If you have ever wished you could write, wanted to get your story down on paper, or just wanted someone to read what you scribble then Dancing on the Head of a Pen by Robert Benson is the place to start.
This is a fairly simple book to read; no in depth ways to get published, nor secret tips to becoming a great writer or artist. Robert is to the point in this book...just do it.
I found this to be more of an encouragement than a "how to". And I liked that about this book. There are more than enough how to books on writing out there to last a lifetime but a book on "The Practice of a Writing Life" is just what the writer (wannabe) ordered.
I love the quotes throughout the book. I love how each chapter is short and direct which makes it easy to put down and pick up again when the timing is right. The thing I enjoyed most about this book is that it made me want to write. It doesn't make writing seem overly complicated. Hard, yes, complicated, no.
A very encouraging book for anyone interested in writing, or any other artistic talent that has been on their "to do" list.
Disclaimer: This book was given to me by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.