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Write Good or Die

Posted on November 16, 2013 by Blog Design Journal

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.

Other contributors include Elizabeth Massie, Harley Jane Kozak, Douglas Clegg, Brandon Massey, Mur Lafferty, Dean Wesley Smith, David J. Montgomery, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Kroese, and Adrienne Jones. Covering art, craft, and business.

All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Literacy Inc., which promotes reading among teens.

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3 to “Write Good or Die”

  1. Moses Siregar III "ScienceFictionFantasyDOTnet" says:

    Over Thirty Carefully Selected Essays on the Craft and Business of Writing I was attracted to this collection because of the many contributing authors I admire in it, and also because I knew Scott Nicholson (whose novels I’ve recently become a fan of) would do a great job with selecting helpful and interesting advice. ‘Write Good or Die’ met all of my high expectations.The version I purchased contained 22 articles focused on specific areas of craft, and 11 articles focused on practical business matters for writers. Every single piece was worth reading, and the collection broadened my horizons and got me thinking about the craft and business of writing from new points of view–all of them from either successful or otherwise qualified contributors.The current price is criminally low, and the proceeds from its sales support a writing-oriented charity. I give it as emphatic a recommendation as I can give.

  2. Carla says:

    Useful and practical advice for would-be writers Scott Nicholson (editor) has gathered more than 30 articles on the writing craft and trade, in a text that will appeal to readers, writers and possibly language arts teachers as well. Kindle readers will recognize several of the contributors and will also be pleased to see chapters dedicated to discussion of e-book technology and its place in the literary industry.All facets of writing are given coverage in this collection. Chapters include tips on remaining motivated; the actual writing process and using plot, characterization, voice, imagery and dialogue effectively; and the many avenues open to writers wanting to make a living from their craft.This is not some sort of theoretical tome. Each article is short but jam-packed full of practical suggestions and written in a casual, accessible voice. Aspiring and practising writers will find numerous suggestions to apply to their own work in `Write Good or Die’.An entertaining and informative read, that’s a little bit motivational as well. Highly recommended.

  3. Roxanne Mchenry "eBook Publishing Expert, Wri... says:

    Writing advice from real authors While you might find a book with advice from one or two authors, it’s not often you find real-life advice from a group of authors across genres and styles. It wasn’t apparent to me at first, but much of the book is a compilation of blog posts. I found this format to be a good thing as I discovered new authors, new blogs to delve into later and quick, digestible sections (rather than one long commentary).Once inside, I was excited to see a number of the authors talking about story telling, structure and archetypes similar to what I’ve been reading from Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat! Seriesand Vogler’s Mythic Structure that outlines the hero’s journey archetypes in story .These are not the only topics covered _at all_. Write Good or Die has something for everyone, with practical tid-bits based on experience you don’t find in the typical writing book. And at the price I paid–$2.99–finding even just a few useful tips or ideas is well worth it.



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