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reviewed 42 Rules for Driving Success With Boo.... June 15, 2009
42 Rules for Driving Success With Books: Success Stories of Corporate and Author Thought Leadership
This book is reminiscent of junk mail that entices a reader to buy more based upon repetitive success stories and promises to show the secrets that 'they' don't want you to know. Each spurious rule (eg. …
reviewed The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller. June 07, 2009
The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller
So awhile back the book The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller by Chris Wood wandered across my desk. It's no surprise that I spend a significant amount of time reading, but often I'm not really analyzing …
reviewed Scribd. June 01, 2009
Scribd bills itself as the largest social publishing website in the world or as the new youtube for printed documents. The online platform is a vast repository of original text, font, and color formatted …
reviewed On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. May 11, 2009
On Writing by Stephen King
Stephen King is one of the most well known writers in the world.  It's almost impossible not to be connected to Stephen King in some way.   He has written more than fifty books, such as …
reviewed The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the.... March 30, 2009
The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within
    Whether writing poetry is curse or gift, the cat is out of the bag: the most unexpected people write poetry. It is Stephen Fry's intention to unveil the mystery, which he does …
reviewed Rhodia. February 15, 2009
Rhodia Notebook
The best thing about Rhodia notebooks? They use some of the best quality (ie smoothest) paper grades, which, coming from someone who used to work in book productions and knows all the boring info about …
reviewed The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller. February 13, 2009
The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller
I've read a lot of thrillers. Some were excellent. Others, not so much. I can think of more than a few authors who should have picked up a copy of The Ingredients of a Good Thriller before they started …
reviewed NaNoWriMo. December 29, 2008
National Novel Writing Month
At first, NaNoWriMo can sound absolutely ridiculous to some people. "50,000 words in only a month? Impossible." But I kid you not everyone, it's very popular and thousands of determined writers can prove …
reviewed HubPages. December 16, 2008
HubPages Logo
I have been on many different writers sites - Helium, Squidoo, Print N'Post just to name a few. I finally settled in and made HubPages my writers platform.  I have been a small business owner …
reviewed The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller. December 16, 2008
The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller
Wood, Chris. "The Ingredients of a Good Thriller", LDB Publishing, 2008.    Keeping Readers Tense    Amos Lassen    There seem to be how to …
reviewed The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller. December 14, 2008
The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller
In this book, Chris Wood (the author) laid out all the ingredients of a good thriller (as the title says it all). It is short, and to the point. He also included examples of a good thriller book (The …
reviewed The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do W.... December 14, 2008
The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your
"The Frugal Book Promoter" by Carolyn Howard-Johnson provides more useful, practical, income-producing, and easily-applicable ideas than any book of its kind. And I have over 100 marketing, writing, entrepreneurial …
reviewed The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller. December 11, 2008
The Ingredients Of A Good Thriller
While there is some good and sensible advice about writing a book in the thriller genre, it is presented in a context that makes it difficult to apply. Most of the ideas and concepts are presented in …
reviewed Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven. November 08, 2008
Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven
Stephen King's 'The Stand' was virus, Robert R. McCammon's 'Swan Song' was nuclear, Thomas Disch's 'The Genocides' was alien plant growth, Walter J. Williams 'The Rift' was earthquake; and 'Lucifer's …
reviewed On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. November 05, 2008
On Writing by Stephen King
While this isn't the best book in the world for writers, it is one of the homiest, most honest, most down-to-earth one you will find. While King may have developed verbal diarrhea in many of his later …
reviewed Wreck This Journal: To Create Is to D.... October 12, 2008
Wreck This Journal: To Create Is to Destroy
Pros: Good times in many ways.     Cons: Only if destroying a book makes you cringe (even if you're supposed to)     The Bottom Line: Buy the book. Destroy it. …
reviewed On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the .... October 10, 2008
On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror
Pros: Great reading for writing tips, business advice, and thoughts on the genre     Cons: Well, I'm not exactly a Horror writer...     The Bottom Line: A really …
reviewed On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. December 10, 2007
On Writing by Stephen King
I didn't expect to love this book. Sure, I wanted to read the story behind Stephen King. I also wanted to pick his brain (the non-scary part anyway.)      On Writing is far more than …
reviewed Writer's Market 2007. December 28, 2006
Writer's Market 2007
Pros: Flippin' huge and full of oodles of information     Cons: Nothing that I can see     The Bottom Line: Want to start publishing but don't know where to start? …
reviewed On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. June 10, 2006
On Writing by Stephen King
Stephen King pulls back the curtain on his craft and talks about it in this well-done book. I recommend it. It has good insight into his world of writing. It is not a how-to-write book but more inspirational …
reviewed Breathing In, Breathing Out: Keeping .... October 16, 2005
Breathing In, Breathing Out: Keeping a Writer's
Pros: Very well-written and has plenty of good ideas.     Cons: Nothin'     The Bottom Line: Good ideas worthy of checking out, but see if your library has it first …
The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your
The Frugal Book Promoter: How to do What Your Publisher Won't is a comprehensive guide to marketing for writers. This book contains helpful lists such as One Dozen Publicity No-Nos and the 19 Commandments …
reviewed Bylines 2005 Writer's Desk Calendar. November 15, 2004
Bylines 2005 Writer's Desk Calendar
Bylines is a desk calendar created especially for writer's, those writing professionally and those dreaming of becoming a writer. As with other desk calendars, this spiral bound book divides the years …
THE SHY WRITER: An Introvert's Guide to Writing
The Shy Writer: The Introvert's Guide to Writing Success reveal unique insight into how to be successful in writing no matter what your personality. As the book states, the act of writing is a very solitary …
reviewed The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do W.... September 15, 2004
The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your
I love authors who practice what they preach. Author and former publicist Carolyn Howard-Johnson has been one of my role models when it comes to book promotion, so I was elated to find that she now has …
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