Posts Tagged ‘Books on Writing’
  • This is a review of the book Create Your Writer Platform by Chuck Sambuchino. I enjoyed this book and thought it was well written.  Mr. Sambuchino coaches the aspiring writer (primarily of non-fiction, although fiction writers will also find some good tips in this book) on creating a solid platform from which they can best reach their target audience.  He stresses the importance of having a well-oiled platform up and running before attempting to pitch a book, and being keenly aware of y... more »
  • This book gets 3/5 stars for feeling somewhat disorganized and repetitive.  The writing kind of felt like a long magazine article rather than a book.  Much of the material comes from author interviews, but it feels as if Ms. Stone tried to organize her book around the material from her interviews, resulting in some material that didn't seem to fit neatly into her categories.   Also, the writing style used is very fact-driven, and I felt like I never really heard the author's voice.  Des... more »
  • This book was first published in 1932.  Despite its age, it offers some important insights into the art of writing.  Dorothea doesn't speak much about the actual craft of writing, but rather advises beginners on how to become disciplined, hard-working, inspired writers.  In most cases, it is only through consistent effort that a writer can hope to find the elusive genius: the part of her that surfaces when her conscious, logical side and unconscious, artistic side have learned to work tog... more »