52 books in 52 weeks: Just Write That Book Already
Just Write That Book Already: learn how to avoid distractions, create a writing schedule, and organize your ideas so you can get started on your book today by Joy Farrington, doesn’t, I feel, quite live up to the promise of that zippy, snappy subtitle.
It’s a short read, taking me just under two hours, and there are a couple of nuggets in there – such as the WRITE technique and Writing Milestones. But that, unfortunately, is it.
It blows a lot of hot air under the guise of giving practical advice without actually giving any. The content is quite clearly a mish-mash of articles, transcriptions and notes that have simply been lumped together. Then it’s topped and tailed with testimonials and a transcription of a webinar or teleconference that pad it all out nicely, thank you very much.
The grammar leaves a lot to be desired, as does the layout/formatting – although I read the Kindle version, so the paperback may be better laid out. It’s the layout that gave the idea that it’s a load of old stuff glued together to make a book-length product.
There are no exercises (though there are one or two very short worksheets), there is no practical advice as such. It’s a quick way for the author to make a quick buck.
Just Write That Book Already: learn how to avoid distractions, create a writing schedule, and organize your ideas so you can get started on your book today by Joy Farrington is available on Kindle for £4.78 (or $5.93) and in paperback for £12.23 (or $11.00).