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A Writer on Writing - Advice to Make You a Success by [Jenkins, Sally]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 59 pages
  • Publisher: Tango Press; 1.0 edition (15 Dec. 2013)
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  • Language: English
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Writing magazines, of which there are many, are packed with advice for writers at all levels. Often that advice can be a little overwhelming but this book is perfectly formed to feed the brain with digestible bites.

Sally writes from the experience of a published writer. But she hasn't forgotten how hard it is for a new writer to make that first step. Each article subtly informs without patronising.

From sourcing ideas to making time to write, Sally covers it all. Articles include quotes from other writers, all sharing their experiences that offer the unpublished writer a glimmer of hope.

Both fiction and non-fiction are covered, but much of the advice is universal. If you've yet to be published, then this is an excellent collection to inspire. And for the published writer? Some excellent tips to keep you on track and focused.
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Having enjoyed Sally Jenkins' two collections of short stories and her blog, I thought I'd give this a go, although I wasn't particularly looking for another writer's guide to writing, as I'm an experienced journalist and writer myself. However, I found this a useful quick refresher course on lots of topics and picked up some handy tips that I'd never known before. Jenkins writes in a calm, friendly, authoritative manner and is a real voice of experience. Highly recommended for new writers and old hands alike.

Why not five stars? I felt it was a bit of a pot-pourri and, as she readily explains herself, brings together articles she's had published at different times in writing magazines. That made it feel a bit disjointed, but it's nonetheless a useful and worthwhile book, and very easy to read and digest. Definitely worth the very reasonable purchase price.
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A pertinent summary of the best writing advice from a "real" writer, working in today's multi-media environment and in a book that is bang up to the minute. Aspiring writers have so much information to choose from and a great deal of it written by writers who describe their personal strategies. These can be helpful, but what writers also need is a good summation of "Dos" and "Don'ts". This is a really useful, friendly and accessible self-help book that I shall keep with me at all times. With all those years of experience condensed into a collection of writing gems, the book is great value for money.
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Whether you are just starting your writing journey or have progressed some way along the trail you are certain to find something in this miscellany of tips to make you think and more importantly, act. I tried reading the book in one go but found I just had to stop to send off a quick letter to a magazine and then to get my work backed up before it met the fate of those featured - something I was convinced I had done more recently than six months ago! I think this is a book tht many will read at a sitting yet return to again and again.
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If you’re not raring to get writing by the time you’re halfway through this book then you probably never will be. I turned it into a daily pep talk by reading a section a day at breakfast - it’s the perfect antidote to the frustration of putting writing on hold while minding the kids over the summer holidays.
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Sally writes as a friend giving sound and sensible advice. She covers everything a new writer needs to know about: letter writing, flash fiction, backing up work, approaching editors and even attempting NaNoWriMo (writing 50,000 words in Nov).
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This is a great book on how to approach writing and it contains lots of valuable tips - starting with the most important: Prioritise your writing time.

The style is conversational and easy to read and the examples provided exemplify the points made clearly.

There were a couple of chapters that I skimmed over - not being a non-fiction writer - but the advice provided is sensible, realistic and suitable for those individuals who have always wondered if they could be a writer, but are hesitant to know where to begin.

I would certainly recommend this to any new writers out there. Clear, concise and can be read in one sitting so as not to take up too much valuable writing time.
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I've read quite a few "How to Write" type books over the last few years, but I enjoyed this one because it was clear that the author was writing from relevant personal experience. Each chapter deals with an aspect of writing which is genuinely important to the modern writer, written in a style which is clear, easy to follow and neither patronising, nor daunting. It might be true that no-one can teach you to write, but an experienced writer can certainly point out some likely pitfalls and useful tips which can improve your chances of getting into print. Whether you've been scribbling for years, or you're completely new to writing, Sally's book will provide advice on technical skills, and ideas for pushing your own writing boundaries. I picked up a great tip I'd never thought of before, but I won't tell you what it is - you'll have to read it for yourself!
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