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Excelling at the Craft of Writing: 101 Ideas to Move Your Prose to the Next Level August 31, 2016

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 12:02 am



Looking to elevate your craft? Since 2011, the WordServe Water Cooler—the official blog of the WordServe Literary Agency—has allowed writers to encourage, engage, and enrich each other on their writing journeys. Now, the best of the Water Cooler’s writing on craft has been compiled in one place. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, have been working on a novel for decades or are just dipping your toes into the world of publishing, the tips and tricks offered here will take your craft to the next level. The easy-to-read, engaging essays cover a range of topics, from organizing and outlining your work to creating powerful characters and dialogue to fine-tuning your language, style, and voice. With proven advice from more than thirty published authors, Excelling at the Craft of Writing moves from the first seeds of starting your writing project up to the last stages of creating a proposal and pitching your work to agents. For any writer hoping to reinvigorate their writing, this is the place to start.

My thoughts:

No matter what your interest in writing, fiction, non-fiction, devotionals, you will find value in this book.

Each chapter is super short, which makes if very easy to pick up, read a nugget and put it down and pick back up when you have a minute. I really appreciated that as I seem to only have a few minutes at a time most days.

What is exciting about this book is that this is the first in a series full of wonderful advice for the aspiring writer.

I am mostly interested in writing fiction but I found value in reading the chapters on non-fiction as well, because you never know and it could even help with writing a blog or an article for a magazine.

If you are a writer and looking for something to spark your brain this is a book you will want to have ready to read.

Grab your copy at your local book store, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. 


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