Write That Book Already!: The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now by Sam Barry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
As an unpublished writer myself, this book is truly inspiring in the sense that the authors explain (in layman terms) what goes on after the writer types "The End" on their manuscripts and starts the campaign to find a kick ass agent to represent you and your book, what an agent does, what an editor from a publishing house does, who the other important people are and what they do to get your book out.
The book is evenly sprinkled with light humor so reading this guide or overview to publication is not boring at all. Also, it is filled with lots of tips for coping with rejection slips, time management tips in order to fit in some writing time, searching for an agent, marketing and publicity tips that you can do on your own to help out your publicity team from the big house, and lots of book and movie recommendations to jump start your creative juices to get you back on track with your writing goals.
This book is not designed to help newbie writers improve their writing skills (you have writing workshops/conferences/retreats and creative writing classes/courses for that). As I said earlier, this book is more of a guide into what happens after the writing process and you have decided to submit queries to agents/editors and what you should and should not do. With that said, I think this is a great guide in its simplicity and an inspiration to newbie writers who are serious enough about getting published one of these days.
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