Writer Get Noticed! A Strengths-Based Approach to Creating a Standout Author Platform Book Review & Giveaway

If you are seeking a career as a writer--you have likely already discovered that the entire road to success is a little rocky and difficult to follow! The environment for writers has changed significantly in the world of self motivating, self publishing and self promoting! If you feel like you are working and writing and writing and working--but, not making the progress in the direction that you would like--it may be time to make a change in your approach. Today, I am sharing my review of a resource for writers: Writer Get Noticed! by Colleen M. Story. What did I think of Writer Get Noticed!: A Strengths Based Approach to Creating a Standout Author Platform? Check out my thoughts, learn about the book and enter to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!

Book Title: Writer Get Noticed! A Strengths-Based Approach to Creating a Standout Author Platform by Colleen M. Story
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 310 pages
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About Writer Get Noticed!

Stop feeling invisible and start attracting the attention you deserve!

Have you been writing for years, but feel like no one notices? Have you published your stories, only to gain a handful of readers? Do your marketing efforts feel like shouting into a void?

Veteran writer and motivational coach Colleen M. Story helps you break the spell of invisibility to reveal the author platform that will finally draw readers your way.

There are more books out there than ever before, and readers have many other things vying for their attention. A writer can feel like a needle in a haystack, and throwing money at the problem rarely helps. What does work is creating a platform that stands out, but in a sea of a million platforms, how is one to do that?

Writer Get Noticed! takes a new approach, dispelling the notion that fixing your writing flaws and expanding your social media reach will get you the readers you deserve. Instead, discover a myriad of strengths you didn’t know you had, then use them to find your author theme, power up your platform, and create a new author business blueprint, all while gaining insight into what sets you apart as a writer and creative artist.

Writers need readers to achieve their highest potential. Find your way to stand out, and let it lead you to the writing career that fulfills all your expectations and more.

In this motivational and inspiring book, you’ll learn:
  • Why simply improving your writing skills won’t take you where you want to go.
  • How discovering your strengths makes you a more effective writer and entrepreneur.
  • What you really want from writing and why that matters.
  • How to use the three-brain decision-making system to build a more successful author platform.
  • What truly motivates you and how to use that to propel yourself forward.
  • How to use the “find your author theme formula” to write a theme that fits your creative style.
  • How imposter syndrome can stall your progress, and how to overcome it.
  • Why risk-taking is critical to writing success, and how to make better decisions about the risks you take.
When you find the treasure that’s been inside you all along, don’t be surprised if it opens new doors you never thought possible.

My Thoughts

Writer Get Noticed! Offers Readers a Useful, Easy to Read Format.  Story creates a handy self-help book for writers in Writer Get Noticed!  Her writing style is very organized and arranged in a very easy to use, easy to read manner.  She touches on virtually every area of the author as she guides readers to find, develop and grow their personal author platform.  With conversational chapters, she leads readers to workbook-style exercises allowing them to really tailor each chapter to discovering and developing his or her individual strengths and goals toward a successful career in writing.

Every Section of Writer Get Noticed is Applicable to the Developing Author.   So often, we become so narrowly focused on who we think we are, what we think readers want, and what we see as the one end-result of a successful writing career that we lose sight of any other path or route through the bigger picture.  I loved that this book brings the focus back to the basics and encourages the author to find himself or herself first and build a platform virtually from ground zero.  Too often, we try to jump onto a platform that isn't authentic and, while it may work for some, isn't our platform to success.  I am not a usually a fan of workbooks and exercises--but, I found each and every activity in this book to be relevant and applicable to helping me re-discover my strengths and build a platform from where I should have started long ago!

Would I recommend Writer Get Noticed! By Colleen M. Story?  Each of us has an individual voice and unique skills and talents to share with the world.  This book really encourages writers to notice themselves and those particular skills and abilities to help them become a writer that readers will also notice.  This book is an excellent resource for new writers--but, even for writers who have found a little success but still feel adrift in the sea of information and distractions vying for readers attention.  I have written in various areas professionally for several years--but, I have never truly found my space or niche.  I would certainly recommend this book for author's seeking to build an authentic author platform the right way the first time--but, also for those of us who never really put all of the puzzle pieces of an actual platform together in the proper sequence!

To read more reviews, please visit Colleen M. Story's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Meet the Author

Colleen M. Story is on a mission to inspire people from all walks of life to overcome modern-day challenges and find creative fulfillment. Her latest release, "Writer Get Noticed!," is a strengths-based guide to help writers break the spell of invisibility and discover unique author platforms that will draw readers their way. Her prior nonfiction release, "Overwhelmed Writer Rescue," was named Solo Medalist in the New Apple Book Awards, Book by Book Publicity’s Best Writing/Publishing Book, and first place in the 2018 Reader Views Literary Awards.

With over 20 years as a professional in the creative industry, Colleen has authored thousands of articles for publications like “Healthline” and “Women's Health;” worked with high-profile clients like Gerber Baby Products and Kellogg's; and ghostwritten books on back pain, nutrition, and cancer recovery. Her literary novel, Loreena’s Gift, was a Foreword Reviews' INDIES Book of the Year Awards winner, an Idaho Author Awards first place winner, and New Apple Solo Medalist winner, among others.

Colleen frequently serves as a workshop leader and motivational speaker, where she helps attendees remove mental and emotional blocks and tap into their unique creative powers.

Find more at her motivational sites, Writing and Wellness and Writer CEO, on her author website, or follow her on Twitter.

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