Good Girls Don’t Become Best-Sellers—Channeling Your Inner “Bad Girl” to Reach Your Dreams

for any of you who’ve been told the odds are against you…

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I am currently reading Kate White’s I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know. There are bad books, okay books, good books and great books. But there is another kind of book and it’s the rarest.

The game-changer.

White has a witty, sassy style. She is seamlessly intelligent and down-to-earth in her fiction. And guess what? Her nonfiction delivers more of the same.

I’ve never recommended a book I haven’t finished, but this one has me far too excited. Even if Ms. White devolves into dirty limericks for the rest of the book? I still feel I have spent my money well. There are some points she makes which I feel are especially poignant and applicable to writers.

Part of the reason I’m referring to her book in this blog (even though I’m not yet finished) is that I might just chicken out unless I…

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4 thoughts on “Good Girls Don’t Become Best-Sellers—Channeling Your Inner “Bad Girl” to Reach Your Dreams

  1. Great post!!!!!!!!! Perfect timing, thanks a million for forwarding it 🙂

    On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 5:58 PM, Kat Drennan – Author wrote:

    > katdrennan posted: “for any of you who’ve been told the odds are against > you…”

      • I HAD NO IDEA THAT GENDER MADE SUCH A DIFFERENCE AMONG WRITERS, I’VE ALWAYS PUT EMPHASIS ON CONTEXT. ALL THE OTHER GARBAGE’ IS EXTRANEOUS, NOTHINGNESS. WHEN I READ A BOOK I ENTER A WORLD, A REALM, WITH FULL BLOWN EXPECTATION, EXCITMENT, ANTICIPATION. HER BLOG WAS ENLIGHTENING, ESPECIALLY FOR JUST ONE WHO READS. I READ A BOOK A FEW YEARS BACK CALLED “FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY”, SOME OF WHAT SHE MADE REFERENCE TO IN HER BLOG BROUGHT THIS TO MIND. NOT ONLY THE FEAR ISSUE, BUT AS PEOPLE WE MUST ALWAYS PUSH RIGHT TO THE EDGE OF THE OLD COMFORT ZONE, BALANCING BETWEEN A SMIDGIN OF RESOLVE, AND PUSH.

      • Lately I’ve adopted the “nothing [important, exciting, creative, new, bold, revolutionary, blockbusting, extraordinary] happens in the comfort zone” approach. Thanks so much for commenting.

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