Write Is a Verb

When it's time to write, don't get in touch with your feelings. Your feelings will usually be telling you that you can't write, or that you are too afraid, or it's not the right time. Ignore them and get on with it.
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Write Is a Verb
by Bill O'Hanlon
Writer's Digest, 2007
ISBN: 978-158297-459-0
$24.99 hardcover with DVD, 224 pages

Read an excerpt!
The Four Energies of Writing: What's Your Fuel? (from Chapter 1)

Do You Need a Kick in the Pants?
You've heard all the rules to get yourself to write—work on a schedule, write in a particular place, always write a certain number of words, and so on … all rules based on things that have worked for other writers.

But what works for you? What will get your book written?

Psychotherapist and writing coach Bill O'Hanlon provides no rules—just principles and methods that you can personalize to your own style and preferences. You'll learn that you don't have to be a natural writer or a good writer to write. You just have to write—and find out what uniquely motivates you to write.

By combining his experience as a therapist and his own prolific career as an author, Bill shows you how to manage overwhelming projects, while finding the passion to finish what you start. Plus, a DVD featuring an hour-long workshop showcases the best bits of Bill's weeklong bootcamp for writers, so you can fully experience the charisma behind the principles.

It's the literary equivalent of Prozac, cattle prods, M&Ms, and whatever else you need to get moving, get writing, and get it done.

DVD features

  • An hour-long workshop with author Bill O'Hanlon
  • All worksheets from the book in electronic form
  • Bonus worksheets and handouts from Bill's bootcamp
  • Four instructional podcasts by Bill

About the Author
Bill O'Hanlon has authored or co-authored 28 books, including Change 101 (W.W Norton), Pathways to Spirituality (W.W. Norton), and Thriving Through Crisis (Perigee). He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show (with his book Do One Thing Different), The Today Show, and a variety of other television and radio programs. Since 1977, Bill has given over 2,000 talks around the world, and he was awarded the Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute.

Bill regularly speaks about writing and offers intensive seminars for people who want to write books and get them published. Visit his site at www.billohanlon.com. For more on his writing coaching and instruction, visit www.getyourbookwritten.com.