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Pep Talks, Warnings and Screeds : Indispensable Wisdom and Cautionary Advice for Writers, Hardback Book

Pep Talks, Warnings and Screeds : Indispensable Wisdom and Cautionary Advice for Writers Hardback


Toddlers-and drunks-bang around hitting walls, tables, chairs, the floor, and other people, trying to find their legs.

Writing fiction is a similar process. Sometimes it might take a while before the story gets some balance and moves forward.

Sometimes the story takes off as if motor-driven, then crashes into something not foreseen or expected.

Learning to be a writer is all about finding your legs, and doing your best to convince onlookers that you know what you're doing and where you're going. In Pep Talks, Warnings & Screeds, acclaimed Southern story writer and novelist George Singleton serves up everything you ever need to know to become a real writer (meaning one who actually writes), in bite-sized aphorisms.

It's Nietzsche's Beyond Good & Evil meets Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird.

It's cough syrup that tastes like chocolate cake. In other words, don't expect to get better unless you get a good dose of it, maybe two. Accompanied by more than fifty original full-color illustrations by novelist Daniel Wallace, these laugh-out-loud funny, candid, and surprisingly useful lessons will help you find your own writerly balance so you can continue to move forward.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
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  • Category: Writing & editing guides
  • ISBN: 9781582975658



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