Keys to Becoming a Better Writer

How to Easily Improve Your Writing Skills — Revised Edition

Non-Fiction - Writing/Publishing
191 Pages
Reviewed on 09/02/2016
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Author Biography

Iria Lopez Teijeiro (Spain, 1981) worked several years in broadcast video and graphic design. In 2005, after winning the first prize Biblos Pazos de Galicia with the novel 'Niña de Cristal', she starts her carreer as screenwriter and novelist. In 2008, she publishes her second novel, 'Santa Matriusca'. Since 2012 she is leading the writing project Literautas.com and she has published several books for writers, such as 'Keys to Becoming a Better Writer'.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite

Keys to Becoming a Better Writer by Iria Lopez Teijeiro is filled with information a writer needs to know. The chapters range from which points of view there are (even the little used second-person POV is mentioned), which steps you need to take to improve your writing style, which traps not to fall into, how to create characters, and how to write great dialogue - just to mention a few topics.

Iria Lopez Teijeiro gives writers of all experience levels a good amount of helpful information in Keys to Becoming a Better Writer. It is a good book to get an idea about the basic things you need to know if you would like to become a good writer. Some of the chapters might be topics you are already very familiar with, others might be about the areas you struggle with - and each of them gives you enough information to improve.

While I have read a lot about writing in the past, I found that this book finally gave me some answers to questions I had about dialogue, as one example. I often wondered how I could create dialogue that flows well and avoid having to look for synonyms for the word "said." Turns out that you do not have to come up with strange words to replace this! I think this book is a little gem and great for writers. Once you have worked through the chapters, you will know what you need to learn more about, and then get a book just about that specific topic.