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Author In Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What It Really Takes to Get Published

Authors: Walsh, Therese
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: LAN005050, LAN002000, LAN005040
ISBN: 9781440346736, Related ISBNs: 1440346712, 1440346739, 9781440346712, 9781440346736
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 342,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Empower Your Writing Through Craft and Community!

Writing can be a lonely profession plagued by blind stumbles, writer's block, and despair--but it doesn't have to be. Written by members of the popular Writer Unboxed website, Author in Progress is filled with practical, candid essays to help you reach the next rung on the publishing ladder. By tracking your creative journey from first draft to completion and beyond, you can improve your craft, find your community, and overcome the mental barriers that stand in the way of success.

Author in Progress is the perfect no-nonsense guide for excelling at every step of the novel-writing process, from setting goals, researching, and drafting to giving and receiving critiques, polishing prose, and seeking publication.

You'll love Author in Progress if...

   • You're an aspiring novelist working on your first book.
   • You're an experienced veteran looking for ways to enhance your career and connect with your writing community.
   • You've finished your first draft and want to know the next steps.
   • You're seeking clear, effective advice about publication-from professionals who are "down in the trenches" every day.

What's Inside
Author in Progress features:

   • More than 50 essays from best-selling authors, editors, and industry leaders on a variety of writing and publishing topics.
   • Advice on writing first drafts, conducting research, building and fostering community, seeking critique, revising, and getting published.
   • An encouraging approach to the writing and publishing process, from authors who've walked this path.
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