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How to Be a Writer

Secrets from the Inside

How to Be a Writer by Stewart Ferris
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A writer is someone who writes. It sounds obvious, but many people who call themselves writers don't produce enough words in a year to fill a postcard. Other writers churn out thousands of words but never sell their work. This book tackles both problems: it gets you writing, easily and painlessly guiding through the dreaded 'writer's block'; and it divulges industry secrets that will help you to raise the quality of your work to a professional level. There's one major difference between writers who get paid for their work and writers who only collect rejections. It's something that is easy to fix, and is revealed in this book. Writing is a business like any other. Successful writers know the rules and conventions that make their work stand out from the rest of the 'slush pile' ? rules that are revealed in this book to help launch your writing career. This eBook edition includes active links to useful websites, including the author's site where there are free downloads of useful resources for writers. Also, clicking on any book, movie or author mentioned in the text will open a web page with more information. The author has 14 years experience in the publishing industry and has written more than 20 books that have been translated into 6 languages. He has also written for stage, film, television and radio.
Summersdale Publishers Ltd.; Read online
Title: How to Be a Writer
Author: Stewart Ferris
 
Excerpt
Getting started

This book is for all writers, in all genres, but most of the examples apply to book writers because they form the biggest single group. This book presupposes only that you want to be a writer. No previous experience is necessary. I?ll take you through all aspects of what it takes to be a professional writer in the publishing and media industries today. There are some harsh truths exposed in this book and many myths will be shattered.

The reality of writing is not what many people believe it to be. Some of these chapters may surprise or disappoint you. Use this book as a reality check before embarking on a career as a writer. Use it to inspire you to achieve high standards, greatness and professionalism. Without those you have nothing. With them you can conquer the literary world.

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