- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Adams Media (May 18, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1605501476
- ISBN-13: 978-1605501475
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,988,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Write That Book Already! The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now
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"This is THE book that every would-be author needs to own. It's full of incredibly practical advice about how to write and sell a book. Write That Book Already! is a gem."
--Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent and Innocent
"[T]he joy they promise in their prose makes me glad that I and other writers have been willing to make good writing our aim, and even great writing our dream."
--Maya Angelou, from the Foreword
"I learned more from this wise, witty primer of publishing than from fifteen years in the business. . . . this is the only pen-to-shelf guide you'll ever need." --Jacqueline Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
About the Author
Sam Barry is the author of How to Play the Harmonica: And Other Life Lessons. He is a marketing and promotions manager at HarperOne as well as an author and musician. Barry offers advice to aspiring writers as one half of BookPage's Author Enablers team, and tours the country as a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders.
Kathi Kamen Goldmark is the author of And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You. She is the producer of the national radio show West Coast Live and has worked "on the inside" of publishing as a media escort and publicist for nearly every major publisher. She's also the other half of the Author Enablers column and the founding member of the Rock Bottom Remainders.
Visit Kathi and Sam at kathiandsam.net.
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I've become more inspired by just reading this wonderful book. There are sections labeled 'Tough Love' where the authors give serious and well thought out advice about writing. In fact one of the most important ways to realize your dream of being a writer is to write. Everyday. This sounds so obvious but I'm constantly surprised at how much I procrastinate when it actually comes to putting something down on paper. It's nice to know that I am not the only one with this problem. It also gives you the truth about writing being a solitary venture most of the time. There are excellent suggestions about joining writers groups and how not to annoy your friends and relatives while you are writing. One thing I found very helpful is the index in the back of the book where you can look up certain topics. The chapter about how to obtain an agent was very informative and took some of the mystery out of that process. I always just assumed literary agents were these beings that sat behind desks with a reject stamp in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. I was surprised to see that most of them do not even drink coffee.
Seriously, this is an excellent book and probably one of the best books I've read on writing. If you are truly serious about starting a career you need this book. I have several friends that are also aspiring writers and I will be recommending it to them.
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I couldn't put this book down once I started. I read cover to cover and felt I learned a lot of good insider information.
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