52 books in 52 weeks: How to Write a Novel

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 25. I was a tad disappointed with How to Write a Novel by Jonathan Reid. The sub-title reads: "a blueprint for fiction writing & how to outline your novel using the snowflake method". The snowflake method is still … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: How to Write a Novel

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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

52 books in 52 weeks: How to Write Fiction – a Guardian masterclass

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 4. How to Write Fiction - a Guardian masterclass is similar to the 60-minute masterclass books in that it takes around 60 minutes to read it from cover to cover. There, however, is where any similarities end. The book … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: How to Write Fiction – a Guardian masterclass

52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Short Stories – a 60 minute masterclass

I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 3. Writing Short Stories - a 60 minute masterclass by Shelley Weiner took me just under 60 minutes to read. But I was lucky to get through it as the literary comparisons and the lack of practical exercises … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Writing Short Stories – a 60 minute masterclass