Review: Page After Page: Discover the Confidence & Passion You Need to Start Writing & Keep Writing

Page After Page: Discover the Confidence & Passion You Need to Start Writing & Keep Writing
Page After Page: Discover the Confidence & Passion You Need to Start Writing & Keep Writing by Heather Sellers

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

‘Page after page’ is one of those books that probably sits better with American readers, no offence to my friends on the other side of the Atlantic. Us Brits are a cynical lot, we just like to be told where we’re going wrong and how to fix it, everything else is fluff, padding that gets in the way. Motivational razzmatazz, ra-ra pep talks, ‘you are the centre of your world’ kind of sentiments, all that stuff appeals to America’s go-get-em culture.

I stopped reading this book twice but kept finding it buried under papers on my desk, so both times I continued reading. On the third occasion, I admitted defeat and with some sadness returned it to my bookshelf. I had wanted to like it, but I found myself getting frustrated by Heather’s style of writing, her constant use of minuscule sentences. That fragmented style, and the upbeat positivity made me feel as though I was trapped in a childcare nursery.

I’ve given this book three stars since it does contain some sound advice that other reviewers found helpful, but I hate to say it, I gave up before reaching the end.

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Colin Marks

Author: Colin Marks

#4 Amazon short story author. My work is also published by Smashwords. First YA novel due early 2012, to be followed by an adult thriller.