Book Review: “100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know” by Scott Edelstein

Scott EdelsteinI read 100 Things Every Writer Needs to Know a couple of years ago and recently pulled it out again.

I love it. It’s fantastic.

Edelstein is direct, practical, and encouraging. He offers seasoned advice that would be beneficial to brand new writers and experienced writers. It’s maybe 20% out-of-date in relation to the web, but the rest of the book is timeless.

The book is divided into these sections:
Basic (Writer’s) Wisdom
The Writing Process
Building Your Writing Skills
Making Money From Your Writing
The Writer’s Life

Another thing that makes this book great is that the chapters are short. There are lots of good stopping points. Perfect reading for writers who have families, travel for work, and/or just have limited time to enrich their writing.

Highly recommended. It’s a jolt of practical encouragement to write.


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