In “30 Days to Becoming a Writer,” Kelli Stuart has basically turned her walk through writing and love for helping people into a short, simple book to encourage others who dream of honing their writing skills and learn the industry. I love this book because it’s both practical and challenging. It addresses offers advice on nearly every aspect of writing through brainstorming and into getting published. It also confronts so many fears that writers have.
Perhaps my biggest fear is “What if I write and no one reads it?” Conversely, another fear I have is, “What if they DO read it?!”. I’m always surprised when someone tells me they read my blog and it’s usually because I can never determine if they like what I write about or not. If so, that’s great but all glory goes to God. And if not, I struggle with not letting that become a hindering block to my perception of myself.
She not only tackles fears, but also the mechanics of writing, plot development, character building, outlining, building a platform, and where to go from there if you want to publish anything. Kelli is straight to the point and concise about dealing with these types of issues, as well as others. Each chapter is short but it includes encouragement and explanation, as well as specific challenges, or homework, that will help you build confidence as you practice what she teaches.
She encourages you to dream. She encourages you to write. I encourage anyone interested in exploring their dream of writing to read this book!