I feel like my writing life has over gone a complete makeover. I am seriously mind blown by the sheer awesomeness of TINAWM (This Is Not A Writing Manual).
Who should read this book?
Every single writer in the world. Whether you are 12 or 72, you NEED to read this book. It doesn't matter if you're just beginning your first-first draft or if you're J.K. Rowling. The book seems to be marketed toward teenagers, but every writer has much to learn from TNAWM. READ THIS BOOK!
Why should you read this book?
Because I told you to! Duh.
Seriously, though, there is so much information to be gleaned from this book. It covers everything from sitting down and writing to drawing inspiration from everyday life to publishing and everything in between.
It encouraged me to BE A WRITER.
It challenged me not to compare myself to other writers. It showed me that publishing a book and being a successful writer IS POSSIBLE. It taught me never to write about something that I am not passionate about. It challenged me not to be afraid to leave one WIP and begin another. It affirmed my belief that there is a seriously awesome writing community. It challenged me not to let my insecurities get in the way of my writing and to better channel that energy.
And honestly? That's only the very beginning.
Kerri Majors affirmed me, challenged me, made me laugh, and made me think. I could probably write a whole book about how much I love her book. You should read this book because I GUARANTEE you that you will be challenged. You will learn something new. You will be encouraged and be inspired.
And it's not even that long! I finished it in one week, even with my super busy school-sports-homework schedule! (No, I still don't play a sport. . .but I cheer my darling siblings on.)
SO READ IT. Especially if you have been feeling blah about your writing lately. I recently started the second draft of my WIP and, let me tell you, writing is WORK. Right?! I mean, good work, but work nonetheless. TINAWM pushed me forward, telling me that every single part of the writing process is SO worth it. There is something to be learned from every rejection, from every victory. From every blah-in-between day.
Thank you, Kerri Majors. You seriously ROCK. By the way, check out Kerri's website: http://kerrimajors.com/