The biggest issue with this book is it covers a wide range of topics on writing a book, but it hardly digs into any of them. Most chapters give the minimum they can get away with (or actually, less), and this is by no means an exaggeration.
For example, the chapter on writing your first draft was only three Kindle pages long, and can be summarized as, "First drafts always suck, just do it and don't look back." Which sure, fair, but isn't there anything else to say on developing a writing routine, overcoming Blank Page Syndrome, combating your inner critic, learning to write by instinct, etc? Considering there are many writers who struggle for years just to get a first draft done, there's a lot that can be addressed here. The author himself even referred to it as "the hardest part of writing a book." So why is it hardly discussed?
And it wasn't just that one chapter -- nearly every chapter underdelivered in a similar way. In the end, it gave the impression this book was hashed out because it's a marketable topic, rather than because the author had much to say on it. That might not be the case, of course, but either way, it left me more annoyed than anything else.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 8564 KB
- Print Length: 130 pages
- Publisher: Rick Wood Publishing (28 February 2020)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B083QLJHQ9
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 2 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #372,153 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)