Published by iRead Book Tours, Midchannel Press Genres: Writing/Publishing
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About the Book
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.
About 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.
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This Mom’s Review
I am a writer, yet I’ve lost my passion for it. I started my blog to review books. Okay, it was mostly for the free books. In writing reviews, I found that I enjoyed writing. Now, that I am writing more than reviews, I feel like I’m shouting my story to a blank wall. My readership is small and social media plays favorites in regards to reaching your audience.
As a fan of Colleen M. Story, I decided to read a complimentary copy of her newest book for some help. Who knew that I could use my strengths to find my author theme, to power up my platform and create a business blueprint. Mostly, I’m excited about discovering what sets me apart as a writer.
As I read through this book, I realized I had a lot of homework to do. Yes, Colleen gives you assignments! As I worked through these sections, I learned a lot about myself that can be used in my writing. You will also learn:
What You Really Want From Your Writing Career
I know I want to write more than book reviews. I have an idea of what I want to write about and have been doing so. Yet, I have never asked myself what I really want from my writing career. This was the hardest question to answer, yet I see that in doing so, I can move forward.
How Your Strengths Benefit Your Writing
Not only did I learn how my strengths benefit my writing, I learned what my strengths are. Again, homework! You’ll have to read my follow-up post to find out my strengths. I also learned how to make these strengths even stronger.
Why Heroes are Critical to Your Writing Journey
I realized that I do have a handful of heroes. I did not know until reading this how they play into my writing career. While I’m no hero, I also learned how to see myself as qualified to write even when I’m not feeling it.
How to Push My Business Forward
What business? Yes, my writing career (yours, too) is a business. I now see it that way, rather than a hobby. This is a result of discovering what I really want from my career. Thank you, Colleen for walking me through that important first step!
To move forward, we must make decisions. I was the indecisive slacker until I discovered a decision-making system, in this book, that works. I now can move forward with clarity instead of playing the waiting game.
How to Build a Lasting Author Brand
Finally, I learned about building a lasting author brand. While I know some of this already, I can actually apply it alongside all the new stuff I’ve discovered about writing and myself while reading this book.
Homework! Order the book, grab a pen and notebook, and discover your strengths and what you really need to bring more readers your way! Enjoy!
Enter for a chance to win a $15 Amazon Gift Card courtesy Colleen M. Story, author of Writer Get Noticed! (1 winner / open to USA & Canada). Ends April 26, 2019.
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