The Writers Handbook 2011

19 Oct

In the past I have purchased many books that I believed would enhance my writing, teach me all I needed to know, and offer me that magic answer of how I would find myself with an agent/publisher.

It didn’t take long before I realised there was no easy way to success; no matter how much I read.  So, I did what all writers should do, i knuckled down, wrote, re wrote, and then started over. The truth is the easiest way to get published is to work hard.

I am not published. I’m  not even close. I have however, finally found that one book that potentially can help me along the way, The Writers Handbook.

Why I have never heard of this handbook before I do not know. Published every year with lists of agents and publishers, along with helpful advice from those in the know, it is worth every penny I have paid for it and more.

Having only received my copy earlier today, I cannot claim to have read it in full. Truth is I have only reached page 12, but I am so happy with my purchase I felt compelled to tell the world, or would be writers to be exact, to buy buy buy.

If you want further information about this guide, follow:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Writers-Handbook-2011-Publishers-Broadcasters/dp/0230207294

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4 Responses to “The Writers Handbook 2011”

  1. Carol Hoare October 19, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    The Radio Times did an article on how to be a successful writer, it was a whole page!!

    • Ellie October 20, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

      There is just far too much to fit on one page. I was told the other day that you can’t just be a successful writer, you have to have ‘raw talent’ (don’t you just love shows like the x-factor for bringing these crazy phrases into day to day life?). I wonder how many people would agree with that?

  2. amkuska October 19, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    Good to know. I am still passionately in love with my collection of writing books by donald maass, but when I can unglue myself I will purchase this one also.

    • Ellie October 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

      I think I may have to check this Donald chap out myself. Sometimes I feel as if I have been really naive about the who’s who in the writing world, but I think it is impossible to keep check of who is the best. So thank you, you have helped me out today.

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