Creativity Coaching : Jurgen Wolff : Review: Your Writing Coach
Your Writing Coach: From Concept to Character, from Pitch to Publication
Everything You Need to Know about Writing Novels, Non-Fiction, New Media, Scripts, and Short Stories by Jurgen Wolff (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2007)
Book Review by Chris Dunmire
"Jurgen Wolff has written over 100 episodes of TV, and six books," notes his bio at the end of the Chapter 4 excerpt (An Endless Flow of Ideas) now published on the Creativity Portal Web site. With an impressive resume like this, you can imagine how pleased I was when Jurgen contacted me about his latest book, Your Writing Coach: From Concept to Character, from Pitch to Publication and gave me permission to share the excerpt with Creativity Portal readers.
Plus, I was thrilled to learn that in addition to his over 25 years' experience writing articles and books, Jurgen's written scripts for several popular television shows I've grown up with: Benson, Family Ties, and Relic Hunter. This confirmed two things: Jurgen Wolff knows his stuff, and he has the experience in the industry to back it up. This qualifies him to be anybody's writing coach.
What's in the coaching book?
Your Writing Coach is a 248-page book filled with a wealth of practical knowledge, industry insights, writing exercises, and coaching tips that will teach and encourage writers at all levels to write, persist, and sell better. It's smartly divided into four parts with 18 chapters that covers a remarkable range of issues and topics all writers face somewhere along the spectrum.
Imagine for a few minutes that you're Jurgen's coaching client. Here's what Your Writing Coach will do for you:
And what else?
With the thousands of books on the market today covering the how-to's of writing and publishing, what makes Jurgen Wolff's Your Writing Coach stand out? Several things, in my mind. Despite Jurgen's successful career as a writer in the industry with a prolific list of impressive projects, the tone of the book remains coach-friendly, helpful, and never condescending.
Here's what else:
After reading his book and seeing all of the extra effort he's put into engaging the reader in the pages and on his Web site, I have no doubt that Jurgen Wolff is serious about being Your Writing Coach.
Sample the book now by reading an excerpt from Your Writing Coach: Chapter 4: An Endless Flow of Ideas »
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