Writer's First Aid: Book Review

Writer’s First Aid: Getting Organized, Getting Inspired, and Sticking to it is written by Kristi Holl and published by The Writer’s Bookstore.

Writer’s First Aid is 227 pages in length, and is separated into four parts, each part containing ten chapters. The chapters in Writer’s First Aid are brief and full of useful information any writer, whether novice or professional can benefit from.

The author, Kristi Holl, has been a professional writer for more than twenty years and has also taught writing. Her writing expertise and success coupled with her dedication qualifies her to share her insights, knowledge, and tips to help other writers along their journey.

In Writer’s First Aid, Kristi Holl deals with all subjects of writing. Some of the topics you’ll find in the book are, getting started, setting up a writing space, time management, financial aspects; being your own agent, choosing a writers conference, and how to get from where you are as a writer to where you want to be.

The advice and guidance in Writer’s First Aid is priceless. It’s a wonderful book to have when you need inspiration and motivation to keep writing. This book can even help you choose the work patterns that work best for you, so you will be the most productive.

Because Writer’s First Aid is broken up in short chapters, it’s a great quick reference guide. Whatever question you have or advice you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in this book.

Throughout the book, Kristi Holl also shares her personal experiences as a writer. Her ups and downs, her successes and failures, what worked for her and what didn’t. She also deals with the mental and emotional aspects of writing in addition to the craft itself and the business side.

Kristi Holl writes in such a personal and human way. This is not a typical writing instruction and information book. Kristi’s tone is fun and light hearted, making it easy to relate to her, and yet does not downplay her professionalism.

Writer’s First Aid: In Short

Writer’s First Aid is just that, first aid for writers. If you have a few cuts and bruises in your writing career (and what writer doesn’t), or are just beginning a writing career, this book is a must have. Keep it on your desk and take it with you everywhere you go.

Additional Information:

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Writer’s First Aid: Getting Organized, Getting Inspired, and Sticking to It, by Kristi Holl, published by the Writer’s Bookstore.