Review: A Month of Writing Prompts 2016 by Julie Duffy

A Month of Writing Prompts 2016: A StoryADay.org Writing Guide (A Month of Writing Prompts from StoryADay.org Book 3)A Month of Writing Prompts 2016: A StoryADay.org Writing Guide by Julie Duffy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Julie Duffy, the creator of StoryADay May, provides a great roadmap for successfully writing a story a day in May 2016, with prompts organized by weekly focus topics including constraints and craft elements. I quickly browsed the prompts and feel ready to start writing on May 1st! Glad to have this book to guide me, because I was worried about keeping up with the objective.

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Review: A Writer’s Guide to Persistence by Jordan E. Rosenfeld

A Writer's Guide to Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing PracticeA Writer’s Guide to Persistence: How to Create a Lasting and Productive Writing Practice by Jordan E. Rosenfeld

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I purchased the Kindle version of Jordan E. Rosenfeld’s wonderful A Writer’s Guide to Persistence but now I need to own it in physical form, too. I want to see it on my bookshelf, its spine available at a glance to remind me that here is a resource to help me through anything related to writing.

In twenty-five short chapters, Rosenfeld provides a wealth of information and inspiration. After reading it all the way through, now I can revisit it more slowly, with the chapters I need at whatever stage I am at in my process. On days when the writing is not flowing, Chapter 10: “Break The Blocks to Creative Flow.” When I feel envy when another writer obtains a milestone, Chapter 18: “Alleviate Envy.” All the chapters seem to be here, and they can also serve as jumping off points to other books and resources, many of which Rosenfeld references or suggests ways of finding.

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