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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About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rejection, Romance, and Royalties: The Wacky World of a Working Writer based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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.
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.