Tuesday, August 26, 2008

_The Career Novelist_ by Donal Maass

This book full of advice about crafting a writing career is available as a free download. I started looking at it a couple of days ago. I particularly like how it identifies several different emotional rollercoasters that one can be subject to...ups and downs that are caused by the publishing process.

I'm working my way through it and making some notes on some of the questions it asks you to ask yourself. I think it's going to provide a lot of value.

He asks you to think about why you write, and talks about writing not just one book, but five or more, to create a growing readership. He talks about trying to keep your books in print while you put out other books. It makes a lot of sense.

(I should mention that I found this because of Gav Thorpe's excellent blog Mechanical Hamster, which is full of writing advice.)

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