Melissa says, “Wordsmithy would be a great edition to any upper level writing course. It’s a handy pocket reference of sorts. Wilson presents a ton of sound information in a brief, concise manner.” Read the rest of her review at Reflections from Drywood Creek.
Heidi says, “For many years, Gracie was my reluctant writer. She’s my “sandwich child” – smack dab in the middle of two children who love to use their imagination to spin tales on paper. It took many years of patience, prompting, and finding the right tools, and now she actually enjoys writing. I thought that, since this is her senior year of high school and she’s preparing to start taking some college classes soon, that Wordsmithy might be a fun tool for her to use to brush up on her writing skills and knowledge. ” Read the rest of her review […]
“It is compact and readable; each tip is not longer than two pages and has a takeaway point. It’s the kind of information that sneaks in and settles in to your world view of how to write.” Read the rest of the review at Homeschool Chumash.
Lizzie says, “If you or your student needs help learning to write, [Wordsmithy] may just be the resource you’re looking for. Ideas and tips written in an easy to follow style that won’t bog you down. What’s not to like!?” Check out her complete review at A Dusty Frame.
Susan says, “On the Timberdoodle web site, Wordsmithy is listed as being appropriate for ages 12 and up, as well as grades 9 and up. Since my daughter is age 12, I knew we were on the bottom end of this resource, but she does really enjoy writing so I was expecting that she would love it. Unfortunately, it did not turn out to be a favorite of hers. ” Read the rest of her review at Susan’s Spot.
Mama Bookworm says, “When I was asked by Timberdoodle to do a review for WORDSMITHY I did not expect the little jewel I would indeed, receive. I had no idea what this book would really contain and honestly, I expected a dry, boring manual on how to write books and was unsure how this would help us in our homeschool journey at all. Since the author also has a religious background I was also wondering what role it would play in his suggestions. ” You can read her review at Beyond the Books.
Teresa says, “As a homeschool mom I am continually on the lookout for ways to encourage my children in their writing. I want them to enjoy the process and feel proud of what they have accomplished. I am eager to learn ways to improve my own writing as well and love to learn alongside my children. I was excited to be given the opportunity byTimberdoodle to review Wordsmithy, Hot Tips for the Writing Life by Douglas Wilson.” Check out her review at Bear Creek Felting.
Lori says, “Whether you are a writer working on your hundredth book or a youngster who is wanting to be a “writer down book-worder”, Wordsmithy has a ton of encouragement and practical suggestions just for you.” Read the rest of her review at At Home Where Life Happens.
Suzanna says, “I always thought that either someone knew how to write well or not. I thought it was something you were born with. It wasn’t until I was teaching my own children to write that I realized I was wrong. I started reading books about writing and I realized that writing is a skill that can be taught… That’s why I appreciated Douglas Wilson’s book Wordsmithy. In it, he offers practical tips on becoming a better writer. This book doesn’t include the writing assignments that are included in many writing books, but life-long habits that will make sure you […]
Jennifer says, “This book is short — only 120 pages — and to the point, but it is jam-packed with so much practical wisdom and highbrow humor that I’m afraid my kids might have skimmed right over the best parts without fully appreciating them. “I lost count of how many times the text made me laugh out loud. Wilson has a delightfully subtle wit that I just love. “He also practices what he preaches, with deft precision, and carefully measures his words so that none are wasted. “This gem of a book is filled with tips and secrets guaranteed to improve […]