Friday, May 18, 2012

Book Review: How to Write What You Want & Sell What You Write

How to Write What You Want & Sell What You Write, A Complete Guide to Becoming a Successful Writer, 293 pages, by Skip Press - the title and subtitle say it all. Per the front flap, “Get advice from a pro…celebrated screenwriter, author, and editor Skip Press makes himself your personal source for the practical, real-world advice you need to build a successful professional writing career.”  This is an excellent book for anyone on the fence about writing, or just starting a writing career.  It covers the entire spectrum of writing: fiction, non-fiction, newspaper articles, novels, and screenplays; and the entire process from starting your career through publishing your great American novel.  It also includes a good discussion on the business of writing.  Press does his best to keep you from being a starving artist.  I believe this book enabled me to start asking the right questions early on, which is the first step in getting good advice.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my book blog page and commenting. I must say you really caught my eye with the whole agent challenge. I started self-publishing because I wanted to skip the whole process of finding a publisher. I love the blog and I will be stopping by more often now that I am following you. ;)