78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might

78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might

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by Pat Walsh
     
 

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For the hundreds of thousands who buy writers’ guides every year, at last there’s one that tells the ugly truth: writers who can’t get published are usually making a lot of mistakes. This honest, often funny,  book shows them how to identify their own missteps, stop listening to bad advice, and get to work. Drawing on his experience as

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For the hundreds of thousands who buy writers’ guides every year, at last there’s one that tells the ugly truth: writers who can’t get published are usually making a lot of mistakes. This honest, often funny,  book shows them how to identify their own missteps, stop listening to bad advice, and get to work. Drawing on his experience as founding editor of MacAdam/Cage, Pat Walsh gives writers what they need—specific, straightforward feedback to help them overcome bad habits and bad luck. He avoids the optimistic, sometimes misleading directions often found in publishing how-to books and presents the industry as it is, warts and all. Here is the first guide that tells writers just what the odds against them are and gives them practical tips for evening them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143035657
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/07/2005
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
748,521
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

PAT WALSH was until recently senior editor of the independent publisher MacAdam/Cage and was previously a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. He is the author of 78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might (Penguin).

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78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MelodyFL More than 1 year ago
Well written. Kept my interest. Fantastic read. Sarcasam at its best. I love this book! A keeper.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Although Mr. Walsh is obviously an angry young man, I learned more from this book about the true publishing buisness than all others combined. I must say, I too was curious about Hollon and checked out one of his books. I didn't get it, but anyway, Walsh's book is fantastic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pat Walsh? Where has this man been all my life? An editor with a sense of humor who tells it like it is. I felt like he slapped me in the face with every turn of the page, and what's more, like a bad girl, I deserved it. Out of the thousands and thousands of novels and manuscripts, Mr. Walsh says he's only encountered one 'natural', Frank Turner Hollon. So I read all of Hollon's work, and even got my hands on a galley copy of his new novel, THE POINT OF FRACTURE. Walsh is right time after time in his assessment of the book buisness and his advice to writers. Do yourself a favor, buy this book now and feel the sting of Walsh's sharp wit on your naive cheek. You deserve it.