The Productive Writer


With The Productive Writer, you’ll learn the systems, strategies and psychology that can help you transform possibilities into probabilities in your writing life. You’ll sharpen your productivity pencil by learning how to:

  • Set clear goals – and achieve them
  • Create a writing schedule that really works
  • Discover what keeps you writing, revising, and submitting
  • Carve out writing time amidst the demands of work and family
  • Weed out habits and attitudes that are not serving you
  • Organize your thinking, workspace, papers and files
  • Increase your odds of publication and prosperity
  • Use social media to build an author platform
  • Get comfortable going public and promoting your writing
  • Create a sustainable writing rhythm and lifestyle
  • Accomplish what matters most to you

If you’d like to have so much fun with your writing, publishing and promoting that you won’t want to stop, The Productive Writer is an ideal companion. If you are ready to create the writing life you most desire, The Productive Writer can help take you there.

Praise for The Productive Writer

“This book is an essential tool for every writer. From those just starting out, to those on the bestseller list, Sage Cohen offers tools that will help you do what you do better. The Productive Writer may be the most practical writing guide out there. I have my copy. Now go buy yours.” —Chelsea Cain, New York Times Bestselling author

“Poetic and practical, inspiring and hands-on, Sage Cohen writes like the good friend who actually wants you to succeed. Prepare to be inspired–and prepare to get to work. Whether you're a new or seasoned writer, this book will push you to your potential.” —Ariel Gore, author of How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead and The End of Eve

“Sage Cohen marries her lucid poet's eye and her strategic business mind together in The Productive Writer, the most supportive book on writing productivity I've read in ages. Whether a fly-by-night creative or a ducks-in-a-row organizer, a brand newbie, or a stuck professional, every writer will find tools, templates and compassionate wisdom in this magnificently helpful read.” —Jordan Rosenfeld, author of A Writer's Guide to Persistence and Make a Scene

Take The Productive Writer insights and results to the next level

Productivity Power Tools for Your Writing Life interactive workbook delivers more than 20 pages of easy-to-use exercises and templates that will help you create more of what you want in your writing life. This companion to The Productive Writer equips you to name your dreams, plan your path, and claim your future. [Link workbook name to its product page.]

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