Book Reviews

I received a wonderful little book today, a new release from Writers Digest and hope Wordsmiths Books can get it in time to offer it at Georgia Writers Association's 11th Annual Spring Festival of Writers Workshops on May 5.

The book is A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words; Image-Driven Story Prompts and Exercises for Writers.Written by Phillip Sexton with Photos by Tricia Bateman.

I am rarely as tickled by a How-To book as I am this one. It's a delightfully conceived book on stimulation for writers and it's fun. Perhaps the best thing about it is that while it's full of great stuff, it also causes one to look at almost every other mundane thing with fresh eyes.

The 110 photos, chosen to intrigue and provoke a writer's imaginings, are accompanied by mini prompts, fragments of ideas that challenge the storyteller to weave a variety of tales. The writer is baited to focus on numerous aspects of story from beginnings to endings and include character profiling, dialogue practice, setting and more.

The ISBN numbers are: ISBN-13: 978-1-58297-472-9 and ISBN-10: 1-58297-472-1