August 25, 2003 - What if you couldn't be stopped
Volume 2, Issue 29
The weekly ezine with a road map for
"Be better writers today
than we were yesterday."
Hello, all you unstoppable writers out there!
Thought for the Week - What if You Couldn't Be Stopped?
Book Review: Unstoppable by Cynthia Kersey
What if you were Unstoppable(R)? What if you pursued each of your writing dreams with passion and purpose? What might you accomplish?
Do you have certain books you pull out every time you need a little inspiration? I do, and I just found a new one: Unstoppable by Cynthia Kersey.
The author used her and her husband's entire life savings to spend 16 months researching and interviewing hundreds of unstoppable individuals. She used this research to write Unstoppable. The book has profiles of 45 role models and a seven-step plan to show you how to be like them.
In the introduction, Kersey describes the individuals as "...criticized or discouraged by people who branded their dreams 'unrealistic.'"
How often does this happen to writers? Writers are often told to get a real job or quit wasting their time writing. But if writing is your passion, you can't (and I
don't believe you should) give it up.
This book tells you how to continue and gives you the inspiration to overcome challenges that leap into your path.
P.S. "Julie, I love your book. I have read (or at least opened) more than a trunk load of books about writing over the years. Yours is the first I have seen that gives readers so much in one place. For me, the Master List and putting that together was more than worth the cost."
-- David Stoddard
Motivational writer, trainer and publisher of the
Terrific Life Concepts ezine.
3) Make Your Household Hum (so you have more time to write!)
If you've got kids in school, like me, are you organized for back-to-school? Here are a couple of my favorite suggestions:
-- Make sure you've got a place to keep all the papers and projects that come home every day. And try to purge them regularly (we're still working on this one!). Keep only the best stuff, and take pictures of the projects that are too difficult to store.
-- Get your calendar ready by filling in the dates for the whole year in one big sitting. Our school sends a calendar for the year, and I can mark all the early-release days and parent-teacher conferences at one time.
Time to celebrate! Writer-Reminders crossed the 1,000 subscriber-mark this past week.
(I remember when I started this newsletter almost two years ago asking my husband if he thought anyone would want another writer's newsletter.) Thanks
for subscribing. Julie
Since the plan in my ebook is a 30-day plan, the 31st is always a play day (Remember play days in elementary school? We always went to a park and played all day long. It was one of the best school days of the year.)
We'll be playing and celebrating this month at the local water park. I can't wait. I hope you can do something fun, too.
Happy writing! Julie
Writer.com? You'll love the book.....
Check out the latest review of The Organized Writer, by Betty Winslow at
"With intriguing chapters...and an appendix of 25 ready-to-use forms, this book is exactly what disorganized writers need to pull themselves out of the pit of disorganization they have fallen into."
M T W T F S S
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1. Declutter (only 5 minutes)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2. Read (only 5 minutes)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ 3. Assess (30 seconds to 5 minutes)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ 4. Write (at least 5 minutes)
For freelance writers: Use this weekly checklist to find, write and send a query every week of 2003!
__ Make notes on a new idea.
Tuesday: Accounting Day
__ Post your accounting records.
__ Pay bills.
__ Follow up on outstanding invoices and queries.
__ Find a new market using links below.
Thursday: Errand Day
__ Make copies.
__ Return books to library.
__ Make deposit at bank.
__ Finish query and submit.
__ Match your query to the market.
Saturday Weekly Review
__ How was this week?
__ What's up next week?
__ Review your Projects list in your planner and check the
__ Jot the next action steps for your projects on next week's
__ Backup your computer files.
__ Virus scan your computer.
__ Relax and enjoy!
__ Do something fun today!
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