Where Do You Hang Your Hammock?
Finding Peace of Mind While You Write, Publish, and Promote Your Book
by Bella Mahaya Carter
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 06 Jul 2021
Many writers believe their self-sabotaging thoughts are trustworthy and true. They take rejection personally. They surmise that if they don’t achieve their goals they have failed, and lose sight of who they are and what matters most.
This book is for writers looking for inspiration and for authors daunted by the publishing process, who might lack the requisite author platform to get published the way they dreamed, or whose careers may not be unfolding as expected. It aims to be the friend and trusted expert writers turn to when hijacked by their own thinking. Ultimately, it reminds authors that they are infinite creators.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 4 members
Loved the book, the shared stories, and the motivation. One of the most inspiring books about writing and the writing life that I’ve read in a while. One that can help writers grow, or help them out of a funk. Lots of tips, stories, and inspiration.
Where do you Hang Your Hammock is an excellent and inspiring book for writers and aspiring writers of all levels. Beautifully written, and easy to dip in and out off. Full of stories, tips and brimming with motivation. The advice covers all areas of the writing process from getting started to getting published. The author shares her own experiences and her own methods of dealing with difficulties. The style is lulling, easy and captive. I enjoyed the book much more than expected and can highly recommend it. Overall excellent.
This book has it all! From dreaming about what you want to write to actually doing the work, getting your book published and promoting it, this resource from writing coach Bella Mahaya Carter covers it all. The book is broken down into five sections: Dream, Nourish, Write, Publish, and Promote. If you love journaling, you will enjoy the copious journal prompts spread throughout the book intended to help you get clear on the best path forward. One of my favourite pieces of advice from the book is, "It's impossible to become overwhelmed when you reside in the present moment."