How to be a Writer Who Writes

How to be a Writer Who Writes

Creating a sustainable writing practice is the goal of many journal and life writers.

This Creative Writing Kit takes you through the steps, guidelines, and benefits of being a Writer Who Writes. It includes the following:

  • Three Steps to Becoming a Writer Who Writes
  • Twelve Guidelines for a Writing Practice
  • A List of the Many Benefits of a Regular Writing Practice
  • A Checklist for Creating a Sustainable Writing Practice

Also included are easy writing exercises, quotes from notable writers, and a recommended reading list of additional guides and inspirational books. Plus a bonus of several “prompts for your practice.”

By following the easy guidelines in Taking Pen in Hand—How to be a Writer Who Writes you can create a sustainable writing practice that will help you find your writing voice and produce pages and pages of fresh material in the pages of your journal and beyond if you wish!

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Many writers, including journal writers, express their desire to have a regular writing practice but haven’t been able to create one for themselves. The truth is there’s really no magic to becoming a writer who writes. All you have to do is, well—Write.

“Is it really that simple?” students ask. Yes, is it. This DIY Creative Writing Kit can show you how.

Whether you want to create a regular journal writing practice or a creative writing practice (the difference being one is private, the other can be public), all you have to do is follow three easy steps, which are outlined in the Kit.

  1. Claim Yourself as Writer
  2. Make Time to Write
  3. Write

The Taking Pen in Hand—How to be a Writer Who Writes includes twelve guidelines that have been used in scores of writing groups for more than twenty years. These guidelines invite the writer “take pen in hand” and begin, then to keep writing without concern for “rules” of grammar or punctuation, or even without knowing where the pen will take them.

The How to be a Writer Who Writes Kit will also show many of the benefits of having a regular writing practice by focusing on process rather than product, including:

  • honoring commitment
  • building self-esteem
  • enhancing creativity
  • developing trust
  • encouraging spontaneity
  • and many more

This Kit can also serve as a tool for journal writing groups and writers working together to support each other in developing a regular writing practice.

Buy now and be inspired to write!

Judy Reeves

Judy Reeves is a writer and teacher who has published four books on writing, including the award-winning A Writer’s Book of Days, and, most recently, Wild Women, Wild Voices. Her work has appeared in the San Diego Reader, The Frozen Moment, A Year in Ink, Connotations Press, Serving House Journal, Waymark, and Expressive Writing, Classroom and Community, and other journals and anthologies. She teaches at writing conferences internationally and at San Diego Writers, Ink, a nonprofit literary center she co-founded. Current writing project: a memoir based on an around-the-world trip she took many years ago.

“Many thanks for the Introductory Workshop Kit I purchased. It’s led to some terrific times at our table and many a Tuesday we were reluctant to put down our pens.  In my book, that’s the best outcome of all!” ~ Noel Horn


“Along with being an expert in her field, Judy is devoted to guiding individuals in creating a personal daily writing practice.”  ~ Pamela Underwood


“Thanks for shaking me up and inspiring my own muse.” ~ Gina Cameron


“I have recently rekindled my love and desire for writing and I can't describe how helpful your book has been for me. … It has helped me understand who I am as a writer and dive deeper into the process.” ~ Ashley Looker

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