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“52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner, Vol. II” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well. I don’t know if it’s just me or if anyone else is feeling the same. But I have been feeling as though this isn’t a new were but a continuation of the previous one. Yet, we are already in February. Late February…

During this two months of 2021 I have been writing. In English actually, and what a better book to talk about than this one.

52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner, Vol. II“, written by Mariëlle S. Smith, is a Non-fiction and Self-Help book, published on 1 December 2020.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Mariëlle S. Smith for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner, Vol. II Cover

‘With this book by your side, anything feels possible.’ Jacqueline Brown

Tired of not having a sustainable writing practice? You, too, can get out of your own way and become the writer you’re meant to be!

52 Weeks of Writing:

  • makes you plan, track, reflect on, and improve your progress and goals for an entire year;
  • helps you unravel the truth about why you aren’t where you want to be; and
  • keeps you writing through weekly thought-provoking quotes and prompts.

With this second volume of the 52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner, writing coach and writer Mariëlle S. Smith brings you the same successful strategies to craft the perfect writing practice as she did in the first journal. The only difference? Fifty-three different writing quotes and prompts and a brand-new look!

Purchase Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US

A printable PDF is available through: Get 50% off until 31 March 2021 by using the coupon code 52WOW during checkout.

Author Bio

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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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My Review

These past few months I came to a realization. I’m much of a planner. I do plan things in terms of the characters (characteristics, background, and interactions/relationships) and the world building. Aside from that and a couple of key moments of the plot… I’m mostly a pantser. YET! I do like to be organized in my daily life. That’s where this journal/planner came to be useful.

From quotes that inspire us, to questions that allow a moment of deep thinking, and openness about our writing journey. Divided into weeks, each one with Clarity, Goals and Planning pages. Those were something I quite enjoyed for the thought provoking moments left me in.

Something I absolutely loved was the weekly tracking/calendar page, where I could keep track of my writing or whatever I had to do. I do have a calendar to keep everything in check, so I do love these kinds of pages.

Like with the previous novel, we also had Writing Prompts. Weekly ones. Things to help us find a new mechanism/method to deal with challenges we may find. Prompts that open our thoughts, and invite us to write about them, about our fears or dreams, the ideas that we wander about…

Overall, I quite enjoyed it and I will keep it in my mind for the future weeks to come. I found that this second volume truly got me, and it’s one that can help authors focus on their journey, on their mind by thinking and writing, and also by allowing us to plan our week and time based on our goals. Focus on out time, life and maintaining a balance in the writing adventure.

Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers that given their contribute in this Blog Tour, Reviews, extracts and Q&As (Author & Blogger Supplied).

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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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