Saturday, February 16, 2013

#19: Writers' Devotions To Go - LeAnn Campbell

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LeAnn Campbell uses the book of Proverbs as a guidebook for writers. Every chapter has one or more nuggets of wisdom to motivate writers. There is guidance for perfecting your craft, choosing words carefully, and handling criticism. Listening to instruction, dealing with rejections, and working diligently instead of acting like a lazy sluggard—Proverbs covers it all. Proverbs 19:2 (NIV) could be a motto for writers: It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. 

Writers’ Devotions to Go covers all this and many more situations that writers face. It includes web sites for contacting writers’ organizations, suggestions for writers who want to establish local groups, guidelines for critique groups, and web sites to determine whether information you get over the Internet is the truth or a hoax.




Author Bio:
LeAnn Campbell is a retired special education teacher. She and her husband live in rural Southwest Missouri. They have four daughters, two sons, eleven grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She is Marketing Coordinator for Heart of America Christian Writers Network, and has more than 1300 published articles, columns, and stories. She and Ina Mae Brooks co-authored Moms Over 50 Devotions to Go, published by Extreme Diva Media in 2007. OakTara Publishing will publish her middle-grade mystery, Old Shack Mystery, in 2009.


Review:
I don't claim to be a writer, per say, but I do have a keen interest in it and write poetry. I would like to tell my own story one day though, and that propels me.
I figured a book such as this one would give me some extra tips or tools, as well as connecting it to my Christian beliefs. Which it did.
While I enjoyed reading the stories, I felt I learned the most from each writing assignment. They were at the end of each devotional. This is where I learned what style of writing I have and ways to improve it. It was very beneficial for an amateur like myself. More experienced writers may feel differently, but I think it's a useful book for any writer.


4/5


DISCLAIMER: I acquired a copy free. I was not compensated. Review opinion is my own.

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