I hope you are all doing well, and if you are working during this chaotic time I hope you guys are stay safe and I’m sending lots of positive energy your way.
I’m using my time to write as much as I possibly can, although I have other things to do, including reviews to finish up and beta reading my best friend’s project, but in the middle of everything I’m also reading every morning for at least an hour and every night as well.
Back to writing, I’m working on a paranormal romance series and I’m loving it, and the book I will be reviewing today is all about writing. So if you are a writer looking for books that can help you out, this is one of them.
“52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner“, written by Mariëlle S. Smith, is a nonfiction book, like the title says it’s a Author Journal and Planner, published on December 1st 2019 by M.S. Wordsmith.
And because of the time we are living, if you want to write your own novel and don’t know how to start, check out this book, the ebook version is currently free on Amazon, until the 20th March. And if you do end up using it, let me know your feedback.
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.
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.
Purchase Link: M.S. Wordsmith | Amazon
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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This was not only my first book by the author, and she has a lot of other helpful books, but also the first writing help book I have read.
I didn’t do the entire 52 weeks, but I did go through the entire books and ended up using a couple of the prompts. Nevertheless, I’m going to be using this journal in the future project I start, because it was a really exciting experience.
I won’t enter in particular aspects of the book, because you should discover the tips and prompts on your own, but I have to say that it was very pretty and easy to use. To be honest I don’t know what I was expecting when I saw the title since I have seen different planners in book stores and they were basic and not fun to use at all.
Mariëlle S. Smith did a brilliant job with keeping this author journal and writing planner interesting to use. Of course, it had that feeling that I had someone on my corner encouraging me. Kind of like what I would imagine a writing coach could be in a book.
It had moment’s of hard work that are all about the writing, and then there were these moments of pause. Both sections are extremely important when we are writing, at least when I’m doing it, so I loved seeing them in this journal. Combined with the quotes, prompts and moments that allow us to reflect about our accomplishments and goals, I had not only fun but was also pumped to write.
I loved that it got me to write down my goals, because I always have them on my mind but by putting them down it makes thing as real as writing the book itself. I was really impress and I’m going to check out the other books this author has, because I’m always looking forward to learn and get better.
Overall, if you are a fellow writer and want a planner and journal that is not only pretty but also very useful, I do recommend this one. And if you don’t know how to start, this journal can definitely be the beginning.
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