I love this book! Beautifully written, it’s full of practical, down to earth advice, as well as more thought-provoking passages, and things I’d never thought of, or didn’t know, before. ~ Abi Burlingham, author and artist
An invaluable addition to your writer’s bookshelf. I have recommended it to several authors and will be rereading it myself as I need to. ~ Cressida Dowling, The Book Analyst
Inspiring, enabling, but not at all wishy washy – it rightly emphasizes the necessity of working at this craft. ~ Gill Payne, aspiring writer
Most writing manuals are aimed at people seeking publication for the first time, whereas Alexander has much to say about mid- or late-career crises in which a writer can feel stale, even trapped by success, and in need of a fresh approach. ~ Linda Newbery, Costa Book Prize
Jenny writes in such an easy, friendly and re-assuring style that it’s tempting, if you are a galumphing reader like me, to speed through the pages. I’d advise reading this book with a pencil in hand, underlining sentences that resonate, and suggestions that require deeper pondering... ~ Penny Dolan, children’s author
A philosophy which will make you feel even better about your writing life. ~ Alex Gutteridge, children’s author
About the Author
Since her first book was published in 1994, Jenny Alexander has written about 150 fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults, articles in magazines including Mslexia, The Author and Junior Education, several interactive CDRoms and a writing app. Jenny teaches workshops on the art and craft of writing fiction, non-fiction and memoir, for everyone from complete beginners to published authors. She has worked for national organisations such as The Arvon Foundation, The Society of Authors, The Scattered Authors’ Society and The Writing Retreat, as well as a wide variety of local groups, from home-educated children to people in the workplace.