Long time readers here know that a lot of what I post about has to do with inspiring writers to get on with it and just start writing. It’s not always easy to do and in fact many folks lock up when it comes to the act of sitting down and making the words flow. This great E-book will do wonders for helping folks get on track.
Earlier this week I received a tweet from Laurie Pawlik-Kienlin. She has a number of websites that weave quotes into the content that help bring the intended points home. One of these blogs is Quips and Tips for Writers. I know Laurie through my interaction with her on that site. I’ve always found her advice to be sound and every time I go there I learn something new. So when I saw the tweet that she had a new E-book, I was all about writing a review.
When I received the E-book I was not disappointed. It was full if the kind of wisdom I was used to getting on Quips and Tips. At under 70 pages, it is a quick read and the format of the book allows the reader to take on whichever chapter “speaks” to them first. This isn’t the kind of book that necessarily requires the reader to sequentially move through the chapters.
In a lot of ways, the title of this book really says it all. The information here is designed to positively influence writers (or those who want to write) to get on with their writing. It does this by identifying the most common attributes of being stuck and then provides real world solutions for setting things on fire.
The book is divided into three chapters:
- Solutions for Slow Starters
- Tips for Writers Who Keep Getting Distracted
- Tips for Tying up Loose Ends
Within each of these chapters, specifics are addressed regarding each topic.
I like the format a lot because it is easy to go to an area that I know is a weakness for me. Once I’m there the words of wisdom are short, inspirational and easy to digest. Her “world famous” quips really do help to drive the points home. There is something about seeing these quotes from famous authors that makes me feel like I can do what I’m trying to accomplish.
I would recommend this for writers of both the new and the seasoned variety. I know there are times when I’m just plain stuck. My muse is MIA and nothing is getting put to paper. It would be nice to have this book around to help inspire.
For a closer look at the table of contents or to order the ebook you can go to the web site: http://theadventurouswriter.com/fireupthemuse/
If you end up getting the book, I’d be interested in hearing what you think.
Hey Laurie, thanks for giving me the opportunity to review the E-book!