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About Writing

Gareth L. Powell

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Publishing industry & book trade

This is the definitive field-guide for aspiring authors, a reference guide to the publishing landscape, and the writer's best friend, written by an award-winning novelist whose tips, insight and top advice is shared in an open, approachable way that's always honest, and inspiring.

Gareth L. Powell would be the first to tell you that he doesn't know everything about being a writer, or about getting published, or about life when your work is in a bookshelf. But his field-guide to publishing, About Writing, is absolutely here to help writers on every stage of their journey.
Whether you need a bit of writing inspiration or tips on how to find your voice, are struggling to manage writing alongside a day job, want some no-nonsense advice about working with an agent or a publisher or are all at sea with social media, this updated and expanded guide is a must have.
Positive, blunt and refreshingly honest, this is a guide to the practical business of writing from a professional author with a decade's experience, who has navigated working with publishers of all sizes, and walked the path from debut to award-winner. Written with Gareth L. Powell's trademark warmth and wisdom, About Writing is here to help you achieve your goals, and write your own story.
Originally published by Luna Press, this new edition contains updated tips, advice and information, plus more than 20,000 words of new material.

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Praise for About Writing

  • Brilliant - The Guardian

  • Genius - Barnes & Noble

  • When you have an imagination like Gareth Powell's, you must write or paint or otherwise vent that imagination through art so your head won't explode - New York Journal of Books

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