Finally, my promised book review of Kristi Holl's latest book, More Writer's First Aid: Getting the Writing Done.
Before I knew who Kristi Holl was, I had purchased a copy of her book, Writer's First Aid. After following her blog for some time now, I had the exciting opportunity to review her new book, More Writer's First Aid. Just like her blog, Kristi consistently delivers hope "to ease the pains of the writing life and help make your writing dreams come true." If you struggle with consistency, focus, time, fear, setbacks, inspiration, or family commitments, then this is definitely the book for you. It is divided into four main sections with twelve short articles, or chapters, in each section. My favorite chapter is "Breaking the Procrastination Cycle." I never knew that procrastination happened in stages and that they were predictable. I'm still trying to identify my own specific problems and the root causes. More Writers First Aid is a book to read and re-read year after year. Encouragement goes a long way to help us persevere until we're published. If that's your goal, then you definitely need this book. And if you're already published, Kristi's advice will provide the encouragement and inspiration you need to get published again and again.
And for Mother's Day, I'm going to buy a hard copy from Amazon.com for myself. The digital PDF version just doesn't do it for me.
Keep on keepin' on...
5th: High 5 Interviews (with debut picture book authors)
14th: Top 10 Story Elements for Picture Books (a book study)
22nd: Lucky Clover Picture Book Contest (announcements)
30th: Pot-O-Gold Awards (blogs, authors, websites, books - not just PB)
FRIDAYS: Read-4-Luck (i.e. PPBF - Perfect PB Fridays)
SATURDAYS: Writers Who Run (ALL writers)