The Anatomy of Story | Review

In preparation for NaNoWriMo, I’m reading writing craft books to help me prepare for the treacherous journey of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. The first one on my list was The Anatomy of Story by John Truby. Now that I’ve finished reading, I’m coming to y’all with a The Anatomy of Story review to let y’all know whether it’s worth your time. Who is John Truby? John Truby is a...

Save the Cat Writes a Novel | Book Review

Throughout the online #writingcommunity and AuthorTube, a book I constantly see getting praised is Jessica Brody’s Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. Its ominous, yet intriguing subtitle is: “The Last Book on Novel-Writing You’ll Ever Need.” A book that talks that much smack out the gate is a book I gotta get my hands on. I had many questions, including: Why does the title of this book "Save...

Bleaker House by Nell Stevens | Book Review

Bleaker House, written by Nell Stevens, is about a writer who wins a fellowship to research and write a book anywhere in the world, all-expenses-paid. She chooses to spend her fellowship in one of the most desolate parts of the world: Bleaker Island, a snowy penguin-filled island off the coast of Argentina. As a writer who is currently working on a book while social distancing, I felt like this...