Posts Tagged: non-fiction

Review: Plot Gardening by Chris Fox

Review: Plot Gardening by Chris Fox

Plot Gardening: Write Faster, Write Smarter (Write Faster, Write Smarter #7) by Chris Fox My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Non-fiction/ self publishing/ writing Blurb: Learn to Plot without sacrificing Creativity What separates great novels from mediocre ones? Story. Authors that master this vital skill keep their readers up at night, and suffer the deluge of ‘when is the next book coming out’ emails. Whether you are a first time novelist, or a seasoned author Plot Gardening will teach you the fundamentals of storytelling, delivered in a practical way. Through exercises at the end of each chapter you will build your… Read more »

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Review: Audio for Authors by Joanna Penn

Review: Audio for Authors by Joanna Penn

Audio For Authors: Audiobooks, Podcasting, And Voice Technologies (Books for Writers #11) by Joanna Penn My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Non-fiction/ self publishing Blurb: Do you want to create, publish and market your audiobooks? Are you ready to use podcasting to grow your author brand and reach more readers with your books? Audiobooks are the fastest-growing segment in publishing with double-digit growth in markets across the world. Podcasting has gone mainstream with listeners consuming audio on mobile phones and in-car devices, as well as through smart speakers. Advancements in voice technology continue to expand possibilities for audio creation and marketing…. Read more »

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Review: Dear Writer, You’re Doing it Wrong by Becca Syme

Review: Dear Writer, You’re Doing it Wrong by Becca Syme

Dear Writer, You’re Doing It Wrong (QuitBooks for Writers #3) by Becca Syme My Rating: 5 stars Genre: Non-fiction/ self-help/ self-publishing Blurb: I know what you’re hoping… You’ve got goals and hopes that have pushed you this far in your writing career. It might be “to make a full-time living” or it might be “to get my books in the hands of readers”, but whichever side of that continuum you fall into, there’s something worthwhile about this pursuit for you. But it’s not happening the way you thought. And you’re not quite sure why.You’re pretty sure there’s something wrong with… Read more »

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Review: Dear Writer, Are You in Burnout by Becca Syme

Review: Dear Writer, Are You in Burnout by Becca Syme

Dear Writer, Are You In Burnout? (QuitBooks for Writers #2) by Becca Syme My Rating: 5 stars Genre: Non-fiction/ motivational/ self-publishing Blurb: I know what you’re feeling right now… Chances are good, if you clicked on this title, you’re confused, frustrated, overwhelmed… maybe even angry. Not because I know something about you personally. Not because I’m spying on you, or I’ve re-programmed your Alexa or Siri to dictate your conversations to me and keep them on my hard drive. No. I know what you’re feeling, because it’s the same thing we’re all feeling right now. How do I know this?… Read more »

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Review: Dear Writer, You Need to Quit by Becca Syme

Review: Dear Writer, You Need to Quit by Becca Syme

Dear Writer, You Need to Quit (QuitBooks for Writers #1) by Becca Syme My Rating: 5 stars Genre: Non-fiction/ self publishing/ self-help Blurb: If you’re here, you’ve likely read more than one book about writing process and productivity before and yet, you’re still looking for the “real truth” or the “next big thing.” If you’ve tried other programs, and nothing has worked for you, have you ever wondered why? This book can help explain the “why.” What this book is not: It is not a list of tips and tricks to get “more productive” or “be a better writer”. There… Read more »

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Review: JOMO by Jessica Misener

Review: JOMO by Jessica Misener

JOMO: Celebrate the Joy of Missing Out! by Jessica Misener My Rating: 4 stars Genre: non-fiction/ motivational Age Category: not applicable Type of romance: no romance Blurb: Discover the perfect idea for a fun night in with more than 350 activities to do with friends, your partner, or alone, all from the comfort of your home. We’ve all heard about FOMO (fear of missing out) but now you can make the most of your night in with this must-have bucket list for every homebody, featuring fun and entertaining activities to keep you pleasantly relaxed and stress-free every time you decide… Read more »

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Review: Bonbons for Your Brain by Diane Vallere

Review: Bonbons for Your Brain by Diane Vallere

Bonbons for Your Brain by Diane Vallere My Rating: 4 stars Genre: Non-fiction/ humorous/ motivational Age Category: Type of romance: Blurb: Are you craving something sweet? Something satisfying? Something that will make you laugh and think and feel like you made a new friend? National Bestselling author Diane Vallere brings you a collection of insightful essays designed to entertain. BON-BONS FOR YOUR BRAIN is filled with short, standing-in-line-length essays divvied into categories for fashion & beauty (truffles), goal setting (dark chocolate), creative aspirations (artisan), health (70% pure cacao), things to think about (nougat), and just plain nutty (pistachio). Diane shares… Read more »

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