WRITER GET NOTICED!
Colleen M. Story
MidChannel Press (2019)
Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (03/2020)
“Writer Get Noticed!” by Colleen M. Story is a holistic guide for all types of writers. I don’t mean just the ones who are trying to make a living successfully as an author. I think that this book will also serve those who write because they have a message to share. For these folks, success is measured by sharing their message, which could just be one book, articles, a blog…etc.
Although the information of this book is geared to build the author platform, there is a lot of information that helps writers discover their strengths. The author presents this self-discovery process in three parts. The first one focuses on general aspects of what the writer wants. Chapters 1-4 speak from ‘Pursuing your own path’ to ‘Use Motivation to Find Your Truth North.’ Part II goes into a detailed trip inward in search of the writer’s strengths. Chapters 5-12 go from ‘Focus on the Good Stuff,’ and ‘Identify your strength,’ to ‘Your Author-Business Blueprint.’ Finally, on Part III (my favorite part…), the author reaches out to hold writers by the hand and helps them to act.
Colleen M. Story does an awesome job, sharing valuable information in a down-to-earth genuine voice in this well-written well of practical information and useful guide.
Furthermore, in Part III, my favorite as I noted, she takes this book a step up from other writing books, as she provides her audience with tools, scientific information about decision making, and advice on how to act on your decision and reach for your goals! Story is also able to offer all this information in an easy-to-read style formatted in a way that makes sense to the audience and visualizes the entire writing for publication process.
“Writer Get Noticed!” by Colleen M. Story is a Five Star must have in your library as an invaluable guide for writers. However, I am keeping it not just because I am a writer, but because as I found her information and self-discovery processes applicable in other aspects of my life as well! Well done!