Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being A Writer (Paperback)
  • Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being A Writer (Paperback)
zoom

Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being A Writer (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£16.99
Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 23/07/2020
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers for help with their professional development. In this book Poets & Writers provides the authoritative guide for writers that answers every imaginable question about craft and career. From kickstarting your creativity and developing your style to getting your work read and published, this is the bible for authors of all genres and forms.

Written by Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon, the two most recent editors of Poets & Writers Magazine, this book brings an unrivaled understanding of the areas in which writers seek guidance and support. Filled with insider information like sample query letters, pitch letters, lists of resources, and worksheets for calculating freelance rates, tracking submissions, and managing your taxes, the guide does more than demystify the writing life-it also provides an array of powerful tools for building a sustainable career as a writer.

In addition to the wealth of insights into creativity, publishing, and promotion are first-person essays from bestselling authors, including George Saunders, Christina Baker Kline, and Ocean Vuong, as well as reading lists from award-winning writers such as Anthony Doerr, Cheryl Strayed, and Natalie Diaz.

Here, at last, is the ultimate comprehensive resource that belongs on every writer's desk

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781529338850
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 234 x 152 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A welcome vade mecum on the business and art of writing for publication . . . A book of benefit to well-practiced as well as novice writers, full of useful advice, pointers, and prompts.
A lucid, lively, thorough, enormously helpful book that I'll be recommending to prospective authors for years to come.
Publishing has always seemed mysterious to writers published and unpublished, to people new to the business and sometimes even to people who have worked within it for decades (me). So what a wonderful thing to have a resource like this. It clears the mist for emerging and established writers and provides a comprehensive answer to every question a writer might ask. It also makes me wonder if Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon left a spy camera in my office.
It's not every day the word complete strikes one as an understatement, but in the case of the title of this wonderful book, it is. What Kevin Larimer and Mary Gannon have created here is a teeming compendium. Larimer and Gannon's insights and suggestions are grounded in comprehensive research and common sense, further enriched with insights, inspiration, and reading lists from a wide spectrum of the country's most respected writers. You bring the talent, this book will do the rest!

You may also be interested in...

The Definitive Guide To Screenwriting
Added to basket
Short Circuit
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Writing Comedy
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Writer's Block
Added to basket
Memoir Writing For Dummies
Added to basket
Reading Like a Writer
Added to basket
Creative Writing For Dummies
Added to basket
Writing Short Stories
Added to basket
A Creative Writing Handbook
Added to basket
Get Started in Writing a Novel
Added to basket
Writing Tools
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Practice of Writing
Added to basket
Stylistics
Added to basket
£38.99
Paperback
Writing 'Master Class'
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.