September 27, 2011

Help! for Writers by Roy Peter Clark

Help! for Writers by Roy Peter Clark is an essential tool for writers to use when working on a project, or trying to work on one and experiencing some form of writer’s block. If you’re a writer, this book should be on your desk or in your bookshelf.

Book Description
The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head.

In HELP! FOR WRITERS, Roy Peter Clark presents an "owner's manual" for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face. In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers ten short solutions to each problem. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. Can't bear to edit yourself? Watch the deleted scenes feature of a DVD, and ask yourself why those scenes were left on the cutting-room floor. HELP! FOR WRITERS offers 210 strategies to guide writers to success.” – Help! for Writers

My Thoughts
Help! for Writers has 210 different problems and solutions to writing. If you’re a writer, you know that many things can “block” you from doing what you should be doing – writing. You might not have an idea to write about, you might be bad with deadlines, or you might be experiencing many other things that happen when trying to write. This book has solutions to most of the problems that writers experience when writing, so if you’re stuck and unable to write, just grab this book and try out some of the ideas suggested to get you writing again.

Overall, I think that this book is a must read for every writer. Roy Peter Clark gives many great ideas on getting inspiration to write, and how to overcome the dreaded writer’s block. This book should really be on the desk, or in the bookshelf of every writer’s workspace. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Help! for Writers, Little, Brown and Company, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I ALWAYS get writer's block. Maybe this book will help me, too. TY for sharing!