Write Is a Verb: Sit Down & Start Writing. No Excuses.

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Writer's Digest Books, Aug 6, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 212 pages
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Bill O'Hanlon is the author of over 20 books in 19 years, and has worked with many publishers and agents. In this book, he offers advice on how to get your book published. The accompanying DVD helps motivate and inspire people to write.
 

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User Review  - KRaySaulis - LibraryThing

This book has some interesting ideas and even though I've heard them all before something about the way he says them makes them seem more effective. I read this in an afternoon, and I enjoyed it. That ... Read full review

Write Is A Verb

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Very pedestrian. Unless you have never read a motivational book especially on writing Id skip this one. Read full review

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Contents

The Juice Finding the energy to write
6
Show Me the Energy
7
My Story
9
The Four Writing Energies
11
Motivational Patterns
24
Fear as Blocked Energy and Fear as Clue
28
Key Points
33
Writing Begets Writing Bum glue and moving fingers will get your writing done
35
Patterns of Not Finishing
111
Modeling on Others
114
Envisioning a Future as a Published Author
116
Finding and Trusting Your Own Style
118
Key Points
122
Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Doing Poorly Embracing mistakes failure and imperfection to get your writing done
123
Dive In
124
Writing Is Mostly Rewriting
129

Persistence Often Tops Talent and Inspiration
39
Beware Freewriting
43
Getting Ready or Procrastinating and Avoiding?
45
Identify Your TimeWasters
47
Having Too Much Time to Write
49
Key Points
51
Do One Thing Different Changing one small thing to get your writing done
52
Writing Patterns
53
Discovering What Works
54
Discover and Implement What Works and Dont Get Stuck in What Doesnt
61
Rituals
65
Key Points
73
Baby Steps Baby Steps The smallsteps method for getting your writing done
74
Small Assignments
75
Small Increments of Time
80
Breaking the Mental Barrier
81
Developing an Identity as a Writer
84
Key Points
88
The Promise Method Using commitments to get your writing done
89
Promise Someone Else
90
Getting Motivated to Write by a Higher Calling
96
Contracts and Money Paid
100
Key Points
101
The SolutionOriented Method Revisiting what has worked to get your writing done
103
Drawing on Your Strengths
104
Get Over Your Feelings
108
Key Points
131
Its Not About You Its All About You Taking the focus off yourself to overcome writers block and other barriers to writing
132
Discover Your Altruistic Motives for Writing
133
Care About What You Write
135
Key Points
137
Clueless in Publishing Land Three crucial tips for getting published
138
My What a Big Platform You Have
140
Positioning
154
The Secret of Great Titles and Subtitles
169
Proposal
175
What Now?
181
Common Writing Poisons and Their Antidotes How to challenge unhelpful ideas or attitudes that will kill your writing dreams and ambitions
184
Perfection
185
I Dont Have Anything Original to Say
187
I Dont Have Time to Write
188
This Will Never Get Published So Why Bother?
191
Im Not in the Mood to Write Im Not Inspired
194
Other People Tell Me Im No Good
196
Naysayers External and Internal
197
Key Points
199
Index
201
Worksheet Index
210
DVD Exclusive Handouts
211
About the DVD
212
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Bill O'Hanlon is the author or co-author of 23 books and 54 professional articles. He has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah (as only and featured expert for the hour), Canada AM, and many other radio and TV shows. As the author of more than 20 books, he is frequently heard to say, "Stop me before I write again!" and occasionally awakens in the middle of the night, exclaiming in frustration, "I'm having another book!

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