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Reviewed by Jacqueline Ruiz for Readers' Favorite
Presenting: It’s Time to Share! is Terri Kelley’s last book in the Writing as a Process series. In this book, Kelley summarizes the whole process, beginning with brainstorming then the rough draft. After the rough draft, the editing occurs; then the writer and others meet to conference and revise the story before the publication finally happens.
To learn in-depth tips on the writing process, you can read Kelley’s other books in the series. In this book she talks about presenting. She tells the reader to make sure the book is in its best possible form before presenting it to others. Presenting can take the form of reading the book to others privately or, if you’re lucky enough to snag a writing contract, your publisher will set up reading dates for you. When this occurs, writers should be calm, speak eloquently, and enunciate their words so that the audience can get the full effect of what’s being said.
Like Kelley’s other books in the Writing as a Process series, this book is accompanied by illustrations done by Milena Radeva. Radeva saturates each page with color and makes the poems jump out at you. I congratulate Kelley for being able to talk about the writing process in the form of rhyme. It is a process that can be boring for most but Kelley is able to give it some life and make it very interesting. Although I’ve only read three books in this series, as a writer, this seems like a great resource to have in my library. I look forward to more of Kelley’s work.