Write Good or Die

Write Good or Die

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by Scott Nicholson, Jonathan Maberry, J. A. Konrath, Kevin J. Anderson, M. J. Rose
     
 

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Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry.

Overview

Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.

Other contributors include Elizabeth Massie, Harley Jane Kozak, Douglas Clegg, Brandon Massey, Mur Lafferty, Dean Wesley Smith, David J. Montgomery, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Kroese, and Adrienne Jones. Covering art, craft, and business, as well as writing inspiration.

All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Literacy Inc., which promotes reading among teens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012414229
Publisher:
Haunted Computer Books
Publication date:
01/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,170,131
File size:
693 KB

Meet the Author

Scott Nicholson is author of more than 30 books, including the self-publishing guide The Indie Journey: Secrets to Writing Success. More writing articles at www.hauntedcomputer.com.

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Write Good or Die 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is some decent material in this book. If you stick with it until the end, a beginner will come out of it better for the experience. That said, there are glaring problems. 1: Typos galore. Within the first ten pages, I noticed several. It feels as if they typed the whole thing on the Nook's touch keyboard. I don't mind these errors in casual work, but this is presented professionally. I don't even mind a couple mistakes in a professional book, but there are just too many here, particularly for a book on writing! 2: Formatting. I believe the format is for another reader, but they copy and pasted the work here for the Nook without changing anything. This caused the page to look off at the start and end of every story. 3: Organization. There is no logical chapter setup. Chapter one carries on for over one hundred pages. This wouldn't be quite so offensive, but almost all of the advice could easily fall into shorter, digestible chapters. There needs to be logical ordering of the information for review purposes. After all, this is presented as a reference book. Overall, the book contains plenty of information for a beginner. If you've read many other books on writing and publishing, you aren't missing much if you skip this one.
lovereadingandoldies More than 1 year ago
i love how the title is grammatically incorrect lol. shouldnt it be write WELL or die? lol oh well. this book is good for all writers! published or unpublished! its got chapters my multiple different authors and the author's sites! This book is what inspired me to write more :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Write good or die is what seems to be a collection of blog posts by various writers, all containing advice about writing. Each entry deals with a different writing-related sub-topic, so it's easy to find counsel if you're struggling. The contributors present their advice in a personal, humerous manner, which I found helpful. This is a great, free book if you're looking for motivation to write or advice about how to do so.
Pavlove More than 1 year ago
I am a writer and this was the perfec book for me. It takes lessons from big name writers and makes it easy to download onto yoir nook. Definately for anyone who likes writing. It is also the best of the free books aboit writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[Review: Avery and her family have went to Augusta to ski. Avery was caught in a snowstorm and was saved by a boy named Terrence. Her parents were in the lodge that collapsed...] Avery didn't eat that night. "What's wrong?" Terrence questioned. "Where are your parents?" Asked Avery. Terrence suddenly started weeping. "Gone..." Avery looked up with tears in her eyes. "Me, too." She embraced Terrence as they both sobbed themselves to sleep. *** "I love you." Terrence whispered as Avery fed Mystic. He grabbed his flint and steel and started a fire. The snow was starting to melt. According to Avery's phone, it was already three weeks since Avery first came here---March 29. Terrence was already used to having Avery around. Avery was depressed from her parents' death, but continued working hard to survive. *** "It's a miracle I met you." Avery smiled. Terrence nodded. "Miracles don't happen; they are things you make happen." *** "Let's go hunting!" Terrence cried. Avery climbed out of her tent and grabbed Terrence's spare rifles. They strolled deeper into the woods. By now, the ground was green and Avery felt warm enough to wear a T-shirt that Terrence outgrew. "There!!" Avery whispered, pointing to a large deer. They both loaded their rifles, aimed, then fired. Terrence hit the deer right smack in the head. It collapsed to the ground. But before she could go retrieve it, Terrence grabbed Avery's hand. He pulled her towards him and hugged her. Their lips touched for moments. "I love you." Terrence confessed. Not knowing what to do, Avery replied "I love you too." And kissed his cheek. ***** Next part on Avery Res 1.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Great book to inspire you to continue writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the book cover to cover. There is a lot of good info for a newbie. The chapters run in line from before you write a novel to promotion vs self promotion. There are typos; however, the book is free so i believe it can be overlooked.
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Tysheema Holmes More than 1 year ago
The book was extremely helpful. Albeit, a little overwhelming. Everything was covered in an interesting and funny way. I think its a must have fot new writers. However I didn't like that their weren't individual chapters so navigating was a bit comlicated. Overall very,very helpful
Fawn48340 More than 1 year ago
My brain has obsorbed good information from this. If you want to write or just find writing interesting, It wouldnt hurt to read. thank you for the new knowledge:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
presented from beginning to basic to advanced advice, written by pros.
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Stephanie Hauer More than 1 year ago
Seemed to me like thr unending ramblings of authors about how hard it is to be a writer. I guess it's advice, but it really just made me loose hope about my dream to become a publshed author... I found it demotivational, like all they could do was complain..... Maybe it's only the first few people but I don't think I will continue reading.
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