Are you a busy mom who loves to write, but doesn’t know where to start? This easy-to-read guide by two bestselling, award-winning authors will help you make your writing dreams a reality.
From finding time to write, to showing you how to get your kids involved, Jamie Foley and Angela Castillo (who happen to be busy moms themselves) will give you the resources–and the encouragement–you need.
This book will:
– Help you plan out your writing goals, time management, and financial budget
– Encourage you to enlist aid from the right people–critique partners, editors, cover designers, and more
– Guide you to making the best decision for you regarding independent and traditional publishing
– Give you questions to ask yourself at the end of each chapter to help you move closer to your writing dreams
– Steer you away from mistakes we’ve made
A little about Angela and Jamie first:
Her husband is her manly cowboy astronaut muse. They live between Austin, TX and their family cattle ranch, where their hyperactive spawnling and wolfpack can run free
Sherry Terry’s Review: 5-Stars
The Busy Moms Guide to Writing is wonderfully crafted and beautifully constructed. I love the cover. It’s fun and campy and hilarious, showing me that the mom in the book can write a book with kids tucked under her arm.
The thing I like most about this book is the art and snippets done as post-it notes. Those are full of good information done with a lighthearted feel of fun. As a writer, I found the book helpful with some really good information for beginning writers. You will get some great ideas to help you get started and manage your time so your family and your characters are cared for while you pound out the writing.
These authors are great writers in their own right, and with The Busy Moms Gude to Writing, they’ve put their heads together to show you helpful ways to discover what you want to write, find great locations to put the words on paper, how to get your kids and spouse involved, and how to work through the tough times.
Need some ideas on characterization, plotting (the plot skeleton is amazing), and the nitty-gritty of the technical stuff, this book has what you need.
Overall, this is a fun read mixed with plenty of humor. I recommend The Busy Moms Guide to Writing to all aspiring authors, whether you have kids or not. The book is full of DIY guidelines and information on the art of writing.
RA Winter’s Review: 5-Stars
The Busy Moms Guide to Writing (Busy Moms Guides Book 1)
by Jamie Foley and Angela Castillo
I listened to this while out walking for a couple of days. I have to say that when I returned back to the hotel room that I took notes.
I don’t have young kids at home, but I do have a tendency to spend more time on Facebook than I should. The ideas that the two authors had for finding writing time and how to divide your time was spot on and you’ll be wondering why you hadn’t thought of this yourself.
Or build your own skeleton. (Read the book).
This isn’t just about finding the time to write. It also takes you into the editing, publishing, querying, formatting etc part of writing. No nonsense advice to get you rolling.
Oh, and they make pitching easier with a solid formula for those of you who do pitchfests or need help with loglines.
I’d recommend this to everyone. It’s well written and easy to follow. The writing is excellent.
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