How to Write It by Anthony Anaxagorou

Published January 9, 2021

How to Write It by Anthony Anaxagorou

Book info

  • Title How to Write It
  • Author Anthony Anaxagorou
  • Year 2020
  • Genres Non-fiction, Writing

Taking readers on a personal journey through his early life and school years, through to his relationship with literature, education poetry and writing, this book is filled with tips, anecdotes and publishing advice for anyone interested in getting their work seen. From Anthony's first slam win to the evolving British poetry scene, this book will provoke readers into thinking about their writing more carefully – be it a poem, short story or novel – and help them finally get their book out into the world.


I was very intrigued to see this series of How To books published by Stormzy’s Merky Books imprint. Short little books with guidance on a variety of subjects, this first one is about writing, publishing and getting the best out of your creativity. It took me a while to get used to the style of book - it’s not a writing guide, although it does have some exercises to try. It’s not a step by step to getting published, although there are some tips, lists and links to help.

It’s more of a memoir, using the wisdom of someone who has been through their own journey to get to where they are today, published and respected, and with plenty to share to help others along their way. Anthony shares plenty of personal stories that are both advisory but also ultimately motivational. Curious to see what the other books in the series have in store!

Rating: 3 / 5

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