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Welcome to the Writer's Life

How to Design Your Writing Practice, Reading Practice, Writer's Craft, and Writing Business

5-1/2 x 7-1/2; $18.95

320 pages

ISBN: 9781632171511

Want to be a writer but not sure where to start? Welcome to the beginning of the rest of your writing life!

A complete DIY manual for how to get started as a writer, this book includes an in-depth exploration of all the elements of a writer's life, including writing practice, reading practice, and the all-important and often overlooked business of writing. Geared toward the writers of tomorrow, this guide exposes the powers of crowdsourcing and social media to grow your writing career, and shares research on success, gamification, and lifestyle design. Complete with writing exercises, tools, checklists, infographics, and behind-the-scenes tips from working writers of all types, this book offers everything you need to jump-start a successful writing life.

PAULETTE PERHACH's writing has been published in the New York Times, Elle, Slate, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire. She's worked for Health and Coastal Living magazines, as well as various newspapers. Hugo House awarded her the Made at Hugo House fellowship in 2013. She was nominated for the 2016 BlogHer Voices of the Year award for her essay "A Story of a Fuck Off Fund," which was included in the anthology Freshman Year of Life from Flatiron Books.


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