'd find this one a big help when you're heading into the marketing stage of your novel(s). I loved how it made me think about what I want from writing, rather than just seeing wordflow as a result in itself

  4. I think this is a very informative book that would help a writer greatly.

  5. This sounds like an informative read!

    1. Jam packed with good ideas and information :-)

  6. Thanks so much, Stephanie! :O)

  7. I wouldn't have thought about how this book could help you as a blogger, but it sounds like it's really valuable! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. It's aimed more at book authors, but there was easily enough I could take away as a blogger to make this a great resource :-)

  8. I am very intrigued by this book.