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Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 16:21
by T_stone
[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your Desire for Writing Forever" by Katina Buchanan.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your Desire for Writing Forever, written by Katina Buchanan, covers a wide range of essential steps to increase one's skills in professional writing. Do you know that eating habits affect the effectiveness of a professional writer? Do you also know that you can earn a lot of money from professional writing? Find out in this book, which was written to boost an upcoming writer's confidence with the fourteen different articles in it. Newman Springs Publishing published it in 2018.

These well-structured articles are there to build one's self-esteem and increase one's knowledge when it comes to writing professionally. In this book, the author talks about different job opportunities that one can take advantage of by being a professional writer — for example, creating your website to drive traffic and networking potential for your valuable writing collections through sites like Microsoft Enterprise and Google Business Suites. According to Katina, one can excel as a professional writer through journalism, editorial and publishing jobs for newspapers and magazines. She also talked about the importance of having a writing mentor for a writer to maximize their earnings. Being a professional writer in the writing business needs the acquisition of mastery of writing styles. It is always best to then get a mentor to upgrade your professional writing skills, someone whose objective is to develop you and teach you the four types of writing style. They include expository writing, persuasive writing, descriptive writing, and narrative writing.

Before picking this book up for review, I didn't know professional writing could be as broad as I eventually discovered. The most exciting part of this material for me was that it covered many aspects of writing: essay writing, freelance writing, bestselling book writing, poetry, and publishing. It also talked about marketing and networking skills and how they can help further your career in the writing profession. This book is widely informative. Katina also hinted lightly at the importance of joining book clubs to improve one's writing skills.

Article 5 (An Apple a Day: A Healthy Living Style Will Create Better Writing Habits) was my favorite article because of the information it contains. However, she didn't talk much about professional editing, which includes error-free writing. For a book meant to help increase interest in writing, the errors in the book didn't do much good for it. There are missing punctuations in some of the titles.

Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your Desire for Writing Forever is a book that serves as a motivation for potential professional writers; I, therefore, recommend it to them. I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars because of the errors I noticed.

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Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 24 Sep 2019, 19:31
by kandscreeley
I'm definitely curious as to what all creative writing encompasses and how it can be even more profitable. Still, I'll not sure I would try to make a living this way. The book seems like a valuable resource, but I don't think it's for me. Thanks!

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 25 Sep 2019, 02:55
by Michelle Fred
I would expect an error free book too, judging by the subject matter. But I'm interested in reading her musings on diet and its effects on a writer's success. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 25 Sep 2019, 06:03
by Magnify3
I am interested in the subject of eating habits. I would have expected that the book would be error free too. Thanks for the great review!

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 25 Sep 2019, 14:09
by Brendan Donaghy
'For a book meant to help increase interest in writing, the errors in the book didn't do much good for it.'
I agree 100%. If you're writing a how-to-make-money-from-writing type of book, that's a major flaw.

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 25 Sep 2019, 15:44
by rumik
It's really embarrassing for a book on writing to have errors like that. Thanks for the review though!

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 29 Sep 2019, 16:53
by Meg98
I'm very interested in this book and think it would really benefit me, so I'm going to check it out. It is a bit ironic that there were editing errors though... Thanks for this great review! Cheers:)

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 04 Oct 2019, 10:16
by Miriam Molina
"You are what you eat," so they say. It's no wonder then that diet affects your writing. That claim about "forever" is challenging. The author has spunk, indeed.

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 09 Oct 2019, 02:30
by Nkoo
Ironic errors indeed! More like, 'do as I say, not as I do'. Your review of the book sounds interesting and it seems like an informative book too. I will add it to my shelf. Great review, thanks.

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 05 Nov 2019, 09:10
by Ever_Reading
T_stone wrote:
22 Sep 2019, 16:21
Do you know that eating habits affect the effectiveness of a professional writer? Do you also know that you can earn a lot of money from professional writing?
Despite it being ironic that this book, of all books, has errors, the above has me interested. I think I'll humor the author and pick this one up soon. Great review!

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 16 Nov 2019, 19:15
by Chrystal Oaks
Interesting that the author suggests joining book clubs to improve writing skills. From experience, I can see some truth in that advice. It has also been said that the more you read then the words flow easier when writing. I enjoyed reading your informative review. Thanks!

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 23 Nov 2019, 19:42
by SHALLU RAWAL
I was looking for this type of book for a long time. I am glad that I come across your review. You explain every expects of the book that I need. Thanks for the review. I'll definitely check this one out. Thanks again. :D

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 23 Nov 2019, 22:46
by Ekta Swarnkar
Oh, this book is a must-read!
More likely, I want to know what type of eating habits are responsible for the cause. Haha!
Thanks for the insightful review!

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 04:27
by T_stone
Ekta Swarnkar wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 22:46
Oh, this book is a must-read!
More likely, I want to know what type of eating habits are responsible for the cause. Haha!
Thanks for the insightful review!
You'll be amazed. :D
Thanks for stopping by

Re: Official Review: Fourteen Articles that Will Change Your ...

Posted: 29 Nov 2019, 04:29
by T_stone
SHALLU RAWAL wrote:
23 Nov 2019, 19:42
I was looking for this type of book for a long time. I am glad that I come across your review. You explain every expects of the book that I need. Thanks for the review. I'll definitely check this one out. Thanks again. :D
I do hope you've checked it out, yet. I'm glad I could help. Thanks for stopping by.