Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Reviewer Ron Klug Reviews How-To Book for Writers
Write-a-thon: Write your book in 26 days and live to tell about it
By Rochelle Melander
Author's Web site: www.writenowcoach.com
Genre: Writing Reference
Available at www.writersdigestshop.com/product/write-a-thon
Reviewed by Ron Klug
Drawing on her experiences as a writer and writing coach, Melander offers in Write-a-Thon a valuable toolkit for the new writer or practiced writer in need of renewal . Around the idea of a 26-day writing marathon, she provides realistic advice for both fiction and nonfiction projects, guiding the writer through the idea-gathering, preparation, writing and recovery.
I wish I had had this book 40 years ago when I started to write for publication. It would have helped me be more productive with less stress. Now it has led me to a new nonfiction book idea that I plan to write in 26 days.
Even if you're not thinking of writing a book in 26 days, you'll find in Melander's book inspiration, guidance on craft, writing exercises , and a comprehensive bibliography.
~Reviewer Ronald Klug has been a book editor for Harper San Francisco and Ausgburg Fortress and a free-lance writer and editor for 20 years. Author of 20 books including How to Keep a Spiritual Journal and A 40-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoefer. Now retired, he lives in a log cabin where he splits wood, reads, hikes, reads, gardens, reads, canoes, reads. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.