- Publisher: Cuesta Park Consulting
- Available in: Hardcover, Paperback, Kindle, ePub, audiobook
- ISBN: 978-0-9864062-2-5
- Published: June 15, 2016
Do you know your best writing process? Do you trust it?
Writing isn’t a single skill—it combines mental processes and activities ranging from idea generation to polishing and publishing. It’s a process that may look slightly different for each of us.
The strongest writers develop and trust a process that works for them at every stage of the work.
When we ignore the process, we get stuck—waiting for inspiration or beating ourselves up for not finding the time to write.
This book guides you through understanding your own best process, whether you’re creating prose or poetry, and whether you write for work, school, fun, or profit.
Master the Inner Game of Writing
The Writer’s Process combines the proven practices of successful authors with cognitive science research about how our minds work.
In these pages, you’ll find:
- Why waiting for inspiration doesn’t work (and how to build creativity into your writing life)
- Strategies for making time to write in a busy, interrupt-driven life
- How to get over the initial anxiety of the blank page and make steady, reliable progress
- What to do if writer’s block shows up
Find out why so many writers have found this book helped them improve their creativity and productivity—and then get started on your own best process.
Where to find the book
The Writer’s Process is available as an audiobook on many platforms (including Audible, Apple Books, Nook Audio, and more.) You can also download it directly from my audiobook store here (at a discount, naturally!) Audible). Find the ebook on Apple Books, Google Play, or your ebook platform of choice. The paperback is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookshop.org or from an indie bookstore near you.
Learn about bulk purchase options.
College and university bookstores can order discounted, returnable copies from the Ingram catalog.
The Writer’s Process is a 2017 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal award winner and a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Silver Medal winner.
Multiple colleges and universities use The Writer’s Process in college writing courses.
It was named among the best self published books of 2016 by Indie Reader.
What Others Are Saying
“Finally someone has taken the cutting edge research in cognitive science and applied it to the craft of writing. Anne Janzer’s The Writer’s Process will give you practical advice on how to beat resistance and get your writing done.”
Author of Your First 1000 Copies
“Creativity isn’t a mystery and neither is writing. The Writer’s Process gives readers a clear-cut process to distill their ideas and get them down on paper more quickly…but also more powerfully.”
Author of The Myths of Creativity
“If you’ve ever struggled with getting your ideas out of your brain and onto something others can access (and who hasn’t?), Anne’s book is for you.”
Author of the WSJ best-seller, Everybody Writes (Wiley)
“This is a fantastic guide for anyone who struggles to get words on paper, and that includes most of us. Writing is not a process that comes naturally to everyone so if you want to make it easier, you need this book. Highly recommended!”
Author of The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan,
Founder of the Nonfiction Authors Association
“If I had Anne Janzer’s Writing Process 40 books ago, I’d probably have written 80 books by now. There are a lot of good books about writing out there, but this is the first to realistically offer assistance based on writing in partnership with your brain, not in opposition to it.”
Roger C. Parker
NY Times-recommended design author,
Top-performing blogger on Content Marketing Institute Blog
From the IndieReader review, The Write Way Around Creative Roadblocks: The Writer’s Process:
“While there is already glut of writing books on the market, Janzer has managed to contribute something to the genre that is uniquely worthwhile for writers of any level.”
From The Readers’ Favorite review by Carla Trueheart:
“This is one of the best books on writing that I have had the pleasure to read.”
From the Writing Quietly blog’s review:
“I’m grateful to Anne Janzer for so many fascinating and supportive insights about the writer’s process. It’s a valuable read with many complex cognitive science ideas clearly articulated. The frameworks are practical for writing more consciously and moving through the writer’s process with clarity.”
From “When Inspiration and Perspiration Are At Odds” – a review on Femgineer by Poornima Vijayashanker:
“I devoured the book in a day. It had the exact answers I had been searching for.”
From The Two Sides of Writing for Content Marketing on the Crowded Ocean blog:
“Reading her book has made writing our own substantially easier—which is probably the highest praise we can give The Writer’s Process.”
From Amazon review by Joel D Canfield, author and anti-resistance coach for writers:
“I’ve been looking for a way to work on multiple books simultaneously but was missing a piece of the puzzle to make it work. Janzer’s tips on staggering Scribe/Muse-oriented processes clarified my thoughts.”