Book Review: You Are a Writer


Title: You Are a Writer (so start ACTING like one)
Written By: Jeff Goins
Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction
Recommended Ages: Any


You are a writer. You just need to write.

It’s time to kill the excuses and start writing. Time to become a writer again. Not a marketer or an entrepreneur. Not a blogger or businessperson. A writer. A real one.

This quote is one of the main reasons why I am now going to suggest this book to every writer and wannabe writer I know. Jeff Goins is full of gems like this one. If you want to be published, be a writer. Every day, write down this phrase: “I am a writer.” Eventually you will not only believe it, you will be a writer. But I digress.

Clarity: 1/1

Everything Jeff Goins wrote in this book was clear and helpful. I already claim to be a writer and have published a few books of my own, but this book helped me get a little more motivated to write. And I may have highlighted a few passages to read again…

Usability: 1/1

There were only a few things in the book that I won’t be able to use. Since I don’t write non-fiction (yet) and don’t really plan to send articles to magazines, there was one small portion of the book I only skimmed. Otherwise, the rest of the book was full of usable content.

Readability: 1/1

The format to the book made it very easy to read. It also wasn’t terribly. It did take me about three weeks to read, but mainly because I had a lot to do those three weeks and couldn’t be reading all the time. If I had been able to, I probably could have finished it in four hours or less.

Overall writing quality: 1/1

With a title like, You Are a Writer (So start ACTING like one), you would hope the writing quality was good. And it was. I enjoyed reading it and found no typos.

Un-put-down-ability: 1/1

As I mentioned above, it took me about three weeks to read, but if I didn’t have to put it down, I wouldn’t have. Jeff Goins has an engaging writing style that is easy to read.

Conclusion: 5/5

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be a writer or is a writer. I think it is a must read for all writers, no matter how experienced you are.

Faith Blum is a 20-something author of multiple books in various genres. She loves to write, read, play piano, knit, crochet, sew, watch movies, and play games with her family. She lives in Wisconsin with her family on a small family farm where they raise a lot of animals.

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