Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tuesday's QBR...More Writer's First Aid:Getting the Writing Done

I have been following Kristi Holl's blog, Writer's First Aid, for the past few months. She has a so many practical tips for writers.  So, when I heard that she was finishing up More Writer's First Aid, I was eager to get a copy.
Description from Amazon:
You won't actually find bandages or medicine in More Writer's First Aid. But in 48 short chapters, you will find cures for dealing with disappointment and jealousy, writing despite physical and emotional pain, and banishing procrastination once and for all, and combining writing with parenting (from infancy to adulthood.) "We're all in this together" has been Kristi's constant reminder to readers of her first book and her blog.

My Take:
I loved the short chapters. I have young children, so to be able to sit and read a chapter or two at random times of the day were great for me. I also loved that at the end of many of the chapters she has some "homework" to help push you towards better writing. All very practical.  The best part about this book is that she takes these tips not just from other articles or books, but from her own personal life. She gives examples, good ones, from her 30 years of writing and 25 years of teaching writing.  I felt encouraged by reading this book. I feel like I've gotten a kick-start back into writing again.  I needed some "first aid" and got it. I really believe that it doesn't matter what stage of life you are in or what stage of writing you are in, either way you will get so much out of this book.

Details on how to get your own copy:
Kindle version can be found here on Amazon.
Or if you don't want the Kindle version, you can order directly from Kristi here.

3 comments:

KarenG said...

Sounds like a fun read! I definitely need some writing first aid myself LOL. I've been such a slacker.

MaDonna Maurer said...

I think "Slacker" would describe my writing this past month or so...but working on kicking it's boo-tay and getting on with the writing life.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Adeeva Afsheen said...


Banned complain !! Complaining only causes life and mind become more severe. Enjoy the rhythm of the problems faced. No matter ga life, not a problem not learn, so enjoy it :)

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