E.C. Murray’s two helpful, non-fiction TINY BOOKS:
WRITERS UNBLOCKED: Insightful tips from writers in and around Seattle. Fulfill your passion to write! Thirty of Seattle’s most respected writers offer advice for aspiring writers, for writers facing the accursed “writer’s block,” and for those who want to improve their skills. What’s a step outline? Do I need to get an MFA? What’s the best way to get started in the morning? How do I motivate myself? E.C. Murray gathered insightful tips from her Writer’s Connection interviews (www.writersconnection.org) in this slim volume of authors, poets, essayists and screenwriters advice. Use these insightful tips to boost your motivation, overcome frustration and spark your writing. Writers included are: Garth Stein, Erik Larson, Debbie Macomber, Elizabeth George, Peter Mountford, Theo Nestor, Bruce Barcott, Jim Lynch, Jonathan Evision, Hank Searls, Carla Seaquist, Randall Platt, Langdon Cook, William Dietz, Mike Lawson, Carol Cassella, Sheila Roberts, Susan Rich, Stephanie Kallos, Jamie Ford, Scott Driscoll, Marissa Meyer, Ryan Boudinot, Michele Torrey, JA Jance, Anca Szilágyi, Waverly Fitzgerald, Ann Hedreen, Diane Mettler, Kelli Russell Agodon, and Bharti Kirchner.
ANOTHER TINY BOOK: “Life Kind of Sucks,” beautifully illustrated by award winning artist Germaine Austin, is based on being a Mom and a social worker. When life feels rough, when nothing comes easily, when one is anxious or depressed or sad or confused, here’s a mini-book with some fresh ideas. It isn’t an anecdote for the hard times per se, but hopefully, it will provide tools to make each day go a little more smoothly. Life Kind of Sucks is filled with ideas for people of all ages, girls and boys, men and women, who are in a funk. It’s especially popular with teen boys and girls and older women.