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
- Publication Date: 31/10/2008
- Category: Writing & editing guides
- ISBN: 9781582975658