This book is a quick read, and contains practical advice on creativity. I finished my copy in a single reading. The book intersperses text with graphiThis book is a quick read, and contains practical advice on creativity. I finished my copy in a single reading. The book intersperses text with graphics and quotes. Though small, my copy is marked by post-it flags jutting up from the top, and pink highligher on the pages.
Some of what I found helpful:
"Take time to be bored...Creative people need time to sit around and do nothing." (67)
He also suggests, if you have room, to set up two different work stations--one analog (computer-free) and one digital. On the analog side, keep paper, pens, sticky notes. Play with the material. Use your hands in the creative phase (60)
And this book is creative. Quotes, images, stark white on black pages highlighing words or phrases. Blackout poetry--which is pretty awesome on it's own. (Kleon has a poetry collection titled "Newspaper Blackout." I haven't read it...yet)
It's not a book strictly about writing--it's about being creative, about play--something kids have done solid until the adults ruin it for them. This book reminds me of those childhood books--Harrold and the Purple Crayon being one of them (and I have a copy--got it for Christmas 2 years ago--awesome. But it isn't a kid's book. It's more a book giving the adult in you permission to let the kid buried years ago back out to play, to create, and not worry about the outcome.
Sally Stuart's latest market guide keeps up the high standards set in the previous editions.
This most recent guide is divided into several major cateSally Stuart's latest market guide keeps up the high standards set in the previous editions.
This most recent guide is divided into several major categories: books, periodicals, greeting card/gift/specialty markets, helps for writers and an index and glossary setting.
Each major category is then divided into smaller subcategories, making it fairly easy for a writer to locate a specific market.
Individual listings include mailing address, email addresses, websites, compensation information, phone and fax numbers, and other pertinent information. Amount of information with each listing can vary.
Also included in this edition is a CD-ROM with more information not included in the book.
The Christian Writers' Market Guide is an important reference tool for any writer looking to write for the Christian market. ...more