Add a powerful guide to add to your writer’s toolbox with The Write Balance by Bonni Goldberg. Packed with an entire writing course worth of clever exercises and insights, this book is a game-changer for so many writers who struggle with procrastination, perfectionism, and our inner critics.
Here are three of our favorite tips from the book.
#1 Respect Your Writing
How many writers have trouble saying “I’m a writer” even to themselves?
Goldberg offers a compelling case for the importance of self-respect in writing. She shows us that only by valuing and respecting ourselves as writers can we hope to produce work that is authentic, resonant, and true.
We loved her simple mind-body exercise too! It helps with the process of affirming our identity as writers and planting the seed of self-respect.
The next time someone asks you what you do, Goldberg will have you looking into their eyes and reply; “I write.”
#2 Non-Writing Activities Can Lead to Better Writing
As writers, we often feel guilty when we are not writing. If we take a long walk to think about a story, we feel like we should be sitting at our desk typing away. If we seek out new experiences, we feel like we should be using that time to write about those experiences.
But in The Write Balance, Goldberg convinces us that there’s more to writing than just, well, writing. And sometimes the best way to improve your writing is to step away from the keyboard and take part in some non-writing activities.
#3 The Complex Vulnerability of Sharing Our Work
When we put our work out there, we open ourselves up to a world of potential feedback – both good and bad. On one hand, it can be incredibly gratifying to have our efforts recognized and praised by others. On the other hand, it also leaves us vulnerable to criticism, which can be difficult to take.
If you’re struggling to share your work with the world, Goldberg 7 reasons will convince you to take the plunge.
Whether you’re a writer, or a creator of any type, just starting out or you’ve been creating for years, The Write Practice is such a great resource to have. Goldberg writes with the kind of empathy that only comes from experience; so rest assured you are in good hands.
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Shafeeka Hafeez grew up escaping into a world of books where she discovered a love for writing and a fascination with trees. When she’s not taking up a new marketing skill, or typing out a blog post, you can find her Googling the best therapy for abandoned cats.