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Write Good or Die [NOOK Book]

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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. Edited by Scott Nicholson.

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Write Good or Die

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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.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000903155
  • Publisher: Haunted Computer Books
  • Publication date: 4/14/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 37,473
  • File size: 506 KB

Meet the Author

Scott Nicholson is author of seven novels, including THE RED CHURCH, SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD, DRUMMER BOY, and THE SKULL RING. Other books include the novellas BURIAL TO FOLLOW and TRANSPARENT LOVERS and the story collections ASHES, THE FIRST, and FLOWERS. He also writes screenplays and children's books. Nicholson lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Expected better

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    good book!

    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 :)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Excellent Book Full of Advice

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    Didn't keep my intrest

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

    This was perfect!!!!!!!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

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    SELL YOUR NOVEL TO HOLLYWOOD by Arial Gold is a MUST to go along with Writers Market if you want to make money with your work! The booming ebook business is here to stay and with Arial Gold nook book you are guaranteed to make extra money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Zzzzzzzz

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    The Last Light - Chapter 3

    It was six moons since the fox attack and Famekit was almost an apprentice. She was getting realy tired of the nursrey it was full of kits. Westfern had kitted and had Fernkit and Sweetkit. Last moon Berryfur kitted and had Windkit and Streamkit. Even with Silvertail sleeping in the warriors den most nights it was still full. But today she was saying good bye to the nursrey and hello to the apprentice den. "Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey gather to hear my words," Dewstars words rang through the camp. Flamekit sprange up and raced twored highrock. She watched as the clan gathered. "Today is a day i get to do one of my favorit things as leader. Rabbitkit, Snowkit,Flamekit you have been in Riverclan six moons and learnd what it means to be a Riverclan cat. Snowkit from this day until you become a warrior you will be known as Snowpaw. Your mentor will be Antfur he will teach you how to use your wits in battle. Rabbitkit from this day forward you will be known as Rabbitpaw. Your mentor will be Ripplepelt listen to him for he will teach you to be wise and to have courge. Flamekit from this day forward you will be known as Flamepaw. Your mentor will be Shellheart he will teach you to be brave in battle," Dewstar jumped down from hightrock. "Flamepaw! Snowpaw! Rabbitpaw!" the clan cheered. "I cant beleve it we are apprentices," Snowpaw said excitedly. "When can we start training," asked Rabbitpaw. "Now if you want," Ripplepelt replyed. "What about us," Flamepaw asked "when will we start." "Lets tour the teritory would you and tour new apprentice like to come," Shellheart asked "Sure," they said at the same time. *** After a day of exploreing Flamepaw was so tired she diddent even eat. She went strate to bed. That night her dreams were strange she was in the mibble of a fight and everything around her seamed to wisper 'before the last light burns out one with a pelt of flame will save the clans from the blood that wilk tuen the lake red'. (I hope u liked it sorry if i wrote it wroge - Candycrazy)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Love it

    Great book to inspire you to continue writing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Great book for an unpublished writer

    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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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Wonderful

    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

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Good to know.

    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:)

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