Rejection, Romance, and Royalties: The Wacky World of a Working Writer [NOOK Book]

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A working writer for more than 20 years, with many books, short stories, and articles published, award-winning author Laura Resnick has frequently written the wacky, stark, insane, improbable truth about the working life of a novelist for the country's top publishing trade journals. This book is a collection of those columns. Often ironic and always hilarious, Resnick's essays expose the daily despair and rewards of the fiction writer's (i.e. "the filthy pro's") life for anyone who even imagines they want to ...
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Rejection, Romance, and Royalties: The Wacky World of a Working Writer

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Overview

A working writer for more than 20 years, with many books, short stories, and articles published, award-winning author Laura Resnick has frequently written the wacky, stark, insane, improbable truth about the working life of a novelist for the country's top publishing trade journals. This book is a collection of those columns. Often ironic and always hilarious, Resnick's essays expose the daily despair and rewards of the fiction writer's (i.e. "the filthy pro's") life for anyone who even imagines they want to write professionally or who wonders what the professional writing life is really like.
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Editorial Reviews

Jean M. Auel
"Laura Resnick's witty comments on the struggles a writer faces in today's world of publishing are refreshingly insightful. A welcome voice in an often solitary profession."
Karen Harper
"Resnick's columns are always insightful and incisive. Oh, yes, and irreverent and irresistable for those who are published and those who want (desperately) to be."
Mary Jo Putney
"Be still, my heart! Laura Resnick's marvelous essays on writing are not only laugh-out-loud funny, but she does a wickedly accurate job of depicting the craziness of publishing—and the creative passion that makes it all worthwhile. Recommended to all writers."
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"From the role talent, passion, and luck play in a writer's life to dealing with difficult editors and publishers, Resnick doesn't pull any punches, but her hard-won, practical advice will inspire both aspiring and published writers as it helps them navigate the always choppy waters of the publishing world."
Teresa Medeiros
"The best book on the writing life since BIRD BY BIRD or THE ARTIST'S WAY. The incisive and insightful Laura Resnick cuts right to the heart of the joys, sorrows, costs, and rewards of pursuing the creative dream."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012563934
  • Publisher: Blonde Trifecta
  • Publication date: 1/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 766,956
  • File size: 668 KB

Meet the Author

Laura Resnick is the author of the popular Esther Diamond series, whose releases include UNSYMPATHETIC MAGIC, DOPPELGANGSTER, DISAPPEARING NIGHTLY, and the upcoming VAMPARAZZI. She has also written traditional fantasy novels such as IN LEGEND BORN, THE DESTROYER GODDESS, and THE WHITE DRAGON, which made the "Year's Best" lists of Publishers Weekly and Voya. An opinion columnist, frequent public speaker, award-winning former romance writer, and the Campbell Award-winning author of many short stories, she is on the Web at www.LauraResnick.com.
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  • Posted January 19, 2013

    A 250 page rant about how bad the life of a working writer is. I

    A 250 page rant about how bad the life of a working writer is. I don't understand. If Ms. Resnick truly thinks that the writing life is so bad, why is she still in it? Nobody is forcing her to.

    Ms. Resnick loves to point fingers about how dismally she's been treated by New York publishers. She doesn't name names, but is certain that all agents and editors are out to get her. After four "bad agent" stories and half a dozen "bad editor" stories, I had to look at the common denominator: Resnick herself. 

    Bottom line: this is not a helpful book for writers. There is no take-away message here. It's just page after page of complaints.

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  • Posted March 16, 2011

    Laura Resnick has tips and humor for every writer

    This book was a great read, I laughed aloud quite a few times per chapter. The wit propels you through the very harsh realities of being a working writer. Highly recommended to anyone trying to make a career as a writer.

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