Friday, December 7, 2012

Book Review: You Can Write A Short Story! by Geoff Hoff

You Can Write a Short Story!

Author: Geoff Hoff

Publisher: Geoff Hoff Online

Date: December 1, 2012

About The Author
Geoff Hoff has been a creative writer, an actor, an acting teacher, a standup comic and a popular blogger. He studies and writes about the process of creativity and the process of marketing and teaches creative writing and marketing courses on the Internet.

A Simple, Practical, Fun System to Write Short Stories
Do you want to write but don't know where to start?

Geoff Hoff presents a no-frills system to go from no idea to completed short story in six easy steps;
  • The Idea
  • Beginning, Middle and End
  • Setting
  • Character
  • The First Draft
  • Conclusions and Responses
The author uses three short stories as reference points for the lessons that he teaches in this ebook. These stories can be downloaded from the author's site and reviewed before reading this book.

My Thoughts
This short ebook provides a wealth of information in a very concise and well-organized manner. I read the book in about an hour and truly enjoyed it. The author includes "free tips", exercises, lesson summaries and assignments. The book is very interactive and it seemed like Mr. Hoff was looking over my shoulder as I was jotting down some notes that might be my inspiration for a future short story.

When I was working as an elementary school librarian, I attended several creative writing workshops that were designed to help teachers instruct students in writing skills. I felt like some of these courses made writing much more difficult than it really is.

"You Can Write A Short Story!" is an excellent resource for beginning writers, teachers and students of all ages. If you complete each assignment in this ebook, I promise you will have a completed short story to share with your friends or even publish on Amazon! Highly recommended for all ages.

My Rating: 5 Stars Out Of 5

FYI ~ I received this ebook as a free download during a special promotion on Amazon.Com. Please check the current price before ordering.

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