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Book Review: The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell

Greetings my lovelies!

The rating system is still the same.  I rate each book/series on a coffee cup rating.  0 cups means I couldn’t finish and 5 cups means that I absolutely loved it.

DISCLAIMER:  No one pays me for my reviews…sigh…I wish they would.  Not really.  These reviews are my personal opinion and just for fun.

 

Rating: 3.5 cups

 

General Overview:

This book is intended as an aid/reference for writers.  It is split up into three sections: Reconnaissance, Tactics, and Strategy.  Each chapter within the sections is written in a style similar to the original Art of War.  The author then delves deeper into the meaning of the chapter heading with suggestions, opinions and real life examples.

 

My Thoughts: 

Overall this is a pretty good reference guide for writers of all stages as it encompasses all aspects of writing and what happens afterwards.  But be warned…this guy can be a dick.  I mean, I get it.  He’s gone to the mat for his craft.  He paid his dues and should be proud of his success.  However, that doesn’t excuse how he looks on indie authors.  Just because we didn’t go the same route as you doesn’t mean that our work is in any way inferior to you.  His self importance comes across occasionally, but he does make some good points.

As a newbie author this book does hold quite a bit of useful information.  For those who have a bit more experience under your belt, there’s still some good info.

 

Re-readability:

I highly recommend tabbing, highlighting, or marking the sections you like.  That will make it easier to find them later.  But as to just how useful this book will be for you, only you can make that decision.

 

So that’s it.  If you’ve read this book let me know in the comment section below.  Don’t agree with me…I’m always open for friendly debates.  See y’all next time.

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