Rejection, Romance, and Royalties: The Wacky World of a Working Writer

Rejection, Romance, and Royalties: The Wacky World of a Working Writer

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by Laura Resnick
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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 write professionally or who wonders what the professional writing life is really like.

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."
Staff Review Booklist
"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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012563934
Publisher:
Blonde Trifecta
Publication date:
01/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
981,244
File size:
683 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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