Book: The Shy Writer (second edition)
An Introvert’s Guide to Writing Success
Author: C. Hope Clark
Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc
Date: 2nd edition 2007; 1st printing September 22, 2004
Genre: writers’ self-help
Price: $14.95 – $16.75
My rating: A very good help to shy writers – or any writer!
This is one of those purchases as a writer I am very glad I made. The title immediately appealed to me, and I discovered that – in The Shy Writer: An Introvert’s Guide to Writing Success – author Hope Clark, addresses so many things that I can relate to and that describe me – I admit.
There are fourteen chapters, each divided into sections. The chapter titles are:
- Understanding Shyness
- Defining the Shyness
- Reaching Out Reaches In
- Controlling the Fear
- The Big Bad Throngs
- Honing the Skills and Confidence
- Shy But Sharp
- Gimmick the Name of the Game
- The Press and Media
- World Wide Web Power
- Other People Power
- Controversy – When Shy Doesn’t Work
- Safe Havens and Natural Feelings
In all these chapters I don’t think Hope Clark missed a thing. Being a shy writer herself, Hope understands it all. She was able to cover all areas of one’s inner struggle with what comes after the writing – the marketing and publicity in any form, including how to cope with the often dreaded book signings. She addresses many scenarios and gives examples pertaining to her own life or of other writers she has met.
Author Hope Clark gives such sound advice and includes links to many sites where helpful information can be found. For the shy writer this book is comforting and reassuring, well worth having.
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Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂