Review of Joe Moran’s ‘First you write a sentence’

This book should come with a warning label: ‘May cause paralysis from information overload’. I found a lot in this book useful, particularly for poetry which often runs in a few short sentences. But it’s unusual because it mixes together technical advice with long anecdotes about the history of writing, with no clear delineation between … Continue reading Review of Joe Moran’s ‘First you write a sentence’

Review of “writers on writing vol 1”

This book consists of essays from successful authors including Brian Hodge and Shirley Jackson. Each essay contains the most useful piece of advice the author can give a new writer and they are indeed useful. It was a quick and entertaining read with some solid gold advice, but for a speedy summary and my own … Continue reading Review of “writers on writing vol 1”