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Featuring a guest post from Mariëlle S. Smith, author of the 52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner

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‘A brilliant, supportive, challenging workbook, highly recommend.’ Jamie Sands

You, too, can become the writer you’ve always wanted to be!

The 52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner:

• makes you plan, track, reflect on, and improve your progress and goals for an entire year long;

• invites you to dig deep through thought-provoking prompts and exercises; and

• helps you unravel the truth about why you aren’t where you want to be.

Two years after publishing the first volume of 52 Weeks of Writing, writing coach and writer Mariëlle S. Smith brings you the updated third volume. Similar in style but reflecting the tweaks made to her coaching practice during the pandemic, 52 Weeks of Writing Vol. III is even better equipped to help you get out of your own way and on to the path towards success.  

Ready to start living your writing dream? Order your copy now.

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Excerpt from 52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner


Each writing prompt is optional. If, for whatever reason, it does not speak to you, let it be. Who knows? It might make more sense to do the prompt later in the process.

Take a moment to reflect on all the writing goals you’ve set for this year. Now,

grab a piece of paper and write down the following words:

I give myself permission to create.

Once you’re done, stick it in a place where you’ll see it daily.

Guest Post from Mariëlle S. Smith

Q: If you had a 53rd week, what prompt would you add to the book and why?

There is a fifty-third week, actually! Because a year is always fifty-two weeks and a bit, I’ve decided to sneak in a full extra week. So yes, there’s also a fifty-third prompt, and it asks you to reflect on all the previous writing prompts in this volume.

Which did you enjoy the most? Which were particularly difficult to tackle? What did each prompt teach you about yourself and your writing? Did you skip any, and why?

Since that fifty-third writing prompt is already in there, how about I share the fifty-third prompt from the second volume instead? It’s perfect to do now, as the year is coming to a close.

How many words have you written since starting this journey? How many hours? How many stories or poems?

If you haven’t tracked any of it, perhaps you can roughly estimate how much time you’ve spent writing?

Are you happy with this number? How does it shape your intention for the year to come? Will you be aiming for the same? Will you be trying to write more?

Whatever your answer, write it down here. Set that intention.

About Mariëlle S. Smith

author Mariëlle S. Smith

Mariëlle S. Smith is a writer, writing coach, and editor. She lives in Cyprus, where she organises private writer’s retreats, is inspired 24/7, and feeds more stray cats than she can count.

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