It’s now Spring in the Southern Hemisphere – supposedly. I didn’t have many external review requests this month so most of the choices were from my reading pile; hence the lesser number of reviews. Here is the September review reads list. (You can read the full reviews here: 2020 Book Reviews
**** “Little Fish are Sweet” by Matthew Condon
**** “The Beginner Writer” by Geetanjali Mukherjee
So, you want to be a writer, but you’re not really sure how to get started? Geetanjali Mukherjee’s “The Beginner Writer: How to write – and finish – your first book”, might be what you need to get you started.
When you embark on the writing journey you may find yourself overwhelmed by the expectations of yourself and others, a lack of clarity as to where to start, and feelings of inadequacy and imposter syndrome. Mukherjee has published works through traditional publishing houses, and through her own self-publishing imprint. She understands what you are going through.
In her easy to access guide she explores what it means to be a writer, provides relatable examples and easy to follow hints and tips to get you started on your journey.
Topics examined include:
Ideas, how to get them and what to do with them
Researching your book
Plotting out your novel (or not) and planning your writing
Dealing with writer’s block, and
“The Beginner Writer: How to write – and finish – your first book” is a great place for the new writer to start and offers plenty of reminders and refreshers for those further into their craft. A valuable resource.