Monday, 3 May 2010
This review of The Writer's ABC Checklist comes from Wendy Hughes via the The Woman Writer (the journal of the Women Writers and Journalists Society).
"This is one book that should be on every writer's bookshelf. Sue Kendrick, editor of WriteLink, sums it up describing it as 'a great writers' bible.' Even the most professional of writers will find something of value within its pages. Subjects such as accrediting sources, consistency, e-books, editors, who they are and what they do, to hooks, indexing, keeping records, markets, photography, and slush piles are all covered in succulent writing. I wish this book had been available when I started out as a writer, I would have saved myself endless searching. The A-Z format makes it easy to find exactly what you need to know, and by browsing you will find the answer to several questions you didn't realise you needed to ask! It is a book that should be read from cover to cover before being placed on a prominent shelf, then taken down and dipped into often. I will certainly be recommending it to writers in future."
Didn't I say it was fab?