Posted by on Sep 28, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration | 0 comments


Guess what?

I have a new book coming out this October! It’s called Building a Writing Life, after the talk I’ve been doing for the last few years, and it’s all about getting started as a writer and building up a writing habit. It’s the first book in my How to Start Writing Series for Writing Beginners and I know you’re going to love it!

While every retailer has their little quirks so many won’t list the book until it’s been released, Amazon and B&N will both let you pre-order the eBook right now for a special pre-order price of only 99 cents!

What? That’s so cheap!

That price will definately increase once the book is in wide release so head on over and grab your copy now while you’ve got the chance.

And if you’ve got a friend or family member that’s always wanted to write but never knew how to get started, please let them know about this book and the special pre-order offer! Pre-orders are a big help to me as an author because they give me a boost in sales rank on release day. Not to mention that it’s nice to know people are excited about something you worked really hard on!

As we lead up to NaNoWriMo, I’ll be sharing excerpts from the book here on the blog to help you start to build up your own writing habit in advance of the big November challenge. And if you think you’d like an advanced copy or to help me spread the word about this and other new titles, consider joining my new Street Team.

Until then, I’ll let the official book blurb take it away…

Building a Writing Life

start a writing habit, make time to write, discover your process and commit to your writing dreams

Book #1 in the How To Start Writing Series

by Hillary DePiano

Do you want to write but have no idea where to begin? Building a Writing Life is the beginner writer’s guide you’ve been looking for!

You want to be a writer. You want to start a writing habit, share your story, and make some real progress on your writing dreams. You want to find time to write and make room in your life for everything from daily journaling to writing books and beyond. You want to build a writing life.

But how do you start?

Building a Writing Life is a straightforward, step-by-step guide to integrating writing into your life so you can make steady progress on your goals. Whether you write for personal reasons or dream of more commercial success, you CAN fit writing into your already busy life. With simple, actionable steps you can start taking today, this easy-to-read guide will take you from an aspiring writer to the real deal.

In this book, you’ll…

  • Make the mental commitment to your writing dreams.
  • Conquer your fears and doubts to start the story of your heart.
  • Discover and nurture ideas.
  • Build a regular writing habit.
  • Motivate yourself to write on days when you don’t feel like it.
  • Find and make room in your schedule, even if there’s no time to write.
  • Battle distractions and productively use your writing time.
  • Discover your ideal writing circumstances and how to think outside the textbox when they aren’t available.
  • Fine-tune your writing process by setting better goals and embracing what works for you.

… and, most important of all…

  • Become a real writer at last!