Happy Sunday my dear book dragons! It is the 1st of September and I am not only really excited by Autumnal vibes, but also to have found my motivation and inspiration. Thanks to Wendy H. Jones brilliant ideas in exercising that motivational muscle and to Loves Books Tours for inviting my unto this tour.
Genre: non-fiction, self-help
Year Of Publication: May 2019
My rating: 5 stars
Thank you Loves Books Tours for a copy of this book for review!
“Has your motivation to write flown out of the window? Do feelings of self-doubt creep in and haunt your writing day? Looking for a way to beat the doubts into submission?
Award-winning author and writing coach Wendy H. Jones shows you how, with 366 glorious exercises you can use to boost creativity and change the way you think and feel about your writing. Techniques that can easily be incorporated into your day, becoming part of your writing routine. It’s time to change the way you think and feel, in order to set your creativity free.”
My biggest issue is lack of motivation to sit down at the keyboard and write; the ideas are there, floating in my head, but knowing how long the journey can be, seeps at my motivation and I believe I am not the only one.
What I love about Motivation Matters is that it is packed with exercises to get you going – these are fun, creative and most of the time pushing the writer out of the comfort zone; I definitely was. They are easy to locate and you can do them in whatever order you want, although the best thing after reading this book: YOU WILL WANT TO WRITE! I did. It reminded me why in the first place I wanted to write.
The fact that these are packed into sections and chapters made it easier to find what I wanted and now that I finished reading it cover to cover (because review, duh!) it will be time to use it properly and go through these exercises ad finish writing that novel. There is so much advice on writing out there, it’s unreal, but in my opinion exercise prompts are better as they are motivating and works on that creativity muscles that you had forgotten or not used in a very long time.
Buy link: Amazon
Award Winning Author Wendy H. Jones lives in Scotland, and her police procedural series featuring Detective Inspector Shona McKenzie, is set in the beautiful city of Dundee, Scotland. Wendy has led a varied and adventurous life. Her love for adventure led to her joining the Royal Navy to undertake nurse training. After six years in the Navy, she joined the Army where she served as an Officer for a further 17 years. This took her all over the world including Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. Much of her spare time is now spent travelling around the UK, and lands much further afield.