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This book is filled with advice on how to manage your time, create a writing ritual and how to get involved in writer's groups. It is very helpful for the new writer who is trying to find their place in the world. Also I thought the tips on character development would be great for anyone who is trying to write a novel.
This book will explain to you how the publishing world works if you want to go the traditional route. Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar explains all the main players who will be producing the finished product - your perfectly edited book.
Along the way this author also gives some advice on books you need to succeed. You may want to pick up a copy of 2014 Writer's Market too.
So while this does not teach advanced marketing techniques it is helpful. If you are looking for a marketing book too I'd recommend: 1001 Ways to Market Your Books.
I enjoyed this book and think you will too. If you have the heart of a writer you will really relate to this book.
~The Rebecca Review
If you are a newbie writer and struggle with that first draft, the author, Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar, inspires you to do what you love the best every day, and most importantly, she makes you ask the question whether or not you really love writing and why. Is it commercial gain that attracts you the most about publishing industry, or do you strive to be heard by the readers all over the world? Talking about common mistakes new writers make, the author gives you a piece of advice on how to avoid those mistakes and what to do instead, such as how to make your name known, how to learn from others and so on. The book is written simply, and it is short, so you will probably give it 3-4 hours of your time, if not less, but it will stay with you along the way and you will probably read it again and again on different stages of your creative process.
Therefore, if you are experiencing a writer's block and don't know how to move on, maybe getting this e-book is that first step back into the realm of writing you need right now, the inspiration that will make the bestseller you have in your mind become a printed reality.
Reading this book won't make you sell a million copies of your book... but then I didn't expect it to, and I doubt anyone else would expect it to either.
It's a wonderful motivational and instructional piece, in which the author gives candid, honest advice about what it's like to be a writer, as well as a marketer and networker. Using examples from her own life, and the process of submitting her own book to agents and publishers, she opens her life to her readers, letting them know that they're not alone.
There's lots of advice on how to get published the traditional way. I'll admit, I only skimmed those bits, since traditional publishing isn't really something I'm interested in. Still, those sections offer valuable insights into how the publishing world works, and helps you to see things from different perspectives.
I really enjoyed her section on joining or starting a writers group, though. Every writer needs other writers to bounce ideas off of, and who will rip your manuscripts to shreds and expect you to do the same as well. Joining such a group is definitely something I'm going to be strongly considering!
The book ends with some simple writing exercises you can try if you're ever short of ideas or inspiration. I'm definitely going to try some of those!
It's a wonderful book, in which the author poors her heart out on her sleeve; definitely just the inspiration I needed!
This book is such a helpful guide and is chockfull of tips, exercises, humor, and practical advice for any writer, whether you are just starting out or finding yourself consumed with the minutiae of daily living and looking for a way to get your ideas down into some form of structure.
Want to write a book? Let this book guide you. Best of all, Ms. Lakshmi Rajakumar shares specific steps to getting started, daily exercises, and finishing the darn thing! Having published four books and contributed to several more, she knows of what she speaks.
Buy this book!
Rachel Thompson, author A Walk in the Snark, The Mancode: Exposed; founder BadRedhead Media
I would prefer to read a book focusing on epublishing or at least not taking it for granted that I plan to submit my work to a traditional publisher. In today's age it can't be assumed that all writers will choose that route.
This preference is mentioned in the first chapter but it should really be in the description as well.