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VERY USEFUL FOR WRITERS AT ANY STAGE
on 17 January 2014
I have a masters degree in creative writing and am a veteran of writing courses and by now should know most of what there is to know about writing but I found this book invaluable. I purchased it on Kindle because I had stopped writing and was desperate for inspiration and having read it, I have been reminded to stop waiting for inspiration and get on with it. The most useful advice is to know what you're going to write tomorrow today, ie, have some idea of what you want to write next. Instead of thinking I'll focus on this tomorrow, I actually sit in bed, think about where the story is, then think about where it needs to go, and write out a sketch of the next scenes. This makes all the difference. When I sit down to write, I am no longer overwhelmed or daunted by a blank screen because I know what I'm going to write and start writing straight away.
I have not checked my wordcount as I want to ease myself into the process but I feel confident that I'm nearly up to two thousand words a day and, most importantly, that my story is developing as it should. This book does not contain anything I don't know or shouldn't have learnt over the years but it is well written and to the point which makes all the difference. I am sure that further readings will reveal further advice and guidance.
This book is useful for a writer at any stage of their writing development and will definitely be my go-to book if my confidence starts to wane.