My book review of 'Write it all down' by Cathy Rentzenbrink

Write it all down

by Cathy Rentzenbrink
Write it all down
by Cathy Rentzenbrink

I've been interested in Cathy Rentzenbrink's writing ever since I saw her chair the proceedings at a Booksellers conference several years ago. She was intelligent and capable, warm and funny. 

This book presents her advice on writing in just the same way. You feel relaxed and comfortable in her company, switching off from all other distractions to hang on her every word. And you come away believing in yourself, walking a little taller!

Taking us by the hand, she leads us through all the pitfalls to writing, stepping over all the obstacles. She urges us to believe, to try, to push through. 

There are prompts and exercises. Problems and setbacks are anticipated and solutions offered. And, while Rentzenbrink offers great ideas and encouragement, there is also a collection of comments from other well known writers with their own observations and experiences of the writing process.

This really is a gem of a book which I'm sure I'm going to return to time and again and not just for the tips and exercises, but also for the calm, positive, affirming and uplifting words of Cathy Rentzenbrink. It feels a real comfort!

 

Review date: January 2022
Publication date: 6th January 2022