The Writer’s Workout, 366 Tips, Tasks & Techniques From Your Writing Career Coach By Christina Katz
Published: December 2011
Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books
Reviews: Over 50 reviews on Amazon for an average of five stars!
The Writer’s Workout is like having a personal trainer for your brain every day of the year.
In the age of information overload, writers need the ability to focus and feel satisfied at the keyboard on a daily basis. The Writer’s Workout greets you each day of the year with fresh advice that helps writers coach themselves to produce an impressive body of published work, whether in print or online.
You’ll learn manageable, no-nonsense techniques for every aspect of your writing career from getting organized to connecting with your audience to relationship building.
The Writer’s Workout contains 366 tips for writers in every genre on how to:
- Make your writing as strong and powerful as possible.
- Pitch and sell your work at every opportunity.
- Overcome rejection to come back better than ever.
- Promote your work and build an audience.
- Learn how to balance your creative life with your daily life.
Veteran writing coach Christina Katz draws on her knowledge from more than a decade in the business.
With her no-more-excuses wisdom, you’ll find your stride and motivate yourself to career-long publishing success.
The Writer’s Workout gives you substantial suggestions every day to help you build a robust, unique writing career.
The Writer’s Workout is timeless advice for every level and genre writer. Be sure to get yourself a copy! Available at these retailers:
Reviewers are buzzing about The Writer’s Workout…
The Writers Workout is like having a personal trainer for your brain–every day of the year. Christina Katz will turn you into a lean writing machine, preparing you to face the challenges of the Too Much Information Age. ~ Marc Acito, author of How I Paid for College and Attack of the Theater People
For years, I searched for one book to offer my students—a book that would walk them with kindness and respect through the maze of learning to live as a working writer. Christina Katz’s The Writer’s Workout is that book. ~ Melissa Hart, author of Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood
Christina Katz is a writing coach in the every sense of the word. This book is absolutely packed with tips, techniques and pearls of wisdom. One can use this as a reference book, curriculum of study or motivational guide—or all three. ~ James Scott Bell, author of The Art of War For Writers and bestselling suspense novelist
Christina Katz is the warm, funny, inspiring and enthusiastic mentor every writer dreams of having in her corner. Like any good workout, this book will make you feel strong, energized, and ready to take on whatever comes next! ~ Dallas Woodburn, young writer activist
If you want great tips for writing and great tips for publishing all in one place, this is the book you need! ~ Eric Maisel, author of over thirty-five books including Coaching The Artist Within
Christina Katz’s The Writer’s Workout is like a writer’s devotional—366 entries, from inspirational to practical to cautionary tips, advice, and exercises—to get you through the seasons of your writing life. It’s perfect for aspiring writers who want to get in the driver’s seat rather than leave it to fate to jumpstart their careers. ~ Hallie Ephron, author of Never Tell A Lie and Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel
As in sports, success in writing is half psychology. Coach Christina Katz builds both your word skills and your confidence. Get ready to flex your muscles—and harness your mind! ~ Donald Maass, literary agent and author of Writing the Breakout Novel
The grounding metaphor of the workout is beautifully developed throughout the book, and Katz’s tone is warm and encouraging as she takes on the role of coach. Her comprehensive work is an inspiring pleasure to read. ~ Caroline Grant, Editor-in-Chief of Literary Mama and co-editor of Mama Ph.D.
No more excuses! Writing is hard work, arguably harder than physical exercise, but Christina Katz’ insightful regimen offers a holistic body/mind/soul workout that will rejuvenate even the flabbiest of authors. From the motivational to the practical, her coaching style is an appealing blend of warm encouragement and a no-nonsense kick in the pants that almost every writer needs at some point in their career. ~ Guy LeCharles Gonzalez, Digital Publishing Expert and poet
The Writer’s Workout will take you from wanting to be a writer to thinking, acting, and working as a writer should. An indispensable daily read, with a leap year’s worth of lively, thought-provoking, and invariably useful information. ~ Randall Albers, Chair of the Fiction Writing Department, Columbia College Chicago
The Writer’s Workout is a must-read for any writer on this path for the long haul. Christina Katz is the teacher we all want—supportive and understanding, but handy with a good kick-in-the-butt when we need to get down to work. ~ Becky Levine, author of The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide
What writers want to know is: What’s the shortcut to success—the fast and easy way to get a book deal? Hint: there isn’t one. That’s why I am so glad that Christina Katz wrote The Writer’s Workout because it clearly shows aspiring writers what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. ~ Lee Silber, best-selling author of fifteen books including Time Management for the Creative Person
The Writer’s Workout removes intimidation factors from readers’ minds and propels them toward publication. That is the best accolade any book on writing can hope for. ~ Thomas Snethen, Vice President of Oregon Writer’s Colony
Christina, in the summer of 2011 you took the time to reply to an email question I sent you, “What is your definition of a writer’s platform?” Although I had overlooked Platform as a page at the top of your blog at the time, you patiently explained your viewpoint to me. I then ordered a copy of your book, The Writer’s Workout. You nailed it with that book. You are to writing what Julia Child was to cooking. ~ Barbara McDowell Whit
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