Author Brenda Mohammed gives the reader valuable nuggets of truth to use within their own writing career in How To Write For Success. There is a brief introduction listing the various books the author has written and her ability to encompass different types of literature. The purpose of this book is to show readers that the author has a passion to help other readers fulfill their lifelong dream of writing their own book. I really appreciated the personal stories on how the author writes her own material and how important research is, even before one begins to write. She also lists several Facebook groups she has joined to help promote both her material and herself as an author.
One of the best statements I appreciated within this book is: "A book description is your sales pages. It will sell your book. Make sure it is engaging and can turn a browse into a buy." This is great and valuable information for a writer to understand. There is also listed the importance of copyrighting the material, getting an ISBN number, etc. Whoever gets the ISBN number is considered the publisher. The author has the choice of getting their own or letting the publisher get it for them. Pre-orders are very important to an author. Creating excitement before the book is even printed is huge. There are also many listed things that one can do following publication. Branding yourself is also very important. People must know about you and your material, how to find it and consider reading it. I really enjoyed all the links provided in the e-book, allowing the reader to go to various publishers, writing aids, Facebook groups, etc. This is an asset to any writer at any level, given the detailed information, but for the beginner it is a must-have!
2 How to write for Success: Best Writing Advice I Received" is the eighteenth Book written by Brenda Mohammed. Reading this book shows me the great intelligence possessed by Brenda. She has a masterly command of the English Language and all the advice she has given will be of benefit to readers and writers of any genre. I love how she explains the use of power words and leaving out those unnecessary words that make reading become boring. Use of dialogue and use of action words, character and plot building are also important especially the way she advises to use them in writing. Brenda's skill on the computer is also remarkable and her advice would help new writers to market their books.If you are now getting into writing read this book before you begin.The ideas generated will be of great help to you as Brenda uses her own experiences as she said -from her trials and errors in her writing journey.You will learn a lot from the Questions and Answers Segment of the book. I did."
About the Author
Her first career was banking.
After she retired as a Commercial Area Credit Manager of one of the leading banks in the Caribbean, she worked in the Insurance Industry where she also excelled.
She wrote her first book after her bout with cancer and near death experience.
Her purpose for writing, 'I am Cancer Free' was to tell persons in similar situations that cancer does not have to be a death sentence.
'I am Cancer Free' won the award for Best Non-fiction from Mc Grath House Book Awards in 2016.
Her memoir, 'My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living' was voted second in the category Best Bio/memoirs in the SIBA Awards by Metamorph's Publishing in 2016.
Retirement is Fun, the sequel to My Life as a Banker was a nominee in those Awards.
She is the author of the science fiction series Zeeka Chronicles: Revenge of Zeeka, which placed third in the category Best Science Fiction in SIBA Awards 2017.
Brenda donates books to children's hospitals, national libraries, and school libraries.
She lives with her husband on the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad.
Find out more about Brenda Mohammed on her website at brenchris.allauthor.com
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She loves to interact with other authors and readers.