Genre: Nonfiction
Pages: 56 (pdf version)
Rating: 4 out of 5

File Size: 244 KB
Publisher: The Write Practice (November 1, 2014)
Publication Date: November 1, 2014
Language: English

As I had a deadline to submit a short story for a contest, I thought this workbook might give me a head start. Did it do that? In a way, yes.

It affirmed some tips I had either gleaned from my foray into the writing world, or read in some other books – such as the the fact that the writer’s subconscious is his best tool (page 5). I find that ideas pop into my head at inconvenient times and I struggle to keep abreast of them unless I write them down.

I liked the frankness and bluntness of the language in which it was written and the urge to take action, even if one was not in the mood to do so. It made a good read, but left me craving for more (the main text, I guess – which was referred to often in the workbook). I would have liked to review the book and not the workbook so I will try to get a copy of the book. I liked the brevity and the simple language in which it was written.

I recommend this workbook to writers who have read the book itself. Using the two books will be a lot more helpful than reading the workbook alone. I received a free copy from Story Cartel in return for an honest appraisal. This is an honest appraisal.