You may have thought about writing a book. Research indicates most people do. If you are wondering how to determine the topic, how to develop good writing habits, how to keep the momentum going, this book is for you. MacDonald does a good job of helping you get clarity on the message to share and how to determine the length of the book. She has practical suggestions to prevent self sabotage, writing the first draft and saving editing for later.
I really appreciate the information in this book. While I learned a great deal about the writing process, my favorite part of the book is about receiving criticism. Her insights on that topic are very helpful.
MacDonald inspired me to commit to writing and has given me the tools to do so. While she is an advocate of independent or self publishing, this book ends at the finished manuscript. How to get that book loaded up to a retail site and actually available for purchase is not included.
I recommend this book to people drawn to writing, suspecting they have a message to share. You'll find out how to get clarity on the message and receive valuable information on the writing process.
My rating:4/5 stars.
Morgan Gist MacDonald is a writing coach and editor of nonfiction writing, as well as the founder of Paper Raven Books. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and three children. You can follow her informative blog at http://paperravenbooks.com/blog/.
Paper Raven Books, 138 pages.