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Review of "Everybody writes" by Ann Handely

How to adopt a writer's lifestyle & voice. Review of Everybody writes by Ann Handly. Your road map for getting into a writer's habits, building 'systems' and ultimately a lifestyle.


Review of “Everybody writes” by Ann Handly.

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I am writing this summary/review as I read.

The first few chapters seem generic & boring.

Mostly about building a writing Habit.

Besides the really useful ‘four-square technique’ for daily writing, I didn’t take any notes (from chapters 1 to 7).

But she(author) was just warming up.

I started taking notes(this is when you know you are onto something valuable) when I reached chapter 7(writing GPS framework).

After chapter 7, which was fascinating by the way, I realized this.

This book is filled with a lot of useful, practical tips.

But you may find it boring if you are not really into writing.

It is more like a handbook for beginner but hardcore writers. 

Your road map for getting into a writer’s habits, building ‘systems’ and ultimately a writer’s lifestyle.

So no need to take notes, because the book itself is written like a collection of distilled notes.

And this is a big book — almost 450 pages.

So there is a lot more than just building habits. After chapter 4, she shares rules for writing stories, publishing, and marketing. And finding a voice for each different type of writing.

Who I think this book is for - anyone who is fresh out of college going into workforce, all beginner writers, any aspiring writer who struggles with writers block, any writer who need to build a writing habit, anyone who wants to go back to basics and make it right.

You can buy this book from amazon

Summary

Everybody Writes - we all write Emails, social posts etc. And that is the point, everybody Writes.

Writing Is a Habit, Not an Art - so build habits, and systems and cultivate creative rhythms. 

How to Keep a Daily Writing Ritual When You Aren’t Feeling It - four-square technique.

four-square technique.

Shake Off School Rules - avoid that old essay writing formula: introduction, body, or conclusion. 

Publishing Is a Privilege - Write, rewrite, edit . . . always with your reader in mind.

Why We Need a Writing Process- the writing GPS.

the writing GPS

Embrace The Ugly First Draft.

Now, most of the remaining chapters can be summarized using the title of each chaptor itself.

Written on November 14, 2022
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