The Freelance Writing Organization - Int'l Writing Links and Resources www.fwointl.com
A free site that hosts thousands of writing resources and links in a massive online database. 40+ genres, funds for writers, job listings, education, news, submission calls, research library. Resources range from adventure to westerns, agents to publishers. Professional resources for editors, journalists and writers.
If you have a how-to write book that you would like us to read and possibly write a review about (we only publish reviews of books that we deem are best of the best) please send it to us. Our snail mail address is located in our 'About' area.
Title: Picture Writing: A New Approach To Writing For Kids And Teens
Is there a recipe to writing, or possibly just a secret ingredient or two? No, this book isn’t a magic pill, but it does provide a comprehensive look into the world of children’s literature. The result is a wealth of information that any writer can gain from. Whether you are a beginning author struggling to draft a picture book or an experienced novelist researching a young adult biography, this book has something for you.
Picture Writing offers solid tools and advice to help authors when facing any variety of frustrations that can arise during the writing process. From the general steps of story design to how best to have the reader of a young adult biography relate to your book’s setting, this book has it all. Through a nicely crafted mixture of explanation and illustration Suen helps to ease any confusion facing the children’s author.
Along with solid guidance in the writing process, Picture Writing also explains the business aspects of writing for this unique market. Suen provides a glimpse into how editors, reviewers, and booksellers perceive their industry. These perspectives are a solid tool to use in critiquing and analyzing any work prior to submission.
Anasastia Suen’s recipe for writing is well worth exploring.Shelley Pence is a freelance writer and book reviewer. Buy this book from Amazon! If you like this review, take a look at 'Our Members Library Of Recommended Reading' for books that have made a significant difference in our members' writing careers. Title: The Rise of the Creative Class
Author: Richard Florida
Publisher: Best Books
Reviewer: Brian J. Flanagan
I know respectable authors who’d kill for the buzz on this book. What’s everyone talking about? The lunatics have been put in charge of the asylum and… profits are way (way) up. Not another bloated thought-piece or business fad of the week, this is a substantial, provocative, often inspiring work. The author serves up a stimulating blend of fresh thinking, sober judgment, amusing anecdote, and remarkable, quotable insight.
A Professor of Regional Development at Carnegie Mellon, he also backs up his arguments with a good measure of scholarly research -- enough to persuade, not so much as to induce coma. And he’s fun to read. Contrary to what many esteemed academic fuddy-duddies will tell you, e.g., the 60s were not the source of all evil. Florida makes the case that, for all its failed social experiments, the daily congress of so many creative individuals in one hotbed of radicalism resulted in the birth of the personal computer and with it a quaint little village called Silicon Valley. Not bad, for a bunch of dopey dreamers, eh?Brian J Flanagan is a freelance writer and editor. Buy this book from Amazon!
If you like this review, take a look at 'Our Members Library Of Recommended Reading' for books that have made a significant difference in our members' writing careers.
© Freelance Writing Organization - International 1999-2049
All Rights Reserved. Copying in any way strictly forbidden.
Our Disclaimer Is Based Upon McIntyre's First Law:
"Under the right circumstances, anything I tell you may be wrong."