It's always a clue that a book is good when I drop all other books I'm reading and sneak peeks during class to keep reading, therefore finishing withiIt's always a clue that a book is good when I drop all other books I'm reading and sneak peeks during class to keep reading, therefore finishing within a day.
I've started, and yet to finish, a couple books that claim to help a person with aspirations of writing into writing that best seller that's hidden in them, just waiting to hop out.
This is not the view point Ariel takes.
What I enjoyed most about this book was her interview with other authors who have "made it" in the sense that their books have received awards, and they've been in the spotlight and all that goodness. I especially liked the different exercises the authors provided. And witty quotes are always a plus.
I have to say that I agree with other reviewers in that Ariel's definition of famous doesn't mean J.K. Rowling famous. But that isn't a bad thing. And the emphasis on self-publication and ideas to get your stories out there in the world were very helpful.
I'd recommend this book to any aspiring writer who thinks that they don't have the time, money or talent to publish the next best novel. In reality, if I knew such a person, I'd hand them this book and say, "Start writing!"...more