The Writer's Book of Hope
Review by Jaimie Hall Bruzenak
The Writer’s Book of Hope: Getting from Frustration to Publication is the follow-up book to Keyes’ Courage to Write. He writes about how necessary hope is to writers, unpublished as well as award-winning and best-selling authors. He gives practical advice about how to deal with discouragers of all kinds, including yourself!
He then goes on to mention author after author who was rejected. Rejection is a rite of passage and can help you perfect your craft. Did you know the popular British mystery writer, John Creasey, collected 743 rejection slips before he sold his first book? He kept on writing, and over the next 40 years, published 562 full-length books under 28 different pseudonyms.
Keyes writes about how to move beyond frustration, to seek out encouragers and how to keep hope alive. And, publishing may not be necessary to find satisfaction in your writing. Keyes, for example, wrote a memoir that was not for publication but helped him put his life into perspective.
If you dream of publishing articles or a book, this book will be your encourager and help you to find more like-minded souls. I recommend it. To read more or order from Amazon, click here.
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