September 23, 2023

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In the present day is the launch day for the eBook of Kathryn Britton’s new must-read information to writing: Sit Write Share: Practical Writing Strategies to Transform Your Experience into Content that Matters. The paperback model might be accessible by Might 3.

The elegant title of this stellar ebook captures the essential components of methods to develop into a author. Overcoming our inside demons to permit ourselves to develop into writers is difficult. It may be even more durable changing into good writers who see our tasks via from begin to end. As Kathryn explains within the ebook introduction, a reader will discover methods to make writing “absorbing and satisfying.” Sit Write Share is stuffed with sensible knowledge concerning the writing course of targeted on making it each extra gratifying and aligned with reaching private writing objectives.

Sit Write Share ought to be a useful resource in your private library like an important cookbook is a staple in your kitchen. Within the introduction, Kathryn means that writers strategy writing with an experimental mindset. On this sense, Sit Write Share gives readers the chance to comply with Kathryn’s experiments, or recipes, to the letter, or allow them to information experimentation to “suit your specific tastes and circumstances.” Probably some experiments will develop into favourite go-to staples that seem ceaselessly in your writing menu, whereas others will enable you to suppose holistically about planning a cocktail party or four-course meal– presumably the ebook or long-form piece that you simply need to write.

Who’s the writer, and the way did this ebook come to be?

If you happen to’re a member of the Optimistic Psychology neighborhood and have no idea Kathryn Britton, MAPP ‘06, there isn’t any higher introduction to Kathryn’s expertise, perception and humor than Sit Write Share. After learning “the elements of creativity, persistence, resilience and optimism” on the College of Pennsylvania, Kathryn found she had “a present for writing and serving to others write.”  9 years in the past, after working with many particular person authors, Kathryn started providing writing workshops each to the MAPP neighborhood and the general public at giant. Since then, greater than 125 authors have participated in workshops producing greater than 3000 items of writing.

Kathryn’s years of expertise of working with writers was the genesis for Sit Write Share. She continues to assist many writers overcome obstacles, facilitating lots of profitable writing. Sit Write Share is the buildup of Kathryn’s observations and data gained whereas helping different authors transfer varied writing tasks from their first glimmerings over the end line.

Ebook Construction

The readability and order of Sit Write Share is superb. Kathryn organizes the steps and the subjects concerned within the writing course of in an accessible method. On a macro stage, the ebook is break up into three sections: Sit, Write, and Share, every with their very own experiments. Throughout the Sit part, there are 4 subsections:  Intentions, Gremlins, Habits, and Inspiration. Throughout the Write part there are three subsections: Think about, Draft, and Edit.  Throughout the Share part, there are 4 subsections: Viewers, Assist, Publish, and Community.  Every subsection has experiments particular to the given subject.
Sit Write Share Structure

The subsections supply a framework that can follow readers as they conceptualize the writing course of. Moreover, every experiment is offered in a pleasant method with approachable tales, eager observations, concrete steps, and nifty morals to sum them up. Readers might dip out and in to seek out the experiments most helpful to them, however there may be additionally a transparent trajectory because the ebook strikes alongside in order that readers obtain a “begin to end” useful resource for a writing undertaking.

What’s going to this ebook do for you?

Everybody stands to profit from studying Sit Write Share as a result of it’s going to make them higher, extra assured writers. The various experiments on this ebook will help readers provoke and fantastic tune writing.

From a private perspective, my favourite experiment on this ebook is: Be part of a Writers Workshop. In a super world, everybody may take writing workshops led by Kathryn! Sadly, as a mere mortal, we can not clone Kathryn. Fortunately with Sit Write Share, Kathryn has made her secret sauce accessible to the broader viewers that wishes to enhance their writing and share it with the general public. Whereas it might be unattainable to hitch a Kathryn-led writing workshop, with Sit Write Share ,Kathryn gives a useful reference that empowers readers to be taught from her experiments, expertise, and greatest practices.

How do you discover your method via the experiments?

Kathryn has offered a free workbook to go along with Sit Write Share that may enable you to take inventory of your personal writing apply after which choose the following greatest experiment to strive, given what you’ve found. Search for the workbook giveaway on the Sit Write Share website.

Thanks Kathryn for making the data you’ve gained accessible to the broader world.

Get your copy of Sit Write Share now!