On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts

“A genial marriage of practice and theory. For writers new and seasoned. This book is a winner.”

—Philip Gulley, Bestselling Author of Front Porch Tales and The Harmony series

“… this title’s strong point is helping a writer build a sustainable writing life amidst life’s many responsibilities and competing dreams.”

Huffington Post

AUTHORS: Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig

PUBLISHER: T.S. Poetry Press

SYNOPSIS: Is your writing life all it can be?

Let this book act as your personal writing coach, to explore the writing life you already have and the writing life you wish for, and close the gap between the two. Gain insights through helpful stories from the authors’ established writing careers. Explore twelve simple (but vital) habits—through journaling, writing prompts, bonus activities, and discussion questions—that will help you build a more sustainable and satisfying writing life.

PURCHASE: On Being a Writer is available from Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle, from Barnes & Noble in Paperback and Nook, and in bulk wholesale from Ingrams.

Again and again - Charity and Ann (1)

“On Being a Writer is that rare guide to writing that is both practical and inspiriting. Ann Kroeker and Charity Singleton Craig show—wisely and winsomely—how the habits of writing are inextricably connected to the habits of being.”—Karen Swallow Prior, author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions—The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist

I become one of those people - Ann

“Ann and Charity bring a terrific mix of professionalism, wisdom, and FUN to the writing life! You could use their insights in this book to help you individually or in a group setting. You could use this book to run your own writing workshop. Keep a copy next to your keyboard (or pen), and make writing a seamless part of your living.”—Monica Sharman, from an Amazon Review

Finding the thing -Charity

“Opening the pages of this book feels a bit like sitting in the office of your favorite college professor, donning his tweed jacket with elbow patches. Knowing. Approachable. Craig and Kroeker weave threads of sage advice for the writer who is longing to truly live a writer’s life.”—Elizabeth Marshall, from an Amazon Review

we are compelled to start - Charity

“Because I’m a writer, I am regularly asked this one question by other aspiring writers: ‘Where do I begin?’ Lately, I have been recommending On Being a Writerby Ann Kroeker and Charity Craig. I recommend it to anyone who aspires to be a writer, anyone who has begun to seriously explore publication, and anyone who already has years of experience under his or her writing belt.” —Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of Love Idol: Letting Go of Your Need for Approval and Seeing Yourself through God’s Eyes



Charity Singleton Craig

Charity Singleton Craig is a writer, author, and speaker, helping readers grow in their faith and experience true hope in the middle of life’s joys and sorrows. She is the author of My Year in Words: what I learned from choosing one word a week for one year and coauthor of On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts.

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