Tuesday, June 12, 2012
My Review of WRITE-A-THON by Rochelle Melander
Photo Credit: Writer's Digest
Who the book is for: Writers
Rating: 4 out of 5
Can you write a novel in twenty-six days? Rochelle Melander, the author of WRITE-A-THON, believes that you can. WRITE-A-THON is a guide to preparing for and executing the writing of a novel or a nonfiction book in marathon style in twenty-six days.
The book is divided up into three sections. The first section is Training. It’s all about getting prepared to write a book. There’s some great stuff in this section, from determining writing strengths, to outlining a novel or non-fiction book. The second section is the actual write-a-thon, and this section is mainly about encouraging the writer in the midst of the writing marathon. The final section is Recovery, and it’s about revising the book you’ve just written during your write-a-thon.
What’s great about this book is that it’s written in short digestible chapters that include practical writing tips for fiction and non-fiction writers alike. Not everyone has the time to set aside twenty-six days in order to write a book, but the information contained in this book is still helpful even if you don’t plan on doing your own write-a-thon.
I received this book for free for review from Writer’s Digest Books, and the opinions contained in this review are completely my own