Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT Back To Creative Writing School By Bridget Whelan @agoodconfession #bookreview

My review of Bridget Whelan’s really useful creative writing book – ‘Back to Creative Writing School’

Rosie Amber

Today’s team review comes from Alison, she blogs at https://alisonwilliamswriting.wordpress.com/

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Alison chose to read and review Back To Creative Writing School by Bridget Whelan

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Back to Creative Writing School – Bridget Whelan

The advent of self-publishing means that everyone can be a writer. Everyone can publish a book. But does that mean that everyone should? And is writing a skill that can be taught?

I don’t think it can. I think that an ability to write is a bit like an ability to paint. Or to sing. Anyone can (and probably should) have a go, but it doesn’t mean that, by following rules and conventions and going to classes, you can learn to do it well.

So if writing is a talent rather than a skill that can be learned, then is there a place for a book like this?

I think that there is. If writing is a talent, it…

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