- Paperback: 198 pages
- Publisher: River Road Press (January 15, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0974565261
- ISBN-13: 978-0974565262
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,718,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Complete Writer: A Guide to Tapping Your Full Potential
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A book filled with readable and practical information, it offers valuable advice to any writer. --Dan Poynter, The Self-Publishing Manual
If you are serious about creating and marketing your book successfully, this is a 'must buy' addition to your library. --Brian Jud, Beyond the Bookstore
A well-written and useful guide for beginning and experienced writers of any genre. They really know their stuff. --Ellen Gray Massey, Bittersweet Country
About the Author
Bev Walton-Porter is a freelance writer and the publisher of Scribe & Quill, an online newsletter. Her book, Sun Signs for Writers, will be released by F&W Publications in 2006. Mindy Phillips Lawrence is a freelance writer, editor and publicist. She has written a number of articles and a book of poetry, One Blue Star. Pat McGrath Avery is a freelance and contract business writer. She is a nonfiction writer and is the author of three books of veteran stories. Joyce Faulkner is the author of two books: Losing Patience, a collection of short stories, and In the Shadow of Suribachi, a historical novel about the Battle of Iwo Jima. She is a columnist for TheCelebrityCafe.com.
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Mindy Phillips Lawrence
Pat McGrath Avery
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# Pages: 174
ISBN #: 0-9745652-6-1
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