Book Review: You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction by Kelli A. Wilkins


If you’ve always dreamed of writing and getting published, but have no idea where or how to start—THIS is the book for you!

You Can Write—Really! is an easy guide designed for beginner writers who need a boost of motivation and simple instructions on how to get started.

Award-winning author Kelli A. Wilkins takes you step-by-step through the writing process, covering the basics of plotting, editing, revising, and submitting.

In addition, she explores ways to get your creativity flowing, explains where authors get ideas, and shows you how to create interesting characters for your story.

Helpful tips and fun writing exercises throughout the book get you started!

Available on Amazon.


My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book from the author for an honest review.

When I started this book, I realized that it is more than just a book to read once. It has exercises for the reader (wanna be writer) to do, and if you do all of the exercises, by the time you have finished the book, you will have a good start at your first short story or novel.

I’m sure there are many ways to write a book but Kelli A. Wilkins does a good job at helping a potential writer become an actual writer. She gives a lot of good pointers, the first one being to set aside an hour every day to write, no excuses.

If you’re one of the many people who want to write a book but you don’t know where to start, getting this book would be a great start! I read it through once without doing the exercises and now I’m going to start over and do the exercises as I go. 


About the Author

f956b1955a45ffdaffff8e32ffffe417Kelli divides her time between writing romance and horror fiction. Her horror stories have been published in several anthologies including Moon Shadows, Wrapped in White, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, The Best of the First Line, Dark Things II: Cat Crimes, Frightmares, Mistresses of the Macabre, The Four Horsemen, What If… and Haunted.

In February 2015 she released a fun guide to writing. You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction combines her years of writing experience with practical advice, handy tips, and motivating writing exercises.

She has published numerous romances in historical, fantasy, gay, contemporary, and paranormal genres with Amber Quill Press. Her first book with Medallion Press, The Viking’s Witch, was released in 2012 and won a 2013 Gold IPPY Award for Best Romance E-book. More than 35 of her “10-minute Romances” once appeared in The Sun.

In addition to her fiction, Kelli has authored four pet care guides: Cats, Quick & Easy Cat & Kitten Care, The Simple Guide to Cats, and Hermit Crabs for Dummies.

Kelli was raised in upstate New York and is a graduate of Voorheesville High School, where she began writing short stories and taking creative writing classes. Rural settings and small towns often appear in many of her stories.

She received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Dramatic Arts from Hofstra University and completed the Commercial Writer’s Certificate Program at Middlesex County College in New Jersey.

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