Hello lovelies and welcome to my spot on the blog blitz for The Write Balance by Bonni Goldberg organised by Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources. I’ll be sharing my review and there’s an exciting giveaway (see bottom of post).
Title: The Write Balance: How To Embrace Percolation, Revision & Going Public by Bonni Goldberg
Date Published: 24th January 2022
Genre: Non Fiction/ Writing Advice
Bonni Goldberg’s The Write Balance introduces you to alternative perspectives and motivation for lasting creative fulfillment. This companion book to the beloved bestseller, Room to Write is filled with encouragement, tools, examples and exercises.
Through years of teaching writing in workshops and in classrooms, Bonni has seen that the writers who are most passionate and grounded in their Writing Self embrace three aspects of the writing process: nurturing ideas, revising to best communicate those ideas, and completing the writing cycle by going public.
In this powerful guide, Bonni invites you to explore these creative stages which are essential to satisfying your Writing Self.
Use The Write Balance to:
- Find Fulfillment as a Writer
- Explore Creative Writing
- Add to Your Writer’s Toolbox for Perspective
- Overcome Writer’s Block
- Teach Creative Writing
- Inspire Your Writing Group
- Give as Gifts to the Writers in Your Life
You can buy your copy here: – https://books2read.com/u/3n2XQ9
I want to thank Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on this tour and the author for providing me with a copy of The Write Balance in exchange for an honest review.
The Write Balance is not a how to write book or a regular craft book. It’s about self-reflection when it comes to your writing, examining what is holding you back, and helping you with practical advice and exercises to break down those barriers.
The author knows her stuff as both a writer and teacher and it really shone through while I was reading.
It’s split into three sections; Percolation (the process before the first draft takes shape, Revision (the writer’s role after you’ve finished your first draft and Going public (a writer’s mission once the manuscript is done).
I found the Percolation section particularly helpful. I’m one of those people who comes up with a new idea, gets excited about it and starts writing without really exploring the idea in full, which is probably one reason why I never finish anything!
The style of writing is laid back and conversational, without condescension or judgement. I honestly felt a bit like I’d been for a therapy session for my writing after reading it!
It’s also the perfect book to dip in and out of when you need it.
The Write Balance is like having your own writing coach, packed with positivity and encouragement, perfect if you’re a beginner or if you’re just feeling burnout or fed up with your writing.
I will now have to pick up a copy of Bonni Goldberg’s other book Room to Write!
About The Author:
Bonni Goldberg is the author of The Write Balance: How to Embrace Percolation, Revision & Going Public, the companion book to the best-seller Room to Write: Daily Invitations to a Writer’s Life. Bonni is an award-winning poet and writer. She is the creator of the 2 Minute Journals™ series. Both traditionally and indie published, her books include non-fiction for adults and fiction and non-fiction for young readers. Her essays and blog posts can be found in numerous print and online publications.
Bonni teaches creative writing at colleges and leads writing workshops internationally for all ages. She knows everyone is creative, and she supports people to discover and share their authentic, meaningful and imaginative experiences through words. Whether through her writings or through teaching, her methods and perspectives continue to empower thousands of adults, families, and children.
Bonni is also a Jewish educator. She speaks, writes, and leads workshops on Jewish topics such as Jewish identity, rituals and antisemitism at Jewish women’s events, JCCs, and conferences.
Bonni Goldberg lives in Portland, Oregon with her partner in life, and some creative projects, artist Geo Kendall.
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Giveaway to win one of these prizes –
30-minute coaching call (video or phone if US)
Q&A Zoom with their group (video)
Feedback on 3 double spaced pages of their work (via email)