Reviews from The Midwest Book Review for Paul Lima

Professional writer and communications instructor Paul Lima presents two invaluable guides, references and aides, for authors and aspiriging authors of all skill and experience levels.

(re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing (ISBN 9780986563003, $14.95) features almost fifty exercies to stimulate ideas, practice one’s craft, and (re-)experience the joy of scripting believable characters, literary world, and soul-searching insights. From word associations to tapping the power of childhood memories to ‘What if?’ speculation journal exercises, (re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing is a hands-on treasury of tips, tricks, techniques, and tools to motivate and refine one’s art.

How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days (9780973927849, $14.95) outlines how to apply desire, discipline, and dedication to creating a publishable nonfiction reference. How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days describes what to do during the first ten days of the process in-depth, from brainstorming and culustering to assessing the language skill of one’s audience to documenting one’s research, creating a logical flow, creating the outline, and much more. The rest of the sixty days is divided into focusing on the writing, and editing/polishing. A handy, practical, and methodical guide, invaluable to anyone seeking to organize, present, and publish their personal expertise.

Both guides are worthy of the highest recommendtion.

(re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing and How to Write a Non-fiction Book in 60 Days are part of the Workshop-in-a-Book Series from Five Rivers, and available in print and digital format from online booksellers globally, as well as through the Espresso Book Machine, and direct from the publisher.

(Midwest Book Review is an independent review service based in Oregon, WI, USA.)