“The articles selected for this book are the most popular blog posts from Positive Writer and many other bloggers blogging on the Craft of writing.
“This is not your typical book. The work is down-to-earth in a way that is refreshing, encouraging and ultimately, we hope, inspiring. ” (Excerpt. Introduction: The Magnificent Art of Writing)
Writers are a messy lot. We spend so much time in our heads, coming up with ideas, mulling over ideas, trying to express ideas, refining ideas. There’s a lot of inspiration inside these heads, but there’s also a lot of crazy in there.
Most people leave the crazy at home when they go to work, but not writers. We never quite get away from it. Sometimes, we need someone to talk us down from the ledge.
The Audacity to Be a Writer: 50 Inspiring Articles on Writing that Could Change Your Life does just that. It is a collection of 50 articles from the authors of top writing blogs such as Positive Writer, The Procrastiwriter, The Write Practice, A Writer’s Bucket List, and more. Through each essay, these authors offer words of sympathy, understanding, and encouragement. They’ve been there; they know what we’re going through, and they’re here to help us over the rough patches and move forward audaciously with what we’re meant to be — writers.
Overall, I found the advice in this book to be helpful and informative. I enjoyed some of the articles more than others, of course, because some applied to my current situation more than others. However, it’s a resource that I can turn to again and again as my needs and circumstances change.
I recommend this book to writers at any stage of their career, but especially to those who are still working on becoming published and might need that extra boost a little bit more.