Saturday, January 28, 2012

If you see an adjective, kill it!

Reading this book is the equivalent of walking in the rain with the man who just proposed after he gave you a puppy for Christmas, who’s crazy antics helped you find the lost treasure of the Incas just in time to pay for the cure for your future mother-in-law’s cancer. Okay, not really but through one of the exercises in this book that potential story can now exist.

In my opinion, it’s vital to continue to hone your craft if you want taken seriously as an author. "Gooder" is a great barometer to measure your book against. Of course with any book that advises how to improve anything you must take what works for you and discard what doesn’t. That sentiment is expressly made by the author as he adamantly explains he’s not the be all or end all, but has experience and can point out pitfalls and blind spots to which we as writers can succumb.

I highly suggest you buy a highlighter when you purchase this book. You will want to make note of the sound information given throughout often in an entertaining tongue-in-cheek quip.


  1. thanks for the review. I just bought the book. :)

    1. Thank you Rachelle! There's a lot to be gleaned from the pages. :)

  2. Sounds like another good one to check out. Thanks Christine!