These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.
Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.
Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Review: Writer's Block: The Top Ten Best Method's For Overcoming Writer's Block and Increasing Your Creative Productivity
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Do you want to learn how to stop worrying and start writing that #1 bestselling book? Do you have an amazing idea for a novel, but you can't seem to push through your own mental blocks and put pen to paper?
Such are the questions C.J. Anaya poses in the blurb. When she contacted her advance read team to see who was interested, she spoke of how it would probably appeal to those who have always wanted to be an author or for those with jobs or schooling that require a lot of writing. I can safely say that she spoke the truth. Addressing the two questions in a few short pages, C.J. Anaya hopes to make everyone’s life a little bit easier.
Honestly, I’m not going to write an overly lengthy review for this one. I’ll try to keep it short and concise.
In a very few pages, C.J. Anaya works to answer questions and offer up suggestions. In many cases, especially when it comes to the topic of writing, people are belittling in their means of offering advice. It may not be intentional, yet such a thing happens more often than it should. Fortunately, C.J. Anaya avoids that. She gives the most basic of information without the ‘you should already know this attitude’. She gives advice without any ‘this is what works for me and you should conform to my ways’ undertone. In fact, if this book is anything to go off, the woman is lovely. It’s friendly advice rather than a harsh guide.
A handful of pages are offered up to four main topics: the different types of writers block, covering excuses and distractions, ten easy methods to try out, and the different ways in which people can be inspired. As I said, it’s all basic stuff. It’s not a thousand word story of her success nor is it a professor harking out jargon that will improve your style until you’re a bestseller. It’s a light-hearted way of looking at writing, a simple way of opening up your eyes to the way of the writing world.
Very basic, but this is often what is needed.
As a final note, I would like to thank C.J. Anaya for sending me a copy in exchange for a review. It’s a great help, and I’d certainly recommend it to those needing some light advice.
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