Reviews

‘Story Is a State of Mind’ Review + Free Bonuses

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Today’s article is written by Suzannah Windsor Freeman, founding editor of Write It Sideways. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between your average published book and the ones that go on to receive accolades? The type of books that have gold stars and big-name blurbs on the cover? I think I know now. […]

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3 Reasons to Read Lisa Cron’s “Wired for Story”

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Today’s article is written by Suzannah Windsor Freeman, founding editor. There are hundreds—probably thousands—of books about the craft of writing out there today, and those of us who earn very little from our writing endeavours are necessarily picky about where we invest our dollars. But, every once in a while, a book that I can’t wait […]

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“Story Engineering” by Larry Brooks: A Review

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[*NB:* Between now and the end of March, if you buy a copy of Story Engineering: Mastering the 6 Core Competencies of Successful Storytelling, you'll also get a free copy of Larry Brooks's eBook 101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists and Screenwriters. Just purchase Story Engineering, then send an email to storyfixer [at] gmail [dot] com with the […]

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What Are Your Favourite Books on Writing?

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UPDATE: See the end of this post for a complete list of recommendations given by the wonderful readers here at Write It Sideways. Here’s an email I got yesterday: I was wondering if you had any suggestions on books I should buy as a reader who wants to become a writer. The library close to […]

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Your Top Reading Recommendations from 2010

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I read more than 30 books in 2010. Last year was the first time I made a concerted effort to record the titles and authors of the books I read. In hindsight, I’m so glad I did. I would never have remembered half the titles if I hadn’t. I’d love to recommend some of my […]

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Amazon Kindle 3 eBook Reader: A Review

Click here to download a transcript of the Amazon Kindle 3 Review video. A couple of weeks ago, I received my new Amazon Kindle 3 (6″ Wi-Fi) eBook reader in the mail, and I’m loving it. Here’s a brief run-down of why I think the Kindle 3 is a great tool for readers and writers: […]

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