So You Want to Write!

Thanks to the ease of online publication, more people than ever are setting up shop as writers.

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So You Want to Write! Tips and Pep Talks to Get You Started and Keep You on Track is the ideal starter text for newcomers to the profession.

The 50 essays on the writing craft in this book by Maeve Maddox originated as informal blog posts at DailyWritingTips.com/. Edited and updated for this print edition, they provide practical guidelines for the beginner, as well as useful reminders for veterans.

In Chapter One Maeve addresses questions that beset every writer:

How can you know if you’re really a writer?
What do writers read?
What is talent?
How do you find time to write?

Chapters Two to Seven offer definitions and discussions related to genre, the writing process, style, technique, and the mechanics of presentation.

Chapter Eight emphasizes the writer’s need for three essential tools: dictionary, thesaurus, and usage guide.

Chapter Nine provides five specialized vocabulary lists, including terms for writing about religion and crime.

Chapter Ten illustrates and discusses common errors of grammar and usage. Without condemning regional or ethnic speech patterns, Maeve focuses on standard American English and its usefulness to speakers and writers of all backgrounds.

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So You Want to Write!

So You Want to Write! by Maeve Maddox
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A collection of brief articles about writing, So You Want to Write! offers practical advice and information for bloggers, beginning novelists, and self-publishers.

The essays in this collection originated as online posts and are themselves models of informal standard English written for a general audience.

In ten information-packed chapters, Maddox offers tips and reminders that both newbies and veteran writers will find useful.

In Chapter One Maddox addresses questions that beset every writer:

  • How can you know if you’re really a writer?
  • What do writers read?
  • What is talent?
  • How do you find time to write?

Chapters Two to Seven offer definitions and discussions related to genre, the writing process, style, technique, and the mechanics of presentation.

Chapter Eight emphasizes the writer’s need for three essential tools: dictionary, thesaurus, and usage guide.

Chapter Nine provides five specialized vocabulary lists, including terms for writing about religion and crime.

Chapter Ten illustrates and discusses common errors of grammar and usage. Without condemning regional or ethnic speech patterns, Maddox focuses on standard American English and its usefulness to speakers and writers of all backgrounds.

HEAR WHAT A WRITING COACH HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS BOOK

AND READ SAMPLE ESSAYS FROM IT.

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