Book Review: Jumpstarting Your Inner Novelist by J. E. Thompson
Title: Jumpstarting Your Inner Novelist
Synopsis: Jump Starting Your Inner Novelist is a concise manual that provides inspiration, motivation and practical tools for crafting award-winning novels.
Julius J.E. Thompson, Author
Note: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. So…
This is a quick and easy-to-read book of the essential tools to jump start your inner novelist.
If you are like me, you have a collection of several books that discuss writing as a craft. This book is well-worth adding to your collection.
Julius teaches Creative Writing and Publishing at Evening at Emory University and this book is to the point and doesn’t over teach. He provides information and motivation for the inner novelist; plus, he tells you what worked for him and provides some examples. He discusses his writing success with his books, while encouraging you to be creative and find your own writing style.
Julius says, “One thing I’ve learned about the writing process is that you never stop learning.” In my opinion, that is so true for most, if not all, writers.
Thompson discusses some important topics for new writers:
1. How to Choose a Point of View
2. How to Establish a Setting
3. How to Build Your Characters
4. How to Write Subplots Without Losing the Reader
5. How to Construct a Scene
He also discusses the importance of good grammar and a professional editor. You can even email him for a list of publishers and literary agents.
Since I am a Writer/Editor myself, I had a few issues with the editing and page numbering. But…we all have our own style. I thought the front cover was great!
This was a well-thought out book. I read it in one short sitting. I wish Julius J.E. Thompson much success in his writing endeavors.