Love Letters to Writers by Andi Cumbo-Floyd

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Love Letters to Writers: Encouragement, Accountability, and Truth-TellingLove Letters to Writers: Encouragement, Accountability, and Truth-Telling by Andi Cumbo-Floyd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As soon as I started to read Love Letters to Writers I felt embraced as a writer. Andi Cumbo-Floyd’s wise and vulnerable storytelling about every aspect of writing and a writer’s life gives you comfort and encouragement. With great kindness and yet persistence she tells you not to give up when you struggle, but to hold yourself accountable and keep on writing what you need to write.

From the many wise words (and it was a hard choice) I’ll mention these from chapter two: “… write wild. . . . big and wild, like a fire.” This is what the spirit of writing is about.

You should buy this book and keep it bookmarked or placed very close to your writing space, so whenever you feel lost in your writing life you can instantly grab it, read a bit, and feel hope again.

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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The Wind-Up Bird ChronicleThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Apparently, this is the story of an ordinary man, whose wife throughout six years suddenly leaves him for another man and doesn’t want to see him ever again, but little by little Haraki Kurakami reveals that nothing is quite what it seems to be. And apparently, the genre of this book is magic realism, but then, maybe not. Read More

How books can make you a writer

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Do you know Sophie Kinsella and her Shopaholic series? I have a confession to make: I am that kind of person. I am a shopaholic. A book shopaholic. When I see a bargain for a book, I buy that book right away. An ebook for free? Even better!

In every other matter, I am a very responsible and economical person. But not when it comes to books. Read More

How I got my writing manifesto

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Are you a writer struggling with defining your audience, sticking to the rule of writing first thing in the morning or something completely different? Then the answer may very well lie in Discover Your Writing Self.

You may have read the article about my Writing Victory Journal. If not, it is still here for your pleasure to read. In that blog post, I mention an online course, I have taken part of throughout this August. The Discover Your Writing Self from AndiLit.com. Read More