Wednesday, April 25, 2012
What I'm Reading and You Should Too...The Well-Fed Writer by Peter Bowerman
"Feed a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime.”
There’s a reason that “Well-fed” author, Peter Bowerman, enjoys more of the “proverbial pie” than many of us: he knows his stuff without being stuffy.
Armed with a former background in sales, Bowerman capitalizes on his vast experience. And he knows his way around a sentence. More importantly, he has the ability to tap into the needs of the reader and ultimately close the deal.
Strategic, smart, and surprisingly funny, his “writer’s voice” is intimate.
In the ever-popular Well-Fed Writer, Bowerman serves up a wide variety of tools, techniques, and actionable tips to help writers raise their level of consciousness and their bottom lines.
It’s an easy read with hard truths. Here he explains why all writing assignments are not created equally, and why many of us in our careers are working harder, not smarter.
The book discusses at length what it takes to be financially self-sufficient in today’s times, and addresses many of the common pitfalls that plague writers of all levels and genres.
Between the pages, you’ll find topics like time management, marketing and cold calling, Ramen Noodles, setting fees, and even facing fears.
With over 300 pages of resources, links and real-life examples, he’s very generous in what he “feeds” his readers.
Also, to his credit, Bowerman shares the spotlight with other authors and entrepreneurs by including some of their success stories, quotes, and case studies.
The Well-Fed Writer is a must-read for those seeking to overcome the starving artist lifestyle, and earn more respect, (and more bread) for their efforts.
Thoughts? What efforts are you making to become a "Well-Fed" writer in 2012?