Definitely not just for new’ writers, this handbook is worth returning to for ideas, advice, and inspiration throughout the year.” Minneapolis Observer Quarterly
Praise for The New Writer's Handbook 2007:
Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award (Career category)
If you purchase only one [writer’s guide], make it this one.” Library Journal, starred review
"The most evident indication of the quality of Philip Martin's book is the wide and various array of authoritative contributors
Their individual voices invigorate the work as a whole." ForeWord
"Expertly compiled and deftly edited
critically important and strongly recommended." Midwest Book Review
"The New Writer's Handbook inspires writers to brush up and branch out, explore and think differently about their work, their skills, and abilities." Absolute Write
About the Author
Philip Martin has produced books that won the Benjamin Franklin and Banta awards and Small Press Award for Fiction. He has edited many guides for writers on craft and career, on diverse topics from screenwriting to interviewing skills to being a successful freelancer, and is the author of a book of speculative fiction, A Guide to Fantasy Literature. He is director of Great Lakes Literary, which offers a range of development services for writers and their projects. Includes contributions by Tess Gerritsen and Lois Lowry.
Ted Kooser is a poet and essayist, a professor of English at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and most recently, the United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004 - 2006. He has been awarded the Pushcart Prize, two NEA Writing Fellowships and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Delights and Shadows. He worked for many years in the life insurance business, retiring in 1999 as a vice president. He and his wife, Kathleen Rutledge, editor of The Lincoln Journal Star, live on an acreage near the village of Garland, Nebraska. He has a son, Jeff, and a granddaughter, Margaret.