Writing-Publishing-Editing

The Art of Writing by Peter Yang

The Art of Writing by Peter Yang

The craft of writing is one of my favourite genres and I loved this book from the very first chapter. Over the years I’ve read many books on the subject of writing. Several are memoirs, such as Stephen King’s On Writing, and Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life. Others are motivational, such as Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, and Julia Cameron’s The Artists’ Way. In contrast Peter Yang’s The Art of Writing is more specifically directed at showing us how to apply four principles of writing to improve the structure of sentences, paragraphs and most importantly to the whole writing project, be it a book, an article, a blog post, or other categories of writing.…

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The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll

The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll

Until I saw Ryder Carroll’s book listed on Amazon, the idea of bullet journaling was unknown to me, but after I’d read the book’s description I understood immediately what it meant, because it reminded me of “Committee Action Minutes”, often used at brain storming meetings in the workplace. (Action Minutes, unlike the usual Minutes, record only items that require action and are short, and bullet pointed.) …

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Book Marketing is Dead by Derek Murphy

Book Marketing is Dead by Derek Murphy

A bookish observation: I’ve been following along with Derek Murphy’s blog from his website CreativeIndie for a few months. It’s full of interesting insights about eBook publishing and cover design. His conversational writing style is clear and easily accessible, so when I realised he had published several books covering self-publishing topics, I loaded down four of them:…

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