I was privileged to have the opportunity to receive an early copy of Jeff Goins latest eBook, You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One). Much like his blog, You Are a Writer is full of practical advice and personal experiences that encourage the reader to think about their own actions while pursuing – or considering pursuing – their dream. It holds great information about platforms, brands, and much more.

For those who have gone through the Intentional Blogging course, this book covers some of the same material. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with having repeat lessons. Especially for me since it seems to take me hearing something every day for at least three months before it clicks (you can ask my boss about that one). But it also goes further into other areas, as well, so it isn’t merely the same information and nothing else.

A point to You Are a Writer that really struck a chord with me was that failure does not equate the end. Along with the great advice, I’m taking away from this book some key points that I plan to hold to.

My voice isn’t yet perfected and I have a long way to go before I’ll know exactly where I’m headed. I have more mistakes to make and more mountains to climb. I may write ten more books before one goes further than my family and friends. But I’m a writer.

While the book is geared toward writers, anyone with a dream or a goal will benefit from its message. It’s a quick and easy read, but definitely a book that can and should be returned to time and again. I highly recommend not just this book, but also Jeff Goins’ blog, Goins Writer. And if you haven’t read it, you shoud check out Jeff’s The Writer’s Manifesto.

Don’t forget to check out the website for You Are a Writer!