#bookreview for The Business of Writing Part 3 by Elizabeth Ducie @ElizabethDucie #nonfiction #TuesdayBookBlog

The BofW part 3

I have always been impressed by the professionalism of Elizabeth Ducie so when I had the chance to be an early reader of her business books I jumped at the chance. I have therefore received a free copy of this book but that has no bearing on the content of my review.

I am as easy distract as a kitten is with a laser, so this part of the series was probably the most useful for me to read. It starts by doing an excellent job of telling you to be kinder to yourself, which is always good to read if not easy to act upon.

Imagining each writing task as a project this book shows you how best to manage that project using various planning methods. It also discusses time management which I can struggle with as having so much to do I can lose focus, panic and end up getting nothing done. You can learn how to differentiate between Musts and Wants as well as Urgency versus Importance. It is this section that I am going to reread and put into action.

This is followed by a problem-solving section which introduces some useful methods of working out a solution, and ends with a Miscellany, for odd bits and pieces, and with a useful section on Scrivener which I’ve never used but am intrigued to find out more about.

As always with Ducie’s business books this is filled with concise, useful information and I’m sure anyone reading this one would definitely find something in it to help improve their effectiveness. Highly recommended.

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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