52 books in 52 weeks: Story Starters

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 38. Story Starters is a book of fiction writing prompts from Fiction Attic Press - or New York Times award winning author Michelle Richmond. Michelle has been teaching creative writing for a lot of years, and she's a … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Story Starters

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52 books in 52 weeks: The Busy Mom’s Guide to Writing

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 37. The Busy Mom's Guide to Writing by Angela Castillo and Jamie Foley, is the first in a series of (currently) three writers' guides. Later this year, all three books will be available in a boxset, so it … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: The Busy Mom’s Guide to Writing

52 books in 52 weeks: Be a Travel Writer, Live Your Dreams, Sell Your Features

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 27. I have to say I loved this book. And I don't even aspire to be a travel writer - too much hard work for too little remuneration (unless you make it really big, really quickly, or … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Be a Travel Writer, Live Your Dreams, Sell Your Features

52 books in 52 weeks: The Literary Agent’s Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 18. The Literary Agent's Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal by Andy Ross does exactly what it says on the cover. An American book, written by an American literary agent for the American market means that … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: The Literary Agent’s Guide to Writing a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

52 books in 52 weeks: Writing for Magazines – the essential guide

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 10. Writing for Magazines - the essential guide by Diana Cambridge is, I feel, punching above its weight calling itself an essential guide. Granted, there's some useful information, but - in my opinion - there are better guides out … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Writing for Magazines – the essential guide

52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Fight Scenes – Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 9. Writing Fight Scenes: Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors by Rayne Hall is the first in a series on writers' craft* from the same author. It can also be found in the book bundle power pack 1. First, one of … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Fight Scenes – Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors

52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Your First Novel – a 60-minute masterclass

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 8. Writing Your First Novel - a 60-minute masterclass by Shelley Weiner bills itself as the first book in the series, but I'm sure I've read and reviewed earlier ones, including one I thought was, in fact, the first … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Your First Novel – a 60-minute masterclass

52 books in 52 weeks: A Writer’s Guide to Senior Investigating Police Officers in the UK

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 7. A Writer's Guide to Senior Investigating Police Officers in the UK by Kevin N Robinson took me just under an hour to read from start to finish. This really isn't the best way to read it as it's designed to be … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: A Writer’s Guide to Senior Investigating Police Officers in the UK

52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Crime Fiction – a 60 minute masterclass

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 6. Writing Historical Fiction - a 60 minute masterclass by Katharine McMahon took me just over an hour to read from start to finish. I read it on the PaperWhite, and that struggled at first to calculate the total time the … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Crime Fiction – a 60 minute masterclass