Cover by Mark Stone
This is a short, simple, to the point guide to writing that could become your best friend. The book is filled with helpful hints and ideas, with examples and exercises.
Cinta had writers block and decided to unblock it. She would write anything to jumpstart herself. She believes, and I agree with her, that anyone can be a writer, even if you only write lists or in your journal, writing is writing. I agree with her philosophy of just writing, don't edit. I think that may one of the most important pieces of advice she shares.
Writing is a process, so, why not enjoy it instead of thinking you must suffer to be any good. Her writing has a humorous and lightness to it that makes this easy to get into and not seem like a school lesson. I liked her reminding me to use all my senses.
We are all creative in our own way and her exercises sparked my imagination and made me feel like I am a writer, too.
This is a book I will have by my side when I write my novel, but for now, I will apply it to my reviews.
Groovy Cool Writing Techniques is a collection of essays developing techniques for improving writing in a creative way. Every person is creative; they only need to light that spark inside, so the magic can begin. A picture, a walk in the streets, your own childhood memories... Everything can hold stories. You just need to find the way to tell those stories in a creative way. This book can help you.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cinta Garcia de la Rosa is an award-winning author who spends her time in the United States and Spain with her amazing husband. Along with writing, her career encompasses beta-reading, editing, proofreading, and translating Spanish/English. Cinta has loved the written word since she was five years old and reads at least one hundred books every year. She has a B.A. in English with minors in Literature, Art, and Creative Writing from Oxford. Cinta has published: - A Foreigner in London (anthology Blessings from the Darkness) - Never Again (anthology Satan’s Holiday under the penname Rosa Storm) - The Funny Adventures of Little Nani (Children Book) Read more at: http://cintascorner.com
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