3 out of 4 stars
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Individuals in prison are usually not allowed to earn. Ex-convicts face difficulties while searching for jobs. Interestingly, this book seeks to equip these individuals with the skills needed to take advantage of the opportunities available in the field of writing.
In How to write your own check, Kelly Patrick Riggs revealed his experiences while writing his first book as a prisoner. He also uncovered his mistakes, encouraged readers not to make similar ones, and laid bare certain misconceptions in writing. Furthermore, he explained in detail the various steps it should take to write and earn. Such steps range from marketing an idea, researching one's topic, publishing a book, and several others.
The author's primary purpose for writing this book is to equip inmates as several points are geared towards them. However, he is of the view that “people on the outside” can benefit from it, and he also disclosed the resources available to them.
At a point in this book, I felt that it was all about writing a book as the writer focused more on it. However, as I read the book further, I discovered that the information provided could be applied to most kinds of writing—like article writing—if not all.
Key points explored by the author are boldly titled and spread across different chapters, and this reflects the perfectly organized nature of this book. This is what I loved most as it made me mentally prepared for what to expect in each chapter. Also, it made the book appear easy to read and assimilate.
This book is about 52 pages, and considering its nature, this length is just the perfect one to keep readers engrossed in it. Also, it shows that the book is concise and does not incorporate irrelevant information.
Undoubtedly, the author aims to inform and educate, however; I came across a few jokes that lightened the mood.
There was nothing I disliked about this book, as it is almost perfect. However, the only complaint I have about it is the presence of spelling and punctuation errors. Although they had little impact on my enjoyment of this book, they are enough for me to deduct one star. Therefore, I am rating How to write your own check three out of four stars.
This book contains no profane words. Furthermore, there are no erotic scenes. Inmates and aspiring authors searching for a means of income will find this book beneficial, and I recommend it to them.
How to write your own check
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