WRITING TIPS and TRICKS – Vianvi Podcast #12 Book Review

 

WRITING TIPS and TRICKS

PODCAST BOOK REVIEW by Viga Boland

 

THIS PODCAST/BOOK REVIEW WILL BE OF INTEREST SPECIFICALLY TO WRITERS. THIS BOOK IS “WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS” by KIM LAMBERT, and I MUST TELL YOU THAT IT WAS READING KIM’S BOOK THAT GAVE ME THE IDEA OF HOW TO BEST APPROACH THE WRITING OF MY OWN HOW-TO BOOK ON MEMOIR WRITING, “DON’T WRITE YOUR MEMOIR WITHOUT ME”. I KEPT SO MUCH OF WHAT KIM SUGGESTS IN MIND AS I WROTE THAT BOOK, AND WHAT WAS FASCINATING WAS HAVING READERS POINT OUT HOW THEY LIKED THE FACT THAT I’D DONE THIS OR THAT IN MY BOOK. AND WHERE HAD THE IDEAS FOR THIS OR THAT COME FROM? THEY CAME FROM KIM’S SUGGESTIONS IN WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THOSE IDEAS KIM. NOW LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS BOOK.

Book Review of Writing Tips and Tricks:

51NTL7eWHqLDeciding to read WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS by Kim Lambert was one of the best, and most timely decisions I’ve made in the past year! Why? Because I’m a writer who’s paralysed my writing by procrastinating for some months now. Then, I pick up WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS, and suddenly, I recognize what has been holding me back, know where I need to go and what I need to do to get there. What a brilliant book!

Now I’m not going to say that I haven’t heard all that Kim Lambert has to share. I have. But the best feature of WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS is the way this book is laid out. For starters, it’s short, meaning a quick read. Secondly, its appearance facilitates reading: lots of white space between short paragraphs. That’s not just easy on the eyes: it’s easier to assimilate and remember the WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS. Thirdly, and I think this is what pleases me most, is seeing that what Kim Lambert is doing exactly what she advises us to do! That is utterly powerful. If Kim says keep the language simple, she keeps it simple. If she suggests you need to keep the reader uppermost in your mind as you write, she does that. I know from years of experience that the best way to show someone how to do something is to do it yourself. Kim Lambert practises what she preaches.

Kim Lambert is no novice to writing these types of “how-to” non fiction books. She is an 8-times Amazon award winning writer. I can tell she also knows a great deal about good copywriting. So many the WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS she suggests are the tenets of writing good sales copy. But does this book only apply to those who write non-fiction? Not at all. Kim Lambert bounces back and forth showing how what she’s explaining applies to, and works for  both fiction and non-fiction. Those interested in writing fiction will find themselves refreshed by her ideas on how to get going, find characters and create realistic dialogue and effective descriptions. As someone who teaches creative writing, I most certainly plan to use some of the ideas she presents in my upcoming workshops, along with recommending participants purchase a copy immediately of WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS.

One of the “coolest” things I discovered in this book was how to create a series of books by not putting everything I know in one book. I had never thought of this before. It explains why some of the most successful authors and bloggers that I follow have dozens of books to their credit, just like Kim Lambert does. How do they find so much material for book after book? When you read WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS by Kim Lambert, you will find out how to do that too. And as Kim points out, not only do you then build a following and increase your presence and credibility as an author worth reading, you always have another book in the works.

Curious? If you really want to write, not just one book but several, you should be. Pick up a copy of WRITING TIPS AND TRICKS by Kim Lambert today and start writing tomorrow.

©Viga Boland.

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