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Reviewed by Teodora Totorean for Readers' Favorite
I Suck at Writing: How to Transform Insecurity into Confidence by T.R. Perri is a little manual for aspiring writers who may need a push to get started. As the book concentrates on how to overcome self-doubt and gain more confidence about calling yourself a writer, it also guides readers/aspiring writers through the necessary steps to becoming writers. The ultimate goal is not necessarily to get published and/or earn money but to find your voice. In order to do this, the book covers all the basics: how to write without fear of making mistakes, how to exercise your writing muscle, establishing whether you want to write fiction or non-fiction, how to edit your work and how to change self-doubt into a productive attitude. Each chapter finishes with a summary as well as some practical exercises.
I Suck at Writing: How to Transform Insecurity into Confidence by T.R. Perri is easy to read and understand even though the vocabulary is quite intellectual, thus giving the book its distinctive style which is Perri’s voice: friendly yet professional. The chapters are well organized and follow a logical order which enables you to call yourself a writer at the end of the book. However, this requires studying the book with a notebook and a pen at hand, in order to take notes and complete the exercises within. I particularly enjoyed the chapter dedicated to the distinction between writing fiction and non-fiction; both require different practice and writing methods. I recommend this book not only to aspiring writers, but to anyone who is in the writing profession or has a passion for writing as there is something here for everyone to learn.