Winner of ForeWord magazine's Book of the Year Award in the career category, The New Writer’s Handbook 2007 is an annual anthology of cross-disciplinary articles to refresh and upgrade any writer's skills, with advice on craft and career development. The first edition features an eclectic mix of essays on writing and marketing techniques, stimulating short pieces on creativity and professional issues, and overall encouragement.
With a preface by Erica Jong, this first edition features more than 60 articles on everything from writing techniques to the marketing of articles, stories, and book-length projects. Contributors include luminaries such as Barry Lopez, Richard Powers, Mary Pipher, Jane Yolen, Linda Sue Park, Ridley Pearson, and William G. Tapply. They include winners of the National Book Award, Newbery Medal and many other honors.
The guide contains six sections: Motivation and Creativity, The Craft of Writing, Pitching and Proposals, Marketing Your Work, Career Development and Literary Insights. The articles were recently published in major writer magazines; in books on writing, creativity, and marketing; on literary blogs; and on author websites.
The New Writer’s Handbook is the premier annual anthology for ongoing professional development for working and emerging writers.