Books about the craft of writing in all genres and mediums.
Book Review: Hurling Words into Darkness: A Book Doctor’s Dose of Brain Science for Writers
If you're looking for guidance and inspiration beyond the mechanics of writing, this is a good read to help round out your knowledge and expertise
Book Review: NetGalley’s Book Advocate Toolkit
I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for anything called a 'toolkit'. This appeals to my self-taught, DIY driven nature.
Book Review: How to Master the Art of Writing Children’s Books
If you're of the opinion that children are simple creatures who are content with simple books that are absurdly easy to produce, you need to take a step back and read this book.
Book Review: Authors, Steal This Book: 67 Business Ideas for the Writers of the Future
This needs to be a living, adaptable document, not a static, frozen-in-time book.
Book Review: A Quick Guide to Draft2Digital: How to Publish a Book in the Digital Age
The first time an author publishes their own indie book, the process is a mixture of excitement and confusion. If I'd know about Draft2Digital back then, my publishing journey might have gone a…
Book Review: Mastering Your Mystery: Write, Publish, and Profit with Your Mysteries & Thrillers
One of my goals as an author is to write a murder mystery someday. Knowing me, it'll probably be a foodie-cozy-comedy caper, but even with that lighthearted notion, I'd like to do it…
Book Review: The Heroine’s Journey
I just finished the book. I'm feeling enlightened, and much more knowledgeable about myths and archetypes.
Book Review: The Play’s the Thing (and how to write it)
One fine morning I had a brainstorm of an idea for a story plot, but the more I worked on it, it started to feel like something that should be presented in the…
Book Review: Chasing His Own Tale
Chasing His Own Tale by Marc Vun KannonMy rating: 4 of 5 stars His Muse is on strike…His Hero hates his lines…His Villain has sworn revenge…The Editors are in revolt…What’s an Author to…
Book Review: How to Market a Book
How to Market a Book: Overperform in a Crowded Market by Ricardo Fayet My rating: 5 of 5 stars As the Brits say, “It does what it says on the tin”. There’s dozens…
Book Review: Book Title Generator
Book Title Generator: A Proven System in Naming Your Book by Scott Lorenz My rating: 5 of 5 stars I had low expectations for this book, but it exceeded all of them. Just…
Book Review: Words Fail Me
Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing by Patricia T. O’Conner My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the best writing advice books around. It’s written in an…
Book Review: Bird by Bird
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott My rating: 5 of 5 stars I deliberately read Bird By Bird slowly – her ‘lessons’ are short, sometimes just a…