Category: Books for Writers

Books for Writers-Writing Irresistible Kidlit

A Review by Jean Matthew Hall of Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers by Mary Kole. Writing Irresistible Kidlit is a Writer’s Digest book. It was published in 2012. I write picture books because…

Review-Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

A Review by Jean Matthew Hall of STEERINIG THE CRAFT: A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY GUIDE TO SAILING THE SEA OF STORY by Ursula K. LeGuin Dear Writers, If the beauty of language thrills you; If you love weaving words, sounds and silences as they move…

Books for Writers – Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers

Another Book for Writers – Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers At the Ohio Christian Writers Conference I purchased the little book Connections: Social Media and Networking Techniques for Writers by Edie Melson. I’m already making use of Melson’s suggestions in my…

How to Write Short Stories

How to Write Short Stories and Use Them to Further Your Writing Career (Kindle Edition) by James Scott Bell. Published by Compendium Press in 2016. In high school and college I enjoyed reading short stories immensely. I still do. I like taking on projects…

Rhyming Picture Books The Write Way

Rhyming Picture Books The Write Way by Laura Purdie Salas and Lisa Bullard is the second book in the Children’s Writer Insider Guides that I have read. It follows the same short and sweet format as Picture Books The Write Way. I like that….

Picture Books the Write Way

 A Children’s Writer Insider Guide from Mentors For Rent – Lisa Bullard and Laura Purdie Salas. Picture Books the Write Way by Lisa Bullard and Laura Purdie Salas is one of my newest books On My Kindle Shelf. It contains about 40 pages that answer…

Called To Write-Part 2

Called To Write: Biblical Truths For Bloggers and Authors By Rev. C.M. Logan and K.M. Logan Has it been a while since you signed a writing contract? You know, for that incredible novel on your hard drive? Or for your adorable picture book? Maybe…

Ten things to do by Linda Ashman

Many thanks to author Linda Ashman for permission to “borrow” this page from her website.  Linda is the author of more than thirty-five delightful picture books and the creator of The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. Her books have been included on…

Called to Write-Part 1

Called to Write: 7 Principles to Become a Writer on Mission By Edna Ellison and Linda Gilden, published in 2014 Called to Write: 7 Principles to Become a Writer on Mission identifies seven key competencies required to become a writer on mission for God. Each…

On My Kindle Shelf

I have more than one book shelf, you know. One is tangible—I love its ready accessibility and it’s physical beauty. But the other—my Kindle Shelf—is so mobile and convenient that I love it, too. Several of the books on my Kindle are for writers….

On My Shelf Again

The books that belong On My Shelf have been packed in boxes and out of sight and reach for more than a month. And my “shelf” didn’t even exist. For this writer that’s kind of like trying to type or word process my words…

The Way Back Part 2

I have to get my creative thinking back on track. Since December 30, I’ve been focused almost entirely on getting settled into our condo. Buying things, hanging things, returning things, unpacking things, donating unneeded things and cleaning things became all important to me. I…

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