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Butt-In-Chair: No Excuses, Just Writing

by Jennifer on April 7, 2010

Butt-In-Chair: A no-excuses writing productivity guide for writers who struggle to get started is a downloadable eBook created to help you sit down and start writing, by giving you concrete writing methods, tools and ideas for getting writing done.

Each section contains:

  • Guidance and support–Each section is written to help you work through all the things that hold you back and find effective ways to develop a habit of writing.
  • Sit Down and Write!–At the end of each section, there’s a box loaded with writing exercises and journal prompts. All designed to get you writing.

There’s also an Appendix full of printable worksheets and checklists that you can fill out, write all over, tear apart and utilize to help you make the most of the available writing hours you have each day/week.

This 117-page eBook is designed to do one thing and one thing only: Get you writing!

To learn more about this eBook (or to purchase a copy of it), visit the Butt-In-Chair page.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Adam Townsend, Staff Writer April 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I’m the layout and designer for Butt-in-Chair (thanks for your patience, Jen). I’m also a full-time newspaper reporter for the Orange County Register.
I just want to say that your book is super helpful.
Though at work I have a screaming man breathing down my neck demanding copy (a good strategy for avoiding procrastination that may be impractical for writers outside the newspaper industry), I often put off my own writing projects, which are the ones that mean the most to me.
The lists and strategies in Butt-in-Chair have helped me a ton in just the few weeks I’ve read it.
The great thing is, I’ve also applied Jen and Joe’s strategies to promoting my design business, Townsend Creative Imaging. By making detailed to-do lists and a contract with myself as outlined in the book, I’ve gotten to the point where I’m launching my own Web site this weekend!
Thanks, Jen!

2 jennifer blanchard April 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm

@Adam Townsend Thanks so much for your review! I’m glad to hear that the book is helping you with your business. Please make sure you send me a link so I can check your site out.

3 Werner April 16, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Years ago, I met Augusten Burroughs (of ‘Running with Scissors’ fame) and had the opportunity to ask him how he writes. “Butt glue”, he replied, “Glue your butt to the chair and stay there until you begin to write and stay there until you’re done.”

4 Jenna January 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Will this help people who are trying to write blog posts? I am looking for something that gives a structure for writing articles for a blog.

5 Jennifer January 19, 2011 at 8:31 pm

@Jenna Unfortunately it won’t. This eBook is about getting started writing. If you want to learn how to outline a blog post, you should read this article: http://www..com/how-to-create-a-simple-outline-for-your-writing

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