Recommended Reads

I am a music journalist and a writer. A lot of aspiring writers have been asking me that simple question: how do you become a writer?

My answer might sound simplistic to some of you, but you become a writer by writing. What defines you as a writer-no matter if you are a published author or not- is the ability to write.

One might be tempted to say: “Ok, then…anybody can write…no big deal!”.

Little do these people know: anybody can write, but not anybody can write with passion. To be passionate about a subject, you must love your stuff, know your topic and preferably become an expert on your subject (s).

So, how do you become an expert? Mostly by investigating your subject and by reading.

I am a very eclectic reader. Being a speaker of several languages, I often switch from one language to another. This is probably also what motivated me to write books in English, German and French.

There are several authors I would like to recommend: Contel Bradford, of Detroit, who is a contemporary hip hop fiction writer, excellent in his genre- Rhonda Byrne ( I recommend the Secret and the Power in particular), Arno Geiger ( an Austrian writer), author of ” Es geht uns gut” in German, Jose Cabanis, Le Bonheur du Jour, in French language.

So you want to be a writer? Find a passion, do some research about it…and start writing!

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About Isabelle

My name is Isabelle Esling. I graduated from the University of Metz, France, where I studied Liberal Arts/ Languages. I have been teaching modern foreign languages in public and private schools, mainly as a German and French teacher.I recently released a book entitled " Eminem and the Detroit Rap Scene- White Kid in a Black Music World" with Amber Books. Password manager, fill forms, paste it notes software - CastlePaste Pro I have always had a passion for writing and music, black music in particular. I discovered Eminem in 2001 and was very enthusiastic about the artist’s great talent, which motivated me to write about him. It also motivated me to explore the Detroit hip hop scene that is full of amazing artists. In 2003, Gavin Sheridan, a technical writer and professional blogger offered me to be a contributing writer for his blog, which got me started as a freelance music journalist. In 2005, with Gavin’s help, I started The Eminem Blog where I expressed about the artist, the Detroit hip hop scene and other hip hop related subjects. I have reviewed a wide range of CD’s and interviewed some consistent artists such as Dina Rae, DJ Butter, Big Proof of D12, just to name a few. The Eminem Blog gained me a worldwide audience of readers. I have also contributed to numerous hip hop websites such as Music Mouth UK, Detroit Rap Com, Michigan Bands and D Townie. In 2006, I did some interviews for Jason Matthews Detroit digital magazine ILL Mag. Through the years I developed my craft, increased my knowledge of hip hop culture and also expressed on various subjects such as spirituality, humanities, beauty and lifestyle, movies etc…I keep writing at The Eminem Blog and sharing my passion with my readers till now. My first book on "Eminem and the Detroit Rap Scene" has been published by Amber Books on August the 6th, 2012. It is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, in paperpack and e-book.
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2 Responses to Recommended Reads

  1. Donna says:

    I HIGHLY recommend Isabelle’s new book, EMINEM and The Detroit Rap Scene: White Kid in a Black Music World. Read my review here:

    http://voices.yahoo.com/new-book-shines-light-eminem-detroit-hip-11806920.html?cat=9

  2. Isabelle says:

    Thanks Donna:)))