The Writer's Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Books by Beth Barany

The Writer's Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Books by Beth Barany

ABOUT Beth Barany

Beth Barany



Do you have a book inside you that can’t find its way out?

Are you having trouble even getting started on your book writing journey?

The Writer’s Adventure Guide helps you step off into the unknown of a writing project and see it through to its destination -- from the first exciting flash of an idea to that dark moment when you think you’ll never write a decent paragraph again.

This 164-page guide gives you tips and tools for keeping an eye on your inner landscape so you can achieve your goal of writing a book.

  • Build confidence in your writing instincts
  • Forge a clear path from inspiration to completion
  • Learn how to write the book while living your active life
  • Delight in the creative adventure, both its ups and downs
  • Complete your novel or nonfiction book

Your personal Writers AdventureTM Guide, Beth Barany is the author of educational material for writers including, Overcome Writer’s Block, the Writer’s Adventure Guide e-course, and is a contributor to Writing Romance: The Ultimate Guide on Craft, Creation, and Industry Connections. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Beth lectures and teaches across the United States and has helped aspiring authors through her coaching and consulting practice for years.

5.0 out of 5 stars Beth is a great teacher,
By Patricia Simpson (San Francisco, CA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Writer's Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book (Paperback)
Sometimes creative folks need a kick in the butt to get them back on track. Sometimes all they need is a gentle nudge. Wherever you are on your writer's journey, you'll find useful tools in this new book by up-and-coming creative coach, Beth Dora Barany. Beth has a knack for knowing how to kickstart both clients and colleagues into action!

5.0 out of 5 stars Your Fun Solution to Writing Your Book
This review is from: The Writer's Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book (Paperback)
Want to get your book done?

Want the adventure to be enjoyable, not strenuous?

Beth Barany's book "The Writer's Adventure Guide" is more of an interactive experience than a book. Instead of teaching the craft of how to write, she focuses on the best approach to tackle the emotions and logistics involved with the adventure of writing a book.

Using the Hero's Journey she empowers the writer through the 12 stages.

The first four stages are the Preperation Phase with over a dozen exercises.

Stage 1, Start Where You Are, helps you evaluate your goal, motivation, conflicts, strengths and weaknesses. Understanding these vital aspects about yourself is key to conquering any hesitation.

Stage 2, Call to Adventure, facilitates with how you will describe your book, what your time commitment will be, the marketing research to do to sharpen your pitch to a publisher or readers, and much more.

Stage 3, Refusal of the Call, is the necessary step-by-step approach on confronting your concerns and conquering them by turning them into positive affirmations that will enhance your results.

Stage 4, It Takes a Village, gives the knowledge you'll need on how to create a loving community that will support you on your endeaver.

The naxt phase is The Writing Phase, made up of the next four stages, each with even more solutions on how to write your book with emotional ease and more exercises.

The third phase, The Completion Phase, takes you on the final leg of the rewarding journey.

I thought the third phase was the last of the timeless tips and tricks in "The Writer's Adventure Guide," but was surprised to see what turned out to be my favorite part: the Appendix.

Filled with planning tables and extra help, the appendix included a step-by-step process for self-publishing if that's the route you choose to take. Information on layout, ISBN numbers, marketing, promotional strategies, and selling points were accompanied by great resources on how to get important items free.

The last pages in the appendix educate you on how to get published through a major publisher. Beth Barany gives brief gems of wisdom on finding agents, and creating your "elevator pitch" and query letter with, again, various outstanding resources at your fingertips.

If you want to write a book, do yourself a favor. Get this one.