Faith Blum

Book Review: You Are a Writer by Jeff Goins


Title: You Are a Writer (so start ACTING like one)
Written By:  Jeff Goins
Genre: Writing Helps/Non-fiction
Recommended Ages: Any


You are a writer. You just need to write.

It’s time to kill the excuses and start writing. Time to become a writer again. Not a marketer or an entrepreneur. Not a blogger or businessperson. A writer. A real one.

This quote is one of the main reasons why I am now going to suggest this book to every writer and wannabe writer I know. Jeff Goins is full of gems like this one. If you want to be published, be a writer. Every day, write down this phrase: “I am a writer.” Eventually you will not only believe it, you will be a writer. But I digress.

Clarity: 1/1

Everything Jeff Goins wrote in this book was clear and helpful. I already claim to be a writer and have published a few books of my own, but this book helped me get a little more motivated to write. And I may have highlighted a few passages to read again…

Usability: 1/1

There were only a few things in the book that I won’t be able to use. Since I don’t write non-fiction (yet) and don’t really plan to send articles to magazines, there was one small portion of the book I only skimmed. Otherwise, the rest of the book was full of usable content.

Readability: 1/1

The format to the book made it very easy to read. It also wasn’t terribly. It did take me about three weeks to read, but mainly because I had a lot to do those three weeks and couldn’t be reading all the time. If I had been able to, I probably could have finished it in four hours or less.

Overall writing quality: 1/1

With a title like, You Are a Writer (So start ACTING like one), you would hope the writing quality was good. And it was. I enjoyed reading it and found no typos.

Un-put-down-ability: 1/1

As I mentioned above, it took me about three weeks to read, but if I didn’t have to put it down, I wouldn’t have. Jeff Goins has an engaging writing style that is easy to read.

Conclusion: 5/5

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be a writer or is a writer. I think it is a must read for all writers, no matter how experienced you are.

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