A thirty day guide to writing, this book does something even better than the ones that break down writing into minute steps – it encourages you to write. Sounds silly, yes? After all, aren’t all books on writing aimed at that purpose? The answer is no. You can read a book on writing and when you’ve finished, all you’ve done is read. Fail.
I originally borrowed this book from the library but I’ve since bought my own copy. The idea of the book is to read a chapter every day (yes, the preface counts as a chapter) and mull over the different subjects and complete the writing prompts given. Only, the writing prompts were so deliciously good, I just scoffed them up.
Quigley’s inspires you in each chapter and then pushes you to do something with that built-up inspiration. Instead of just imagining things and playing out fantasies in your head, where you’ve written something amazing, she encourages you to write something. It might not seem like a spectacular feat but believe me, it is.
‘Write’ is a book I’m always keen to return to and would recommend to anyone who finds themselves in a productivity rut.
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