I’m not sure when I first heard of the concept of a bucket list — a list of the things you want to do before you kick the bucket — but it was only in the past couple of years. I’ve been thinking about what might be on my bucket list ever since, even through I haven’t gone so far as to actually write a list out.
I’ve noticed that, not unsurprisingly, a lot of the items that I keep thinking about adding to my hypothetical bucket list have to do with writing. I get the feeling that Dana Sitar, author of A Writer’s Bucket List, had a similar experience.
But Sitar’s ebook isn’t just a list of the writing projects she’d like to do some day. She’s played with the concept and the result is a list of steps you can take to keep your writing from kicking the bucket.
It’s a suprisingly exhaustive list. There’s a try-everything approach that is crucial for new writers to learn. Every writer is different, but there’s such a wide variety here that everyone is bound to find a good fit. While I skimmed through this ebook the first time around, I’ve gone through and cherry-picked a few ideas when I’ve been having trouble getting into a new project. Trying out a new approach serves as a quick pick-me-up for my writing.
In the interest of full disclosure, I’m quoted in this ebook (I got up on one of my standard soap boxes, suggesting that writers need to try out a specific niche) and received a free courtesy copy.