Book Review: Heinleins Rules 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

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Book Review: How to Write Fiction Sales Copy 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

Book Review: The Writer’s Business Plan by Tonya D. Price, MBA

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

Book Review: Wives of War by Soraya M. Lane

During World War II, three women join the ranks of United Kingdom’s Army as nurses. A debutante, an Irish lass, and an affluent woman hoping to become a doctor become friends amid the hardships of caring for men wounded in battle with little sleep, rationed food, and the constant danger of injury and death themselves.

Book Review: The Tiger in the House by Jacqueline Sheehan

The Tiger in the House Jacqueline Sheehan Genre: Fiction/Mystery From the first page to the last, it was difficult to put this book down. I was captivated from the very start. The Tiger in the House revolves around sisters Delia and Juniper as Delia is preparing to wrap up her career in child services. They … Continue reading Book Review: The Tiger in the House by Jacqueline Sheehan

Book Review: The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

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

Book Review: Self-Editing on a Penny by Ashlyn Forge

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