1,001 Tips for Writers
offers some of the best advice on writing and getting published today. The book is presented in the form of quotations and presents advice from a wide variety of books, magazines, newspapers, trade journals, speeches, articles on the Internet, and original gems from notable writers.
The book includes:
- Advice on how to get commercially published
- The factors involved in whether you should (or should not) self-publish
- Why editors play such a vital role, and why even prize-winning authors need one
- Tips on coping with rejection, and the inspirational success storiesof writers who struggled for years
- The habits that separate professional writers from the amateurs
- Why you want to create controversy (yeah, some of us are real troublemakers!)
- Advice on how to create a memorable characters
- Advice on how to get rich in publishing (marry a publisher’sdaughter, George Orwell said!), and
- Why you cannot trust some writers. As author Susan Braudy put it, I hope not seriously: “I’m basically a treacherous person with no sense of loyalty. I’d write openly about my sainted mother’s sex life for art.”
For good measure I also included some pretty decent jokes and some facts of literary life that aspiring writers really should know.
My hope is that you will enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed creating it. This is a book I wish someone gave me when I began my career as a full-time author and publisher. If I had known 30 years ago what I know now, I could have spared myself a lot of time and heartbreak. This book should give writers, especially aspiring authors, a better head start.