The Highly Sensitive Person Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. Genre: Nonfiction The Highly Sensitive Person came to my attention by accident when I saw it listed on sale. Just from the title and description, I was already intrigued and the reviews helped me make my decision. I had to read this book. So I bought it. … Continue reading Book Review: The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
Writing into the Dark Dean Wesley Smith Genre: Nonfiction Writing into the dark is how the author refers to writing without an outline. I’ve often heard it referred to as pantsing or discovery writing. Whether you write with or without an outline, this book has value. It’s the first one I’ve come across that talks … Continue reading Book Review: Write into the Dark by Dean Wesley Smith
Heinlein’s Rules: Five Simple Business Rules for Writing Dean Wesley Smith Genre: Nonfiction After reading How to Write Fiction Sales Copy, I jumped into another book by this successful author. Heinlein’s Rules is another short read. I devoured it in just a few days. It was stimulating and enlightening to read. I don’t want to … Continue reading Book Review: Heinleins Rules by Dean Wesley Smith
How to Write Fiction Sales Copy Dean Wesley Smith Genre: Nonfiction So you wrote a story or a novel and you’re ready to present it to the world. But how do you describe it? You want to entice people to spend hard-earned money on your creative work. Dean Wesley Smith has given us some helpful … Continue reading Book Review: How to Write Fiction Sales Copy by Dean Wesley Smith
The Writer’s Business Plan Tonya D. Price, MBA Genre: Nonfiction I have often heard that a writer should have a business plan if they want to make their writing more than a hobby. That’s easier said than done if you don’t have a background in such things. This book is the answer I was looking … Continue reading Book Review: The Writer’s Business Plan by Tonya D. Price, MBA
The Princess Diarist Carrie Fisher Genre: Memoir Starting this review is difficult. I had so many feelings as I read this book. It’s so deeply personal. Here is Carrie in 1976 filming Star Wars at 19 years old as well as what led to her taking the role of Princess Leia. We also meet … Continue reading Book Review: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
Self-Editing on a Penny Ashlyn Forge Genre: Reference (Writing) Independent writers face most of their challenges when their draft is finished. Sure, you go through and do your first edit yourself but then what? You’ll see advice everywhere that you should hire a professional editor. In fact, there are several types of editors you’re supposed … Continue reading Book Review: Self-Editing on a Penny by Ashlyn Forge