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Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living by [Manjula Martin]
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"Illuminating...Includes hard truths and thoughtful meditations on class and capitalism while also functioning as a survival guide.” —The Atlantic

"Excellent, honest looks at the economic realities of writing for a living.” —GQ

"Scratch repeatedly demonstrates the nitty gritty on this stuff...the relationship between work and money in writers' lives." —Slate

"Honest." —New York Times Book Review 

"Solid counseling for aspirants on what it means to offer the labors of their heart for sale in the marketplace.” —Publishers Weekly

"In her introduction, Martin suggests that writers are “yearning for any scrap of information about how their own profession functions economically.” She’s right. . . . These voices occasionally stand at a miked podium and tackle ideology and institutions but more often pull up a chair with a cup of coffee to talk brass tacks. Readers will greedily (pun intended) soak up such details." —Booklist (starred review)

"In this well organized, fascinating anthology, a host of fiction and nonfiction authors share practical tips and emotional intelligence. . . . Highly recommended for both experienced and aspiring authors and for avid readers who want to learn the back stories of the contributors." —Kirkus Reviews

"I loved this book...I read through it in one sitting." Jaime Herndon, BookRiot

"A useful and inspiring read." The Millions

About the Author

Manjula Martin is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience in print and online publishing. She founded and edited Scratch magazine (2013-2015), an online journal of interviews and information about writing and money, and created the blog Who Pays Writers? Her pieces have appeared in Virginia Quarterly ReviewAeon MagazinePacific Standard, Oyster Review, and SF Weekly. She writes “The Dough,” a series about women and money, for The Toast and is the managing editor of Zoetrope: All-Story. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto and a graduate of Mills College. Scratch is her first book.

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  • Publication date : January 3, 2017
  • File size : 2255 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 305 pages
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Illustrated edition (January 3, 2017)
  • ASIN : B01CO347DG
  • Language: : English
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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