"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

"Required reading" for today's smart writer.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

What I'm Reading...And You Should Too!

A must-read for today's writer
In my ongoing efforts to celebrate and highlight women of achievement during Women's History Month, I am delighted to share the works of Kerrie L. Flanagan and Jenny Sundstedt, co-authors of "Write Away."
Where do I begin? First off, the last time I was this excited about cuddling up to something after a long day, it had a mustache. :-) 
I love this book! And you will too.
It's smart, strategic, cleverly written, thoughtful, interactive, engaging, and easy to follow.
The chapters are short, but substantive. "Write Away" made me laugh, think, nod, reflect and commit to becoming more intentional about my creative goals in 2016.
My favorite chapters included:
  • Get out of your own way
  • Writing Naked
  • Writer's Block Cures
The book also includes motivational quotes, monthly goal-setting sections, tools, handy websites, and several pages devoted to recording and tracking your freelance submissions.
The negatives?
  •  I don't think that the title of the book quite does it justice; I would have chosen something a little more original.
  • The book did not include "Pen and Prosper" in its list of popular websites referenced. An oversight, I'm sure. :-)
"Write Away" contains about 192 pages, priced at $11.95, for those of you seeking to purchase a copy to add to your writer's library. I highly recommend that you do.
at www.Hotchocolatepress.com
Thoughts? What book is keeping you up past your bed time lately? Do tell.


  1. ...This just in from author Kerrie Flanagan:

    Thank you for the wonderful review! I really appreciate it and I'm
    thrilled to hear you liked the book. I will link to the review on the
    Hot Chocolate Press website and on our Facebook page. I will also
    mention it on Twitter."

  2. Thanks for the recommendation! No Pen and Prosper mention? Definitely an oversight, I'm sure. :)

    1. That was cute. :-) Thanks so much for your visit today, Karen.

  3. Ah this sounds like wonderful motivational tool for writers. Thanks for the post.

  4. Indeed it is. Have I ever steered you wrong? :-)

    I appreciate hearing from you, Lin.