Grit for the Oyster: 250 Pearls of Wisdom for Aspiring Authors
By Fisher, Coty, McDonald and Bloss
Vintage Spirit - Non-fiction/Writing/Inspirational
You can pretty much tell what this book is about by looking at the title, but there are some distinctions and details worth mentioning. First of all, it's written by Christian authors and their inspiration is based on their individual faiths. If Christianity isn't inspiring to you, then stop right here. But, if it is . . .
Grit for the Oyster is very much like a daily devotional in that it's comprised of short, inspirational stories about writing experiences and lessons learned by published Christian authors, followed by numerous quotes (and occasionally, a Bible verse is incorporated in the text). You could spend months using this book as morning inspiration and then turn around and read it all over, again. It's seriously uplifting.
I'm afraid I'm going to have to keep this particular book review very, very short because we've got a noisy storm knocking down limbs and leaves. So, I'll just wrap up by saying that if you're a Christian who aspires to be a published writer and you need a little bit of nudging or encouragement, I highly recommend this book. At least a few quotes have struck me as so perfect for daily repetition that I'm going to go back to find them, print them out and display them next to the computer.
Now, I have to turn off the computer and duck. It's scary out there!! In case I don't make it back for wahoos, I'll try to post some tomorrow. I'm glad it's raining, even if it's doing so rather violently. We needed a break from our intense sunshine. So, wahoo for that.