THE WRITING CIRCLE by Corinne Demas [Review]

The Writing Circle

I was really, REALLY excited to read THE WRITING CIRCLE by Corinne Demas when given the opportunity. Being a writer myself, the premise really called out to me, and I wanted to see exactly what Demas did with the story.

While I wasn’t completely blown away the way I wanted to be, I still enjoyed The Writing Circle. Let’s get one thing out of the way here first. If you’re looking for a book that has a lot of action in it, The Writing Circle isn’t for you. This novel is much more character driven, which was something that I fell in love with.

The more interesting the characters the better the book, and The Writing Circle was no exception.

The story centers around a group of writers, each at a different stage in their literary careers. Nancy is the newest member of the group, and at her first meeting is a little shy. Nancy’s development through The Writing Circle was fantastic. She begins the story as a starry-eyed writer, and by the end of the novel is a totally different person.

The Writing Circle is a story that is told from several points of view. Each chapter is written from a member of The Writing Circle, which made it very, VERY easy to know where you stood in the narrative.

I felt like I was reading more of a character study than a novel, and this wasn’t a bad thing! Just when I thought I had a character figured out, something would come up that would completely knock me back a few pegs and make me revamp my entire thought process of the character.

The Writing Circle was a great read, and one that I would like to revisit at a later time.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars | Publisher: Voice | Pages: 304 | Source: Publisher | Buy on Amazon

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