Review: Writing Your Way: Creating a Writing Process That Works for You, by Don Fry

Writing Your Way: Creating a Writing Process That Works for You by Don Fry
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Like many others, I came to this book as a long form, fiction writer, so I found little of use in it. The writer does say, in the first chapter, that the information should apply to all writers, but very little of it does – which is fine.
I gave it 2 stars, not because it didn’t apply to me, but because I felt that, even for feature writers, it tries to be too much for too wide an audience. If the reader needs to be told that he needs to have an idea, get his grammar right and research his articles, then he’s barely competent to begin a career in feature writing, and won’t have enough articles to assess, to start considering his ‘voice. Worrying about ‘voice’ seems a bit too much pressure to put on such a beginning writer, while the first part seems too introductory for anyone wanting to polish their craft, and would probably be put down before they got to the applicable part.

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