The Writer’s Devotional by Amy Peters (2012)
The Writer’s Devotional:
365 Inspirational Exercises, Ideas, Tips & Motivations on Writing
by Amy Peters
Sterling Publishing, 2012
What would a writer’s blog be without a review of a book about writing (even if the blog itself has strayed from its original intent)? The Writer’s Devotional by Amy Peters is the first writing book to be featured, but it will be difficult to find another that tops it.
In an attempt to get your creative juices flowing, Peters offers a mix of exercises and anecdotes for the aspiring writer. Each day is devoted to a different topic: quotes from other writers, short biographical sketches of authors, poets and screenwriters, the ins and outs of editing, motivational techniques and recommended books; there are also two writing exercises given per week, challenging future authors to go outside their comfort zones at times, discovering new approaches to putting pen to paper.
The actual book itself is beautifully put together, a cloth-bound hardcover with a ribbon bookmark (similar to most Bibles) to keep your place. This is not meant to be a “read-it-and-be-done” book, but a daily reading that can be repeated each year as you continue your own writer’s journey. It will certainly be a part of mine.