Title: Writing Affirmations: A Collection of Positive Messages to Inspire Writers
Author: Rob Bignell
Genre: How-to, Inspirational
Reading Level: Adult
I’m not here to jump on a bandwagon, but for someone who struggles to read, what I consider “self-help”, I was amazed at how much I enjoyed this book and actually learned from it.
My original intent with this book was to read it as quickly as possible and focus on any positive points I could find so I could write a decent review when the time came. Fortunately for me, life got in the way of my plans and I had to take time to read pages of this book here and there, whenever I could squeeze it in. In doing so, I believe I tricked myself into seeing the true value of this book.
Yes, the book is motivational and helps wannabe writers gain confidence and encouragement, but it is also practical. Finding practical advice and examples to apply within my own path to publication was more than I could have asked for. I think it’s great that the book is broken down into weeks giving a new writer a chance ease into the role of author, but I think it’s versatile enough to be adapted to any schedule or writing plan.
I personally have started to use some of the exercises on projects I started, but never finished. I’m skipping around and using it as a reference. However, it’s still nice to know that should I need motivation, this book can help me get or find motivation.
I recommend this book to anyone wanting to write, whether for pleasure or a career. It’s a great desk top companion or nightstand accessory.
Disclaimer: I received a digital arc of this book in exchange for an honest review and later purchased a copy of my own.
I give this book a 5.
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