The Authentic Swing: Notes from the Writing of a First Novel

The Authentic Swing: Notes from the Writing of a First Novel


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The Authentic Swing: Notes from the Writing of a First Novel by Steven Pressfield


If you've read his books THE WAR OF ART and TURNING PRO, you know that for thirty years Steven Pressfield (GATES OF FIRE, THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN etc.) wrote spec novel after spec novel before any publisher took him seriously. How did he finally break through?

Ignoring just about every rule of commercial book publishing, Pressfield's "first" novel not only became a major bestseller (over 250,000 copies sold), it was adapted into a feature film directed by Robert Redford and starring Matt Damon, Will Smith, and Charlize Theron.

Where did he get the idea?

What magical something did THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE have that his previous manuscripts lacked?

Why did Pressfield decide to write a novel when he already had a well established screenwriting career?

How does writing a publishable novel really work?

Taking a page from John Steinbeck's classic JOURNAL OF A NOVEL, Steven Pressfield offers answers for these and scores of other practical writing questions in THE AUTHENTIC SWING.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936891139
Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Publication date: 09/22/2013
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 568,118
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Steven Pressfield is the author of GATES OF FIRE, TIDES OF WAR, THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN, THE WAR OF ART, TURNING PRO, DO THE WORK, THE WARRIOR ETHOS, among others. He lives in Los Angeles. In 2008, he was made an honorary citizen by the city of Sparta in Greece.

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