So You Want to Be a Writer - How to Get Started (while You Still Have a Day Job)

Author(s): Allison Tait; Valerie Khoo

Creative Writing

The ultimate all-in-one guide to making your writing dreams come true

Want to publish a novel or earn an income as a writer, but not sure how to go about it? In this book, authors Allison Tait and Valerie Khoo -- co-hosts of the popular So You Want To Be A Writer podcast -- will give you the steps you need to make your dream a reality.

This is not a book about how to write. It's a book about how to be a successful writer. Inside, you'll discover the exact skills you need to make it as a writer including how to connect with people who will help your career grow, plus productivity tips for fitting everything into your already busy life. You'll also explore how to keep your creative juices flowing and where to find other writers just like you. This book lays out a blueprint to help you get started and thrive in the world of words. With advice from over 120 writers, you'll tap into proven wisdom and find the path that will lead YOU to success

Chapter 1: Ready to be a writer?
Chapter 2: Your first few steps into the world of writing
Chapter 3: What kind of writer do you want to be?
Chapter 4: What skills do you need?
Chapter 5: Finding your tribe
Chapter 6: Where to find ideas
Chapter 7: Dealing with other people
Chapter 8: Do you want to go on a date?
Chapter 9: How to make time to write
Chapter 10: How to be creative when you're tired
Chapter 11: Technology is your friend
Chapter 12: What do you really want?
Chapter 13: Don't just take our word for it
Chapter 14: So now what?

So You Want To Be A Writer is a beginner's guide for people who want to be writers. Like all good non-fiction books, we've broken it into sections so you can dip in and out as needed or read it from start to finish.

We'll walk you through each stage, from deciding what kind of writer you want to be (don't laugh, this is a big question ), where to get ideas and how to share your writing dream with other people. We'll take you through how to get the words written, finding your writing community (and why you need one), harnessing your creativity, how to use technology and the business of being a writer.

You'll discover tips about the writing process, getting the first publishing deal, dealing with editors, writing the book and everything in between, by authors such as Liane Moriarty, Michael Robotham, Nick Earls, Charlotte Wood, Jane Harper, Di Morrissey, Garry Disher, Jaclyn Moriarty, Andy Griffiths, Jackie French, Veronica Roth, Jay Kristoff and more.

Literary authors, commercial fiction authors, non-fiction authors, publishers, agents, crime authors, romance authors, children's authors, young adult authors, freelance writers, content writers - you name it, we've got them, Australian and international.

This is a masterclass in writing and an incredible resource in itself.

So what are you waiting for?
If you want to be a writer, the time to start is now


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780648555902
  • : Australian Writers' Centre Pty Ltd
  • : Australian Writers' Centre Publishing
  • : June 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : English
  • : Allison Tait; Valerie Khoo
  • : Allison Tait; Valerie Khoo
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback