September 25, 2012

InScribers Review: Unlease the Writer Within

Author: Cecil Murphey
Publisher: OakTara
ISBN-13: 978-1602903074

Reviewed by:  Kimberley Payne

I had won a copy of Cec Murphey’s book through the Inscribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship blog. Excited when the package arrived in the mail, I ripped into it and read the book cover to cover immediately.

However, it’s not a book to be read so quickly. Instead it’s a book to ponder, think about, and mull over. It’s a book to be worked through and revisited often.

I loved the way Mr. Murphey challenged me to make friends with my inner critic and writer’s block. Each chapter asked complex questions to reflect on and respond to.

Mr. Murphey writes in an endearing and inspiring tone. He makes you feel as if he’s sitting in the chair right next to you. I’m encouraged to write with a voice that is as transparent and likeable as his.

I recommend this to all my writer friends.


  1. Thanks for the recommend!

  2. Thanks for the review - I am planning to pick up this book as soon as possible.

    I have a friend, a brand new blogger, who is blogging her way through the chapters of Cecil's book - with his permission and support. If you are interested, here is the link:


  3. Come on out to the ICWF Conference and receive a FREE copy! Online registration is open until the evening of September 27th at

  4. I have been to Marcia's friend's blog... Terrie has been taking a 30 day journey through Cecile's book on her blog. Worth a read!

    And Marcia... I am so glad you stopped by and shared your comment on InScribe.

    Ruth -- free copies at the conference -- what a great offer!

  5. Kimberley, I agree with you -- it's an easy read speed-wise, but it's one to take slowly and digest what he says. I have so much respect for Cec Murphey, ever since I heard him teach at Write! Canada.

    Marcia, thanks for the link. I'll check out that blog.

  6. I bought this book and also found a free one in my bag at Inscribe Conference. It will make a GREAT gift for a writer! Me and my green highlighter are munching on all the delicious tidbits of his wisdom.
    Pam M.


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