You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction by Kelli Wilkins – Spotlight

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You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction

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If you’ve always dreamed of writing and getting published, but have no idea where or how to start—THIS is the book for you!

You Can Write—Really! is an easy guide designed for beginner writers who need a boost of motivation and simple instructions on how to get started.

Award-winning author Kelli A. Wilkins takes you step-by-step through the writing process, covering the basics of plotting, editing, revising, and submitting. In addition, she explores ways to get your creativity flowing, explains where authors get ideas, and shows you how to create interesting characters for your story.

Helpful tips and fun writing exercises throughout the book get you started!

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Kelli A. Wilkins is an award-winning author who has published more than 95 short stories, 19 romance novels, and 5 non-fiction books.

Her newest book, You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction was released in February 2015. This fun and informative non-fiction guide is based on her 15 years of experience as a writer, and is available exclusively on Amazon.

Kelli published three romances in 2014: Dangerous Indenture (a spicy historical/mystery), Wilderness Bride (a tender historical/Western/adventure), and A Secret Match (a gay contemporary set in the world of professional wrestling). Her romances span many genres and heat levels and yet she’s also been known to scare readers with a horror story. In 2014, her horror fiction appeared in Moon Shadows, Wrapped in White, and Sherlock Holmes Mystery.

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My Assessment –

You Can Write – Really is truly a book that guides beginning writers in writing fiction. The Table of Contents is set up in an easy to follow format and depicts exactly what you are getting in each section and chapter, which makes it easy to go back for reference when needed.

Topics that the author, Kelly Wilkins, covers is the Creative Process, Getting in a Zone, and Writing Exercises. Other topics covered in detail are ideas and characters in your story. Point of View is covered in detail – First Person, Second Person, etc.

Readers will find themselves writing by the time they get to Part 3 titled Get Writing. At the end of the book, the author gives the reader advice on submitting their work and marketing their writing, as well as receiving rejection letters.

I agreed to review this book as a challenge to myself. I write non-fiction and some of it reads like a horror story. After coming up against a few roadblocks, I was encouraged by a couple of writer friends to try my hand at fiction writing. I thought this book might help me and it did.

I found You can Write informative, well-written and organized; making it extremely helpful to a beginner writer. I am giving the book five stars.

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