Monday, January 14, 2013

Deep POV

I have to admit that I don't devour writing craft books. But once in a while one comes a long that really hits home for me.

My friend Stina tuned me into this one (click on the link for her review):

Rivet your Readers with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson

There are four reasons why I like it.

1.  It gets straight to the point.
2.  It gives you great examples on how to develop a deeper POV.
3.  It gives you worksheets at the end of each chapter.
4.  It's short. So you learn a lot in a short period of time.

I highly recommend this book. I have it on kindle right now, but I'm thinking I might buy a paperback version, because I like flipping through.

Which begs the question.

For craft books do you like a digital copy or a paper copy?

And for another plug don't forget The Emotion Thesaurus by the Bookshelf Muse (Angela and Becca). Always have this one by my computer

15 comments:

mshatch said...

I prefer hard copies of all books and definitely for reference books.

Bonnee Crawford said...

I'm not a huge consumer of writing craft books either, but it's good to have a few nearby I think. I definitely prefer paper copies of any book, ever. If not for the love of being able to hold a book and not worry about shattering a screen, then for the sake of my eyes, which hate me a little more every time I spend too long looking at a screen.

Yay for the Emotion Thesaurus! :)

strugglingwriter said...

I prefer the dead trees version for most books. I'm not proud of this, but it's true.

Paul

Janet Johnson said...

How did I miss Stina's review of this one? I love short and to the point, too, so maybe I'll have to try this out. :)

Southpaw said...

I do like paper for craft book. I think if I had a large ebook reader that might change.

I noticed your link is to amazon.ca and I thought I might mention there are tons of more reviews for that book on .com --for anyone interested.

Southpaw said...

oh and also a look inside...

Colene Murphy said...

I'm not great at devouring(good word choice for here)them either. But this sounds good! Thanks for the tip!

Emily R. King said...

Looks like a great read. Thanks for the rec!

nutschell said...

Ooh! Another book to add to my list. I generally buy hard copies of writing books so I can highlight important passages.

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Patti said...

Thanks for the heads up Southpaw, I changed the link to Amazon.com so people can read more reviews, if they so choose.

Miranda Hardy said...

I may have to check this one out. Sounds like a great book to help with the craft.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

There's a paper copy version?????? I've had to buy a few craft books in paperback after I read the ebook version and realized I NEEDED it in paperback. Now I just pay the paperback version if it's available. Lesson learned!

Trisha said...

I really have to read more (or any) writing craft books. The last one I read was about 11 years ago. ;) And I think it was the only one!

Tammy Theriault said...

as bad as this sounds...id rather paper most things. oh the trees are crying and booing me. :D

Melissa Marsh said...

As a general rule, any non-fiction book MUST be the paper version. It gets tedious really fast to flip through a digital version when I'm researching. And as I have no Kindle or any other e-reader, I still prefer paper over anything else, although I admit to loving it when I find an out of print book now online as an e-book for my research purposes.