I won this book through the First Reads program on Goodreads. It’s a book of quotes by authors and industry people on various subjects such as editing, pubishing and, of course, writing. Some of the authors featured in the book are Mark Twain, Jodi Picoult, Tom Clancy and Kurt Vonnegut.
The quotes provide tips and advice for new writers and writers in general. Some of them were funny and I smiled or chuckled a few times while reading this. If you’re looking for an interesting read, some encouragement while writing or just really like quotes, this would be a great book for you.
My favorite quote from the book is ‘”Need we totally scorn mere escapism?… The trivial novel may be taking someone’s mind off illness, injury, the loneliness of old age or the turmoil of adolescence. There are times when human beings need to put their feet up and relax.” – Marjorie Boulton, The Anatomy of A Novel.’ (pg. 65) I’ve always loved being able to escape into a good book.