On this day in 1875, Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of the popular character Tarzan, was born in Chicago, Illinois.
Writer Mama: How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids, by Christina Katz, is the book I’ve chosen to review this week.
Katz also has a fantastic Writer Mama blog. During in the month of September she is giving away a book each day. So, pop on over and sign up.
Back to Katz’s book. I won a copy of Writer Mama book over on Cathy C. Hall’s blog a while back, and I’m so happy that I did. (Thank you, Cathy!)
Katz’s book is chock-full of writing advice and encouragement for writing moms–and grandmoms like me. In the Pep Talk section, Katz lists 10 reasons for mamas to launch their writing career. The one that appeals to me is #5: “Mamas who write set a good example for their kids.” I’m sure this applies to Grandmas as well!
The book is divided into four sections, with exercises and sidebars with highlights included in each section:
Preparation covers the tools and attributes writers mama need.
Practice shows how to build basic writing skills to compete with professionals.
Professionalism covers querys and interviews and includes a glossary of query terms.
Poise offers suggestions for developing skills to get your name known and how to pitch.
Even if you not a Mama, Katz’s practical advice, exercises and resources can help your writing career. And don’t forget to visit the Writer Mama blog during the month of September. You might get lucky and win a book on writing! Donna Volkenannt