Book Review: Naked, Drunk and Writing
Our resident Book Reviewer, Claudine Wolk, is at it again! (Really, how does she do it?) In case you don’t know Claudine’s own story, she was a self-published author before getting picked up by a big time publisher and has developed a passion for aspiring writers. Claudine was given a copy of this book to review; a risky decision if it were not to her liking….
Naked, Drunk and Writing by Adair Lara is a gem and a breath of fresh air. The nice folks at the Amazon Vine Program sent me a free copy of this one. If you ask me, any author willing to admit that she put the word “naked” in her book title because she heard that books with the word “naked” in the title sell better, is A-OK in my book. What’s even better, the book is a pleasure to read and chock full of great wisdom for any writer or aspiring writer.
How often do you hear someone say (or have you said yourself) “I Should Write a Book About That!” If that sounds like you and you are serious, this book is for you. Extremely readable (my favorite quality), well-written (so we know we can trust her), and entertainingly witty (which I know is not her purpose, but still), Naked, Drunk, and Writing is going to get you excited to get your story out there. It also educates you on the tools of the trade so that when you do have a piece to hand to someone it is going to be what a professional would expect!
Here are some of the things you will find in this book: how to get started, where to put your focus, countless examples, clever exercises, and how to sell your manuscript to a publisher. This book can be read from cover to cover for sheer enjoyment value as well. The author put all of her experience, anecdotes, and heart into this one. Don’t miss it.
Claudine Wolk is our New Moms Expert on BucksMont Style. If you are a new mom with a burning question, don’t hesitate to contact her at Claudine@Help4NewMoms.com. She is sure to talk you off the ledge and to remind you that motherhood is just plain difficult! Oh, and you can find her at all of these other places listed below.