Monday, March 26, 2012

Shawn Smucker - Building a Life Out of Words

Recently I was lucky enough to receive an opportunity to read an advanced copy of Shawn Smucker's ebook, Building a Life Out of Words, releasing today.  I connected with Shawn on Twitter while laboriously growing my community of writers and am daily inspired by his musings on writing and life in general.

Shawn's ebook chronicles his first year trying to make a living as a writer.  Words and the construction of sentences seem effortless to him; his writing and fantastic life observations pull you in the second you start his story.  Within the words, Shawn shares a year of struggles, uncertainty and the importance of blind faith and courage.

I myself am not a person of faith and find it amazingly hard to have blind faith in anything.  I've been asked recently to have blind faith in someone and Shawn's ebook fell into my lap at an apropos time.  His story will give you hope, convince you to try traveling the road less followed and make you believe that, even when you cant see the end of the road, things might just wind up okay after all.            

As a writer trying to still get my writing feet under me, I found Shawn's book inspirational and timely.  But Shawn's story is about something bigger than just the writing.  Anyone and everyone will find a fantastic
message about life and living in Building a Life Out of Words.

Shawn blogs (almost) daily at He is currently traveling the country for four months with his wife and four children in a big, blue bus named Willie, looking for service opportunities as well as other writers to meet up with. You can find him on Facebook (Shawn Smucker, Writer) and Twitter (@shawnsmucker)  His ebook can be found at

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