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The book that shows you're serious about being a writer.,
This review is from: The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2013 (Writers' and Artists') (Paperback)
If you are thinking about buying this book, then you are serious about becoming a published writer. It really is as simple as that. This is your very first step to making your dream a reality. And you can make your dreams come true with this book. You only have to read some of the articles written by successful authors to know that, just like you, they started their careers with this book. They dreamed, just like you, they wrote, just like you, and they bought this book, just like you. They made it happen. And if you are buying this book, you can make it happen too.
This book is as important to the would be author as a good idea, tenacity and a word processor. Not only does it give you the addresess that you need, it also gives you articles from published authors that inspire you to keep going. Sometimes we forget that published writers have struggled the way that we do. This book encourages, explains and helps put everything in perspective. It's also a no nonsense advice centre for anyone brave enough and determined enough to change their life and become a professional writer.
The fact that you are considering buying this book shows just how serious you are about getting published. You've got a great idea and you want to share it with the world. The next step is to get your work read by the people that matter. That's where this book is invaluable. It offers addresses of all the agents and publishers you need, along with the really important information such as: Who is prepared to accept unsolicited manuscripts. Who is looking for your type of book. And literary consultants who can help you improve your work.
It's also a great book for anyone interested in freelance journalism. There are lists of magazines and newspapers who are all currently looking for new and experienced writers to fill their publications with well written articles. There are television, film and production companies that are interested in reading your scripts. And even website addresses for people who want to see their work online.
There really is something for everyone in this book.
Everytime you open it up, there is something new to learn.
So, if you are serious about getting published, and you obviously are, congratulations on buying this book. I'll see you at your first book signing.