Thank you to Haley at Beautifully Books for nominating me for this! I’m excited! It’s a change of pace on my blog and a nice thing to be a part of. So let’s get going!
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Answer the 11 questions they gave you.
- Nominate 5-11 blogs. (I’ve seen people list different amounts in different posts, which is the interesting thing about the evolution of tags, but.)
- Give them 11 questions to answer.
Title: The Sarcastic Guide to Writing
Author: Laura Jennings
Published: October 2011
Genre: Nonfiction, Writing Guide
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Looking for that spark of inspiration? Dying to know the secrets of what it means to be a successful author? Searching for how to drown the demons of doubt that keep you from putting your soul on paper?
This is not the book for you.
This caustic guide to writing offers a scathing look at why so much bad writing exists. Why the most annoying tropes show up again and again, and how to correct them. Elements of world-building, character, and dialogue are examined, along with tidbits like how to write animals, medieval warfare, and convincing magic. It also includes a special section on how to write fanfiction. Or rather, how not to write it and why doing so is a god-awful waste of your time.
Sectioned off in easy to read list formats, The Sarcastic Guide To Writing offers quick tips on how you’re doing things wrong. Read it, and you will be enlightened. Not necessarily happy, but enlightened. There are other books out there on writing that will hold your hand, but they won’t tell you the truth.
This one does.
If you’re a crybaby, you probably shouldn’t read this one.
When I started reading (or rereading, technically) this book, I wanted to give it a positive review. And then it pissed me off. So let’s talk about why, shall we?
Dead and Buryd
by Chele Cooke
Published by Chele Cooke in 2014
Genre: action, dystopia, science fiction
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
“You are an inmate, not a medic. You should get used to that.”
Originally posted May 27 2017