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You won't actually find bandages or medicine in More Writer's First Aid. But in 48 short chapters, you will find cures for dealing with disappointment and jealousy, writing despite physical and emotional pain, banishing procrastination once and for all, and combining writing with parenting (from infancy to adulthood.) "We're all in this together" has been Kristi's constant reminder to readers of her first book and her blog. (Read sample chapters below in the Contents.)

 

Kristi has had nearly 40 books published in 30 years of writing, taught writing for the Institute of Children's Literature for more than 25 years, and has guided, mentored and taught hundreds of aspiring writers (both as an instructor and blogger for more than 55,000 subscribers.) "I started writing on an Iowa farm, very isolated, with no Internet and no other writers around," Kristi says. "It's not about how talented you are--and it's not who you know--that gets you published. Most often the published writers are simply those writers who refused to quit. I can help you persevere until you publish."

 

In addition to the uplifting encouragement you found in Kristi’s first book for writers, More Writer’s First Aid e-book includes:

 

 

"Keeping Kristi’s wise words nearby means always having the best writer friend possible immediately within reach," says Sandy Asher, editor of Writing It Right: How Successful Children’s Authors Revise and Sell Their Stories. "As the song goes, 'When the dog bites, when the bee stings . . . ,' simply pick up this book and realize once again that Kristi Holl knows what you’re up against, has given the problem serious consideration, and is on your side in getting it solved. Like the earlier volume of Writer’s First Aid, this is a book to relish bit by refreshing bit, in good times and in times of need."

 

"More Writer’s First Aid should be within easy reach on every writer’s desktop," says published author Patricia Curtis Pfitsch. "Kristi’s insight and advice guide us around the subtle traps of our 21st century life that can derail even the most talented writer’s dreams."

 

"Author Kristi Holl knows what counts and what works when it comes to ‘getting the writing done!’ She not only provides action steps but she is also sensitive to a writer’s emotions, family obligations, and personal challenges," says Karen O'Connor. "Written in a conversational style as though she is sitting across from you over a cup of tea, Holl encourages all writers to honor themselves as artists and to live in a place of mindfulness--taking our lives and our writing one day at time. I’m inspired and know you will be too."

 

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"Whether you’re a starting-out writer or well down the published road, you’ll find a ton of value in Kristi Holl’s book," says published author Sherryl Clark. "Her wisdom, born of long experience as a writer, is like a guiding light. This is the book you need for good and bad writing days!"

 

 

Contents

 

I  ENJOYING THE WRITING LIFE—EVERY DAY! 

What Kind of Boss Are You?                                         

Honoring the Writing Process                                         

Dealing with Disappointment                                          

Striving for Contentment                                             

Breaking the Procrastination Cycle                              

How Tight Is Your Bow?                                           

Joining a Work in Progress                                        

Writing through Physical Pain                                   

Mentors or Tormentors?                                           

Mindful or Multi-Tasker?                                          

Perfectionist Writers                                                

Misplaced Dreams                                                  

 

II WRITING HABITS THAT HELP YOU

Change: Making It Stick                                          

“Not” To Do List                                                

Counting the Cost                                                 

Focus: the Power of Scheduling                            

Getting the Writing Done                                      

Undo It Yourself                                                  

Timing is Everything                                             

E-mail: the Hidden Enemy                                     

Finding Time: Pruning before Prioritizing              

Procrastination: Have You Tried An Unschedule? 

The Power of Writing Things Down                      

Course Corrections                                             

 

III A WRITER’S EMOTIONS

Write What You Love                                          

Facing Your Creative Fears                                          

Writer Imaging                                                    

Silent Sabotage                                                   

Stages of Writing                                                

Sorting Out the Voices                                        

Conquering the Green-Eyed Monster                   

Give Up Your Perpetual Maybe                           

Writing through the Storms of Life                      

Dealing with Rejections and Setbacks                  

Writing after Major Losses                                  

Get Your Fear Shot!                                           

 

IV FAMILY MATTERS

Set Boundaries to Write More                            

Creativity and Noise: Do They Mix?                    

Hats Off to Mom Writers                                   

Household Have-to’s                                        

Writers: Always Working                                   

Busy—or Crazy Busy?                                      

A Parent’s Writing Schedule                             

Writing through Relationship Struggles               

Combining Babies, Bylines and School-Age Children

Writing during the Teen and Early Adult Years          

Running on Parallel Tracks                                       

Cherish the Commonplace