Many people feel they might have a book in them - but how do you know whether you have what it takes to be a writer, whether your writing is any good, what you should write about and whether you should dedicate proper time to begin your dream? This book asks pertinent questions of you via a questionnaire to help you discover whether there is a talented writer in you. Each chapter provides background to the relevant point in the questionnaire. Packed with advice from experienced writers including known authors; P D James, Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson, Margaret Drabble, Katie Fforde and more. Expert advice from Daniel Roche (BA President), independent booksellers, publishers Helen Fraser (Penguin) and Ian Trewin (Chairman Cheltenham Literary Festival and administrator, Man Booker Prize), agents and creative writing tutors. Foreword by columnist and writer Katharine Whitehorn.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 16 mm
"Whether you're aiming at full-length fiction, non-fiction or even shorter pieces of writing, this book is a worthwhile read." "Whether you have a book in you or not... this book is life-enhancing." London Writer Circle (10th September 2006) "This is the perfect present for any family member who is an aspiring writer. The author has collected nuggets of wisdom...and combined them into a well-structured manual..." The Good Book Guide (August 2006) '...a sympathetic but no-holds-barred account of what it takes to be a professional writer in the hugely competitive 21st century. It is full of useful advice' Writing Magazine (December 2006) "Collected nuggets of wisdom from published authors are combined into a well-structured manual that should help the committed writer to write and get published. The perfect present for any aspiring writer." The Good Book Guide (December 2006) 'Packed with advice from experienced writers including well know authors...' Writing Magazine (April 2010) ' I LOVED this book.' www.novelkicks.com '...covers the personal attributes and competencies you need to get published.' Writers Forum (August 2010)