Topic: Review: Write fantastic non-fiction and get it published by Claire Gillman
A review of Write Fantastic Nonfiction & Get it Published by Claire Gillman (Teach Yourself Series).
This is a book that will help you turn your ideas into a book, instructing you on how to select a subject, hone your research skills and explore different genres such as memoir, self-help, local history, etc.
You will learn how to assess your own work with objectivity – remembering always that ‘the only true writer is a rewriter’ – and that what is wanted is best words in best order.
Gillman shares crucial insider information on approaching a publisher. She is currently an editor for the Writers Workshop, which offers critique and advice to potential authors, and she has run many workshops and courses on the art and craft of writing nonfiction.
What will you find inside?
Exercises to boost your skills in under a minute and others on specific aspects of writing nonfiction as motivation to improve your work, links to online articles and jargon-free advice and insights on every single page.
Her text is UK-based and biased, but over 90% of what she shares with her readers is universal, practical and totally informative.
Tauranga City Library has a copy at 808.02 GILL if you want to check it out for yourself.
Review by Jenny Argante
(2011) GILLMAN, C. Write fantastic fiction & get it published. (Teach Yourself Series.) UK, Hodder Education.