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- Print Length: 102 pages
- Publication Date: December 7, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B019453X3C
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,001,312 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Even with the limited view on working a day job and NaNoWriMo, I recommend this book for the novice writer or even the experienced writer who might need a little push to get back to their story. The book is written well, easy to understand and has many valuable points and prods to get you on the road to writing daily. There are also many helpful suggestions on organizing your thoughts, keeping facts about story, location and character straight, as well as ways to build good writing habits. 4.3 stars.
Jokes apart, this book is a perfect help and the 'Go To' guide for new writers as well as experienced ones. The manner in which it is written is to get across a point without beating around the bush. There are no complicated statements whatsoever. Each chapter ends up offering something new to the reader. Yes, there might me a few tips and tricks suggested that you may already know. However, these act as gentle reminders that there is a lot of work to be done with no scope for excuses.
Anita uses simple language to make her thoughts clear. She offers practical tips for people to adopt and implement in their lives. It is true, every woman has a story to share and every woman is busy, be it as a homemaker or as a working woman. Yet, there is always the need for a gentle push towards penning down personal thoughts. This book does just that.
To sum up, there is a writer in every 'Busy Woman', but there is a need for someone to show you the way out and write your story. This book is the perfect friend, philosopher, guide you need in order to become an author.
P.S - Thanks Anita. Your book has definitely inspired me to stop procrastinating and getting ahead eith my next book!!!
My favorite suggestion: 'Get out a few Popsicle sticks, write the chores that need to be done on each of them, and have everyone pull the same number of sticks. This prevents people from always doing the same chores and helps your kids learn how to do it all (so eventually, you don’t have to).' - Anita Evensen
If you need help finding the time to write a book, then The Busy Woman's Guide to Writing and Finishing a Novel: Stop Procrastinating and Get It Done will be most beneficial.
This book would have been more aptly named: The Busy Mother’s Guide to Writing and Finishing a Novel. For what it was, the book was pretty on-point. There were tons of useful tips, motivational speeches, and advice valuable to any writer—not just women. The book was written in a very conversationalist tone—though at times it did come across as almost a little preachy. You could definitely tell the author’s views on specific subjects, and while it wasn’t too obtrusive, in the back of my head I cringed a little.
The thing that did stick out for me overall was that this book wasn’t geared so much towards women, as it was mothers specifically. There were entire chapters, and multiple references to writing while also taking care of children—and while that isn’t bad… I mean this is a book geared towards women… at the same time, I felt a little off-put by it. It felt as if the book lacked an impartial author, and even though I have a child of my own, I felt the need to skip the sections that pertained to mothering. I don’t need someone to tell me how to effectively mother. That isn’t why I picked up this book. Not every woman has children, and the amount of time spent on writing vs mothering seemed disproportionate.
That aside, the book was great. It was helpful, I felt motivated to write afterward, and really, what more could I ask for out of a guide all about stopping procrastination?