An all-in-one guide for writers--this wide-ranging handbook combines artistic techniques and inspiration with practical, insider's advice on getting published.
Writer, editor, and literary agent Scott Edelstein has done it all--and now this industry insider brings his valuable secrets to both beginning and established writers. Covering everything from building writing skills to dealing with editors to starting a writing business, this all-important guide will get you started and point you in the right direction. With matter-of-fact advice and encouragement from an expert, you'll get the information, inspiration, and guidance you need to write your best and begin a successful writing career.
* finding your voice * getting inspired * setting up your workplace * building your skills quickly * breaking writer's block * finding the right outlets for your work * getting editors' attention * publishing what you write * building a writing career * getting a literary agent * avoiding common mistakes * becoming the writer you want to be
* The ultimate publishing insider, Edelstein has worked in every facet of the industry
* This single-volume guide combines the artistic encouragement of Bird by Bird with the nuts-and-bolts info of the popular Writers Digest manuals
* A perfect introduction for new writers; a great refresher course for experienced writers