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Blog Tour and Book Review: 52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner by Mariëlle S. Smith


52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner

Are you ready to become the writer you were always meant to be?

52 Weeks of Writing will get you cracking by making you plan, track, reflect on, and check in with your progress and goals an entire year long.

52 Weeks of Writing will help you dig deep by offering questions and writing prompts designed to unravel whatever truths about your writing you’re ready for.

52 Weeks of Writing will keep you inspired by delivering a thought-provoking writing quote every week.

- Do you struggle with setting goals that reflect your daily reality?

- Do you want to practise breaking goals down into manageable chunks?

- Would you like more insight into your writing habit(s) and figure out why you keep getting in your own way?

- And do you want to create a sustainable writing practice that honours your needs and desires as a writer?

Then the 52 Weeks of Writing: Author Journal and Planner is for you.

52 Weeks of Writing brings together every lesson Mariëlle S. Smith has learned as a writing coach and writer. Wary as she is of comparisonitis and unhealthy competition, this author journal and planner was designed to help writers develop and fine-tune a practice that works for them.

If you’re ready to get out of your own way and become the writer you’re meant to be, pick up your copy of 52 Weeks of Writing today.


My Review:

If you’re serious about being a professional author, this may well be one of the most useful tools you can pick up. The author is a writing coach who not only knows her stuff as an author, she has helped countless other authors reach their goals, and this planner could be a very useful tool for many. Figuring out short and long term plans, breaking down goals into manageable chunks and taking time to self-reflect are all essential skills for anyone who wants to be a professional in any field, and the advice and skillset provided in this planner are very well directed to helping writers figure those things out.


Now, I’m not saying this is going to be for everybody. I personally am hopelessly ADHD and can think of nothing worse than having to sit down on a daily or even weekly basis and reflecting this deeply on my writing. I use the WordKeeperAlpha app to track my word count and that’s about the upper limit of what I can manage.


However, if you’re the kind of person who really enjoys journals, planners and inspirational quotes and you genuinely want to get serious about writing as a career, I absolutely think this could be extremely useful. I don’t know that I’d recommend it in ebook form because I think it’s something you would absolutely want to sit down with and write in with a pen, but certainly take advantage of the Look Inside feature to see if it’s something you would find useful… and then order yourself the paperback. I’ve looked at a fair few author planners on the market and this one is right up there in terms of structure, tracking and planning.


I’m giving it five stars, but with the caveat that you probably already know if this kind of approach is going to work for you… and if it’s not, then don’t buy it and kick yourself when it doesn’t magically transform you into an organised person who meticulously fills out a journal. Not everyone is wired that way.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this title for review via Rachel’s Random Resources.


Purchase Link

https://mswordsmith.nl/journal/


Author Bio –

Mariëlle S. Smith is a coach for writers and other creatives, an editor, (ghost) writer, and custom retreat organiser. In 2019, she moved to Cyprus, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, where she organises private writer’s retreats, is inspired 24/7, and feeds more stray cats than she can count.


Social Media Links –

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mswordsmith

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariellessmith/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtnYOpjmj83mvMM2L348F1w


Giveaway to win….

· THREE paperback copies of the 52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner,

· TWO paperback copies of Tarot for Creatives: 21 Tarot Spreads to (Re)Connect to Your Intuition and Ignite That Creative Spark, and

· ONE coaching session.


https://mswordsmith.nl/en_GB/giveaway/