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Author Sandee L. Hemphill explains that “72% of Americans have a book in them, but only 14% of them act upon it.” She gives the reader detailed information as to how they can make writing a book a reality. She discusses this in her book Night Writer: Optimize Your Time, Update Your Skill and Write Around Your Day Job. She quickly points out that one must be organized to make this writing skill a smooth transaction.
We see that writing is indeed a skill and therefore one that must be practiced daily and worked on through all the ups and downs of writing. While discouragement is certain for some, especially with limited time to write, Hemphill gives some amazing answers to the challenges that the writer fears. She counteracts the negative myths that could keep one from ever producing their book by providing encouragement and direction for the writer to accomplish their dream.
Finally, the best time to write and get into a rhythm is vitally important to complete the project according to Hemphill. She gives great advice with these powerful words: “A writer’s job is to write.” While many determine they don’t have time, ability, skill, etc. to write a book, those fears and excuses are quickly put to bed as Hemphill gives reasons, abilities and resources to overcome every objection. She lists over 30 productivity tools in the Appendix which are very resourceful. I found this to be a very rewarding and enlightening book.