“The Mindful Author” by Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane

The Mindful Author

Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane
Independently Published (2022)
ISBN: 978-1922375186
Reviewed by Lily Andrews for Reader Views (01/2023

“No matter how intelligent, articulate, or charismatic you are, there is something about the unknown that can be utterly terrifying.”- Thus asserts Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane in her stirring foreword of “The Mindful Author,” the first installment in the Ignite and Write series.

“The Mindful Author (Ignite & Write)” is a definitive and concise guide that teaches writers how to put their creative thoughts on pen and paper by mastering the courage to believe in themselves and write, and eventually turn their rare gift into pages of masterful craft. Drawing from years of experience as an author, ghostwriter, and writing author, Roxanne offers a holistic guide for all types of writers.

Helpful quotes from well-known personalities accentuate the subject that the author discusses across the pages, along with auspicious summaries after every chapter. The prolific writer weaves together an essential and sound treatise that will help authors win the inner game of writing and contribute positively to the world of literature. With luminous prose, an easy-going tone, practical advice, and clear applications, this guide is the gust of wind that many authors have been looking out for to ignite the spark in them and guide them on how to break out into professional authorship.

Author McCarty-O’Kane outlines ways of overcoming initial fears and uncertainties, encouraging other writers to share their challenges, triumphs, resilience tactics, and adventures to help inform others. In her own words, she argues that the people who fully and unashamedly embrace their authentic stories will become the most successful authors because they see the value and potential for their lessons to make a tangible difference in the lives of others. With so many guides in the market geared towards authors and especially indie authors, one element that stands out in “The Mindful Author (Ignite & Write)” is the author’s writing that flowed seamlessly and allowed me as a reader to envision the overall writing process effortlessly.

A well-detailed and intricate reference guide sums up McCarty-O’Kane’s personal, revealing and accessible tool. Although many people long to write and publish their books, only a few people achieve this goal. This experienced author helps transform even unwilling scribblers into expressive littérateurs. If you are hitting mental stop-ups while trying to enkindle the passion within you to write, then “The Mindful Author (Ignite & Write)” is here to help. It certainly should be part of a novice or expert writer’s library.

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