Advice to Writers

More than four hundred celebrated authors offer advice on all aspects of writing and publishing.

Author: Jon Winokur

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679763414

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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More than four hundred celebrated authors offer advice on all aspects of writing and publishing.

The Forest for the Trees

In this survival guide for writers, Lerner shares her editorial wisdom and provides an insider's understanding of the publishing process.

Author: Betsy Lerner

Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)

ISBN: 159448483X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

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In this survival guide for writers, Lerner shares her editorial wisdom and provides an insider's understanding of the publishing process. She looks at different writer personality types and addresses the concerns of writers just getting started.

Advice to Writers

Chandler, Raymond (tOnL) on qualifications, I32 on rules and commandments, I45 on technique, 165, I67 on tricks of the trade, 172 on writing advice, 202, ...

Author: Jon Winokur

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307554154

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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In Advice to Writers, Jon Winokur, author of the bestselling The Portable Curmudgeon, gathers the counsel of more than four hundred celebrated authors in a treasury on the world of writing. Here are literary lions on everything from the passive voice to promotion and publicity: James Baldwin on the practiced illusion of effortless prose, Isaac Asimov on the despotic tendencies of editors, John Cheever on the perils of drink, Ivan Turgenev on matrimony and the Muse. Here, too, are the secrets behind the sleight-of-hand practiced by artists from Aristotle to Rita Mae Brown. Sagacious, inspiring, and entertaining, Advice to Writers is an essential volume for the writer in every reader.

Writers Artists Guide to Getting Published

This guide considers all publishing formats (print, digital and audio) and markets (fiction, non-fiction, children's and books for adults) to offer all-round support for the budding writer.

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472950208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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The W&A Guide to Getting Published provides the would-be published author with expert knowledge on securing a book deal – from preparing a manuscript for submission, to finding an agent, from working with an Editor, to effective self-promotion. It considers all stages in the 'selling' of your idea and manuscript and gives up-to-date information on how the publishing industry functions and how authors can best navigate its mysteries and complexities. Each chapter provides practical, how-to advice on what to do, where to seek additional help, what costs might be involved, cautionary dos and don'ts, and useful case studies. This guide considers all publishing formats (print, digital and audio) and markets (fiction, non-fiction, children's and books for adults) to offer all-round support for the budding writer.

Advice to Writers

This is an essential volume for both the aspiring writer and the devoted reader.

Author: Jon Winokur

Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited

ISBN: 1862054401

Category: Authorship

Page: 227

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The Jane Austen Writers Club

Bursting with useful exercises, beautiful illustrations and enlightening quotations from the classic author's novels and letters – and written by none other than Austen's five-times-great-niece – this book will teach you her methods, ...

Author: Rebecca Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408866061

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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A delightful and informative guide to writing like Jane Austen, written by the five-times-great niece of Austen herself Jane Austen is one of the most beloved writers in the English literary canon. Her novels changed the landscape of fiction forever, and her writing remains as fresh, entertaining and witty as the day her books were first published. Bursting with useful exercises, beautiful illustrations and enlightening quotations from the classic author's novels and letters – and written by none other than Austen's five-times-great-niece – this book will teach you her methods, tips and tricks, from techniques of plotting and characterisation through to dialogue and suspense. Whether you're a creative writing enthusiast looking to publish your first novel, a teacher searching for further inspiration for students, or fan seeking insight into Austen's daily rituals, this is an essential companion, guaranteed to satisfy, inform and delight. 'Winning and beguiling ... Smith shares Jane Austen's clarity and gentle irony' Independent

Making a Literary Life

As Carolyn See says, writing guides are like preachers on Sunday—there may be a lot of them, but you can’t have too many, and there’s always an audience of the faithful.

Author: Carolyn See

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307415967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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As Carolyn See says, writing guides are like preachers on Sunday—there may be a lot of them, but you can’t have too many, and there’s always an audience of the faithful. And while Making a Literary Life is ostensibly a book that teaches you how to write, it really teaches you how to make your interior life into your exterior life, how to find and join that community of like-minded souls you’re sure is out there somewhere. Carolyn See distills a lifetime of experience as novelist, memoirist, critic, and creative-writing professor into this marvelously engaging how-to book. Partly the nuts and bolts of writing (plot, point of view, character, voice) and partly an inspirational guide to living the life you dream of, Making a Literary Life takes you from the decision to “become” a writer to three months after the publication of your first book. A combination of writing and life strategies (do not tell everyone around you how you yearn to be a writer; send a “charming note” to someone you admire in the industry five days a week, every week, for the rest of your life; find the perfect characters right in front of you), Making a Literary Life is for people not usually considered part of the literary loop: the non–East Coasters, the secret scribblers. With sagacity, a magical sense of humor, and an abiding belief in the possibilities offered to “ordinary” people living “ordinary” lives, Carolyn See has summed up her life’s work in a book so beguiling, irreverent, and giddily inspiring that you won’t even realize it’s changing your life until it already has.

How to Start Writing and When to Stop

At once kind and hilarious, this compilation of the Nobel Prize-winning poet's advice to writers is illustrated with her own marvelous collages

Author: Wislawa Szymborska

Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 0811229718

Category:

Page: 112

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Illustrated with her own marvelous collages, this hilarious compilation of the Nobel Prize-winning poet's advice to writers is at once kind and droll

Coaching the Artist Within

Designed to help any person become more creative, this book offers a complete program for developing the habits that make creating an everyday routine.

Author: Eric Maisel

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577317211

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Have you ever wished you had a professional coach who could encourage your creative pursuits, help structure your efforts, and cheer you on? Coaching the Artist Within is the first book to explain the techniques that creativity coaches use to help their clients survive and thrive in the arts. Designed to help any person become more creative, this book offers a complete program for developing the habits that make creating an everyday routine. The book’s twelve lessons and numerous exercises are at once inspiring, practical, and fun. To spice up the lessons, Eric Maisel shares anecdotes about his clients, including painters, actors, screenwriters, novelists, dancers, and poets. Best of all, Coaching the Artist Within will teach you to be your own coach, and the results will transform your relationship with the creative process.

1001 Tips for Writers

Tips provide (1) Advice on how to get commercially published, (2) What you need to consider if you are thinking of self-publishing, (3) The inspirational success stories of writers who succeeded after struggling for years; The habits that ...

Author: William A. Gordon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0937813109

Category: Reference

Page: 190

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Quotations presenting the best advice about writing and publishing today. Tips provide (1) Advice on how to get commercially published, (2) What you need to consider if you are thinking of self-publishing, (3) The inspirational success stories of writers who succeeded after struggling for years; The habits that separate professional writers from the amateurs; and why you might be better off working at McDonald's, and much, much more.

Premium Promotional Tips for Writers

Useyour blog/website topromote your freelance writing and link it all to yourbook. ... Example: I'm giving free advice to others who comment on.

Author: Jo-Anne Vandermeulen

Publisher: Jo-Anne Vandermeulen

ISBN: 9780984168040

Category: Authorship

Page: 130

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A "must-have" ­resource book filled with practical online marketing tips for those who have books or other products to sell. Although this book was written for writers promoting their books, these ­promotional tips can be applied to any products you may wish to promote via the Internet. You will learn how to target your audience, create massive exposure, and drive traffic back to the site where your books or other products are sold.

Real Writing

In letters to her cousin, a writer, the author discusses the techniques and routine of writing.

Author: Rachel McAlpine

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:939641323

Category: Authorship

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In letters to her cousin, a writer, the author discusses the techniques and routine of writing.

Kill Your Darlings 20 Advice Articles for Fiction Writers

Literary agents know how difficult it can be for a writer to finish anovel, especially afirst novel. Querying them before you are done not only wastes ...

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Mike Wells

ISBN: 9781310042676

Category: Reference

Page: 90

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Bestselling novelist Mike Wells shares 20 of his most popular blog posts in one volume. Having more than two decades of experience in both traditional and indie publishing, Wells covers everything from a quick and easy way to write short book synopses to querying agents and editors to how to hook your readers on the first page of a story. "This is the best advice on creating a synopsis I've read.” - Melissa Stark, Author “I should tattoo these tips on my arm, Angelina Jolie style.” - Cynthia Wright, Author “This has been fantastic help.” - Marie O’Halloran, Author “Terrific summary of what we writers need to look out for.” - Julie Glover, Author “I am writing my first manuscript and have found this very interesting and helpful.” - Dave Perlmutter, Author

Being a Writer

The joys and challenges of being a writer are explored in this inspiring assemblage of wit, wisdom and hard-won practical advice from some of the world’s greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves ...

Author: Travis Elborough

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 0711238200

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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The joys and challenges of being a writer are explored in this inspiring assemblage of wit, wisdom and hard-won practical advice from some of the world’s greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as writers. From Samuel Johnson in eighteenth-century London to Lorrie Moore in twenty-first-century Wisconsin, the contributors range from the canon to contemporary, covering more than 250 years, and come from all over the world. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this stunning anthology explores and illuminates the pleasures and pitfalls of the compulsion to write, with advice about the whole messy business of writing literature and what it takes to be a writer. The perfect gift for aspiring writers, curious readers, and anyone interested in what the world's greatest authors have to say about the art of writing.

Market Or Die Sensible Brand Building Advice for Writers

By night, she's a fiction writer. In this handbook, Ms. Fusco will provide easy to understand advice for writers of fiction or non fiction on how to build their own author brand.

Author: Jennifer Fusco

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1463561695

Category:

Page: 62

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By day, author Jennifer Fusco is a marketing professional and brand expert. By night, she's a fiction writer. In this handbook, Ms. Fusco will provide easy to understand advice for writers of fiction or non fiction on how to build their own author brand.

Letters to a Young Writer

Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear.

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780399590818

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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From the bestselling author of the National Book Award winner Let the Great World Spin comes a lesson in how to be a writer—and so much more than that. Intriguing and inspirational, this book is a call to look outward rather than inward. McCann asks his readers to constantly push the boundaries of experience, to see empathy and wonder in the stories we craft and hear. A paean to the power of language, both by argument and by example, Letters to a Young Writer is fierce and honest in its testament to the bruises delivered by writing as both a profession and a calling. It charges aspiring writers to learn the rules and even break them. These fifty-two essays are ultimately a profound challenge to a new generation to bring truth and light to a dark world through their art.