ShortsSaturday

 

Back for round two in reviewing short books, stories, and even kid’s reads on the weekends.

 

You Are a Writer

You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One) by Jeff Goins

Goins is a pretty good cheerleader in this. The 77 page book is less about writing and more about changing your mindset.

Common sense, yet something that we all need to be reminded of often. The section on building your ‘brand’ was really well done and, thankfully, wasn’t just a series of “you must do’s”.

Writing is all about making a connection and Goins gets that.


Swim

Swim by Jennifer Weiner

Confession time. This was the first Weiner book for me.

Double secret confession time.  Nothing in this made me want to run out and read the rest of her work.

This is a prequel of sorts for The Next Best Thing and the version that I read had a the first few chapters of that one included.

Maybe I am too used to action or nonfiction; but I was so meh that I didn’t even read the sampler chapters.