How Not to Be an Aspiring Writer

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Aspiring Writer?

Thriller author Eric J. Gates guides the new writer through the minefield of present-day novel-writing, with the sole objective of having them lose that 'aspiring' word. In a witty, chatty style, he discusses everything from the right kind of keyboard to choose, through how to develop an idea into a storyline and perform an effective self-edit, right up to choosing the publishing option that's right for you and how to use ...

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Overview

Aspiring Writer?

Thriller author Eric J. Gates guides the new writer through the minefield of present-day novel-writing, with the sole objective of having them lose that 'aspiring' word. In a witty, chatty style, he discusses everything from the right kind of keyboard to choose, through how to develop an idea into a storyline and perform an effective self-edit, right up to choosing the publishing option that's right for you and how to use social media.

The book is packed with practical techniques, tips and tricks, all explained in an easy-to-understand manner, designed to entertain whilst creating a solid foundation for YOUR writing career.

This is not just another 'How To' book (in fact, it's a 'How NOT to' book).

Gates brings to bear not just his skill in writing fast-paced thrillers, but his extensive experience as a top International Consultant in a book that will set you firmly on the road to realizing YOUR dream to become a WRITER in any Fiction genre.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781495211102
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 1/14/2014
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric J. Gates has had a curious life filled with the stuff of thriller novels. Writing Operating Systems for Supercomputers, cracking cryptographic codes under extreme pressure using only paper and pen and teaching Cyberwarfare to spies are just a few of the moments he's willing to recall. He is an ex-International Management Consultant who has travelled extensively worldwide, speaks several languages, and has had articles and papers published in technical magazines in six different countries, as well as radio and TV spots. His specialty, Information Technology Security, has brought him into contact with the Military and Intelligence communities on numerous occasions.

He is also an expert martial artist, holding 14 black belt degrees in distinct disciplines. He has taught his skills to Police and Military personnel, as well as to the public.

He is the author of several suspense thriller novels.

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