You Are a Writer by Jeff Goins is not just another book for writers. It’s one that mixes practical steps, wit, and honesty all into one big bowl and then bakes it for you. It’s about how to be a writer for the love of it and get yourself out there; not in a publishing sense necessarily but in a ‘I have a voice and I will be heard’ kind of way.
Jeff’s words touched me straight to the core from the very beginning. Simple honesty. Along with all the therapies that suggest we should be happy and watch our circumstances change instead of waiting for happiness, Jeff pushes the message that you are a writer and your circumstances will change because you acknowledge that. It isn’t about what you want to be when you grow up, it’s about what you are right now. I’m not saying you have to be mature, I’m saying you have to own who you are right now. Be in the moment.
The writing in Jeff’s book about writing is witty, simple, straight forward. The segments are quick and easy anecdotes that flow into each other with ease. He gives logical and clear steps on how to go beyond the writing and build a platform. The book as a whole is strong but not overpowering. It’s certainly digestible.
I received this book from the author for review.