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First Steps Painting Watercolors by Cathy Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent primer, 21 May 2014
It does what it says on the tin ...a really good choice not just for a beginner, but actually helpful if you're picking up a brush after a long lapse or want to change mediums.
Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity &hellip by Austin Kleon
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Austin Kleon's last book "Steal Like An Artist" still sits on my "favourites shelf' beside my bed. Perversely, I'm glad I only gave it four stars, because this new one deserves even more. It's a thoroughly enjoyable and insightful take on the vexed subject of how to share one's creative work with the world at large. Highly recommended for those of us who think we'd quite like to "get our work out there" but are spooked by the whole idea of self-promotion. In fact, it's rather more than that - its guiding philosophy is about contribution and being a part of something bigger. Don't imagine that it's 'holier than thou', it's anything but. It's a funky little book, with a… Read more
10 Days to write your first novel by Sean Flanagan
Short, but very much to the point. It's an ambitious programme and I suspect most of us would need ten hours' a day rather than one to get ten chapters sketched out. That would still be pretty amazing. This would more than likely leave you with at least three times' more work editing the draft, which is something our guide and mentor rather skips over but his thesis is that we should actually get something written rather than pussyfooting around. A fair point. Read it to get yourself fired up.
(One slight presentational gripe - personally, I'd like to see far fewer exclamation marks.)