Welcome to Bobbi’s Bookshelf

Recently, as I was browsing through my bookcase, I realized that I had several shelves of books on writing, which did not even include the ones on Kindle. Out of curiosity, I began to count them. I was astonished to discover that I own seventy-six books on writing or writing-related topics! If I had read every one of them in their entirety, I would probably be the world’s most prolific and successful writer.

Alas, I have not, which is a terrible waste not only of money but also of potential. I have read some, of course, and even written some, but there is still a wealth of information I have not yet absorbed. Some of these books are classics, others perhaps should be, and still others are straightforward how to’s (e.g.,  how to think like an editor,  how to market when you hate marketing,  how to write a bestseller, how to survive and thrive as a freelance writer, how to master social media, and so forth).

So, I have decided to read them, one at a time, and to share the very best books with you. After all, why own them and read them and then keep all of that valuable information, insight, and inspiration to myself? Even if I read and reviewed one book a week, it would take me seventy-six weeks, or a year and a half of reading and sharing every book with you. That would prevent me from ever reading any other books or writing about any other subject on this blog. Let me assure you that I will be selective about both my reading and my reviews. Also, I will keep the posts as brief and engaging as possible.

First up: Write and Grow Rich: Secrets of Successful Authors and Publishers  by Alinka Rutkowska and Adam Houge

Bobbi Linkemer is a writing coach, ghostwriter, editor, as well as the author of eighteen books under her own name. Her passion is helping writers at all levels to convey their messages through books. In her forty-five-year career, Ms. Linkemer has written on hundreds of topics for magazines, individuals, and organizations in both the private and public sectors. She has been a feature writer, a magazine editor, and a corporate communicator. Her clients range from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurs and individuals who want to share their stories or build their businesses. Bobbi Linkemer • 314-968-8661 bobbi@writeanonfictionbook.com

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