52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner
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In the midst of the global panic about COVID-19, there are some positives that I’m choosing to focus on, and one of them is the latest book review with Rachel’s Random Resources. 52 Weeks of Writing is an author journal and planner from Mariëlle S. Smith.


Title: 52 Weeks of Writing

Author: Mariëlle S. Smith

Length: +/- 433 Pages

Purchase On: Author Website


Are you ready to become the writer you were always meant to be?

52 Weeks of Writing will get you cracking by making you plan, track, reflect on, and check in with your progress and goals an entire year long.

52 Weeks of Writing will help you dig deep by offering questions and writing prompts designed to unravel whatever truths about your writing you’re ready for.

52 Weeks of Writing will keep you inspired by delivering a thought-provoking writing quote every week.

  • Do you struggle with setting goals that reflect your daily reality?
  • Do you want to practise breaking goals down into manageable chunks?
  • Would you like more insight into your writing habit(s) and figure out why you keep getting in your own way?
  • And do you want to create a sustainable writing practice that honours your needs and desires as a writer?

Then the 52 Weeks of Writing: Author Journal and Planner is for you.

52 Weeks of Writing brings together every lesson Mariëlle S. Smith has learned as a writing coach and writer. Wary as she is of comparisonitis and unhealthy competition, this author journal and planner was designed to help writers develop and fine-tune a practice that works for them.

If you’re ready to get out of your own way and become the writer you’re meant to be, pick up your copy of 52 Weeks of Writing today.

My Review

52 Weeks - cover-image

First Impressions

I love journals and planners – stationery in general – so when the option to review this book came up, I jumped at it.

The design is pretty and easy on the eye as an e-book, but printing in black and white from home, loses the effect and gets pricey. I’d definitely recommend buying a hard copy of it.

The Writing

Well, there isn’t really much to say about the writing here, because with the journal/planner, I basically did most of the writing. Having said that, I do feel that there is room for a little bit more guidance on certain tasks, but it’s also quite difficult to balance guidance with letting the reader explore by themselves.

The writing prompts were interesting in that they weren’t really based on fiction, but focused more on me as a writer. They dealt with things holding me back from writing, my goals related to writing, and much more. I haven’t completed all of it, because we haven’t had 52 weeks in the year yet, but some of the questions left me in deep thought – always a good thing.

Given recent events and how many people are currently in lock down at home, this may just be the perfect opportunity for some introspection and the journal will certainly help with that.

Recommended Readers

Anyone who loves journalling.

Author Bio

Mariëlle S. Smith

Mariëlle S. Smith is a coach for writers and other creatives, an editor, (ghost) writer, and custom retreat organiser. In 2019, she moved to Cyprus, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, where she organises private writer’s retreats, is inspired 24/7, and feeds more stray cats than she can count.

Social Media Links –

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mswordsmith

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariellessmith/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtnYOpjmj83mvMM2L348F1w


52 Weeks - Giveaway

Visit https://mswordsmith.nl/en_GB/giveaway/ to enter!