The Shy Writer Reborn by C. Hope Clark

Have you started a writing career but feel overwhelmed with the new standard for writers? Yes, you must also be a blogger, have a newsletter, a platform, do interviews, brand yourself, find a niche, hold book signings and be a social media star...or at least that's what they tell you. If all of that terrifies you because you are an introvert than The Shy Writer Reborn can help. C. Hope Clark has done all of it and more and honestly shares all of the fears and anxieties that come along with the writing journey in today's world. Seventeen full chapters, written in a conversational tone, address "You, the Introverted Writer" from the starts of your writing career through the book signings, writing conferences and interviews. Helpful exercises at the end of each chapter prompted meaningful writings and introspective thoughts and helped me rethink my future as a freelance writer, blogger and poet. Even if you don't consider yourself an introvert there are helpful techniques, tools and ideas for queries, pitches, interviews, marketing, professional speaking and selling your words and your brand. Clark offers real life solutions to fearful situations you will encounter if you choose the path of a writer. What is stopping you from being a successful writer? Do you need a guide to gently push you to the next level?

In full disclosure, I received a review copy of The Shy Writer Reborn: An Introverted Writer's Wake-up but I've been a paid subscriber of Funds for Writers ( C. Hope Clark's newsletter) for several years and I'm a big fan of her mystery series.


 Last updated on November 22, 2014

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chopeclark 10 months ago

Gosh, what a wonderful review! Who could ask for anything more? So happy you enjoyed it. ~Hope Clark


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Faye Rutledge 10 months ago from Concord VA Level 4 Commenter

Great review! Congratulations!


tonyleather 10 months ago

This is a must-read for every writer!


ericahuise22 10 months ago

Great review.


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SteveKaye 10 months ago from Placentia, CA, USA Level 3 Commenter

The videos add a lot to this review. Great choices.


buscaveiculos 10 months ago

Very Good!


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DebMartin 10 months ago Level 2 Commenter

Gotta get this one. Thanks!


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Merrci 10 months ago from Oregon's Southern Coast Level 7 Commenter

Sounds like a very good book. The writing is fun. All the rest is intimidating and overwhelming at times! This is going on my wish list. Thanks!


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TerriCarr 10 months ago Level 4 Commenter

I always love to see new writing books on the market. I have also enjoyed Hope's newsletter.


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Brite-Ideas 10 months ago from Toronto, Canada Level 7 Commenter

I know a few people in my life who could get a lot of from this book, thank you


chopeclark 10 months ago

@DebMartin: Hope you like it, Deb. This book is special to me.


chopeclark 10 months ago

@buscaveiculos: Hope the book gives you lots of ideas you can use in your writing journey!


chopeclark 10 months ago

@SteveKaye: I think I look atrocious in that interview, but the message is a good one. Thanks!


chopeclark 10 months ago

@ericahuise22: Glad you like it!


chopeclark 10 months ago

@tonyleather: I wholeheartedly agree. Not just for introverts.


chopeclark 10 months ago

@Faye Rutledge: Much thanks.


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AnonymousC831 10 months ago from Kentucky Level 2 Commenter

Great review.


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Diana Wenzel 10 months ago from Colorado Level 5 Commenter

Sounds like a great resource for me. I do lean towards the shy side. Congrats on writing this featured review.


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Mellithorpe 10 months ago

Sounds like a great book to read. I put it on my "Wish List" for now. Thanks for sharing.


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Colin323 10 months ago from Ilkley, Yorkshire Level 5 Commenter

I'm too shy to go to the shop to buy this! Sounds a great book.


hieple 9 months ago

I admire you. I'm trying to learn to be able to do extraordinary things!


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Arachnea 9 months ago from Texas USA

Even though I'm at home with electronic pursuits, I have more of an issue with publicly promoting things. I'm an introvert / ambivert. I've put this book on my TBR list. Great lens.


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Wednesday-Elf 9 months ago from Savannah, Georgia Level 6 Commenter

Looks like this book could help any writer, shy or not. Thanks for this review.

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