Hello, Dear Bloggites. 🙂 My book review is on a topic near and dear to my heart – Writing. Doubly so, the author, Andi Cumbo-Floyd, is also near and dear to my heart. I have followed her newsletters, website, and books for a while now because she has an amazing ability to break down the most difficult aspects of writing into understandable explanations while uplifting your whole soul. 🙂
In the book, Writing Day In And Day Out, Andi talks about making sure to be true to yourself while writing. So many people who are writers tend to get so focused on getting to the end of that novel, short story, poem, etc. that they being to neglect themselves in the process. In order for a writer to produce their best work, they need to be sure to take care of themselves. Andi Cumbo-Floyd breaks down different techniques that will help a writer refocus their energies while caring for their needs.
The book is written in a format the focuses on a specific topic per chapter. Within each chapter, the author gives examples of how a writer may refresh their minds with certain simple to follow suggestions. Also, in each chapter, the author shares her own journey and challenges along the writing path of life. The reader can tell that the author truly experienced the challenges shared and how the techniques helped her overcome said challenges.
The writing style was not only a learning style but it also felt that you were just having an everyday conversation with a close friend. For the writers who not only like to read books on writing techniques, but also would like suggestions on other books to read on the trade, Andi provides a list of her favorite reference books as well as other books and sites that are specifically on the topic of writing.
I give Writing Day In And Day Out by Andi Cumbo-Floyd 5 out of 5 Bookmarks. It is a must read for all writers, from novice to experienced. Go get a copy, you won’t be disappointed.