Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Write Better by Andrew T. Le Peau

Le Peau offers writers a distillation of wisdom gleaned from decades of editorial experience. After reading his book, I felt as though I'd attended a writer's conference--all within the comfort of my home, at a pace I controlled. The breadth of topics and the infusion of examples offers something for every writing level. It is definitely a book that one must read slowly--and repeatedly--to reap the full benefit.

As the subtitle hints at, the book is divided into three main parts. The Craft of Writing will guide writers through the topics of opening, audience, structure, writer's block, rewriting, and creating titles. The Art of Writing explores creativity, rule-breaking, and metaphors. Finally, the Spirituality of Writing discusses the call to write, finding one's voice and some principles to guide Chrisian authors.

But that's not all, Le Peau also offers appendices that cover:

  • Platform
  • Editors & Agents
  • Self-Publishing
  • Legal Considerations (copyright, wills)
Readers will come away with tips for what to write, how to write, who to write for and what to do if your writing fails (or if it succeeds!).  Write Better offers a comprehensive look at writing from creation to publication and puts a wealth of wisdom at the fingertips of writers of any skill level.

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Write Better from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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