Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Writer's Devotional by Amy Peters

I like devotional books --any kind--and I have quite a few. I especially like devotional books that pertain to writing.  

A few days ago, I came across such a book in Barnes & Noble called The Writer’s Devotional, 365 inspirational exercises, ideas, tips, & motivations on writing by Amy Peters.

Each day of the week highlights an aspect of the writer’s life:

Monday - Writers on Writing.
Tuesday - Motivation
Wednesday - Writing Class
Thursday - Editing
Friday - Biography
Saturday - Books Writers Should Read
Sunday - Writing Prompts

This book is phenomenal. One could teach a class--each page is a lesson plan--using the tips, prompts and motivations.  If you’re looking for a gift for a writer friend, this is the perfect gift, but you’d better purchase two copies because once you get home and browse through A Writer’s Devotional, you won’t be able to wrap it up and give it away.

Set up in the traditional devotional book format, it’s impossible to read one devo per day. I’ve gobbled page after page after page each time I sit down with it. The great thing is that this book can be read over and over again. Hats off to Amy Peters for a beautiful, useful writing tool that inspires, instructs and motivates. This book is a writer's treasure.

6 comments:

Li said...

Thanks for the recommendation - it's never too soon (for me) to start Christmas shopping! :-)

Jeanette W. Stickel said...

Thanks for the recommendation. It sounds wonderful. Another book I have enjoyed is Echoing Silence: Thomas Merton on the Vocation of Writing. I find it inspiring.

LD Masterson said...

Thank you. I'll be looking for this one.

Lynn said...

Looks and sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing.

jnana said...

I love that sort of book as well, adding to my to-read!

Jess * Jessie * Jessy said...

Thanks everyone for leaving comments. I've been having computer problems. Will post in the next day or two.