The essential, comprehensive, guide for both would-be and developing writers, from students to retirees, writing for publication or for pleasure. This second edition is completely revised and updated, with an expanded resources section.
Writing is a craft, an art, a gift, a revelation; it is also often challenging and lonely work. And that is just the start - whether your aim is to get through the obstacle course of publishing, or to develop a talent into a sustaining occupation.
The Writers' Guide offers ideas and practical help towards all kinds of goals - whether you are writing fiction or fact, for work or pleasure, for print, performance or the screen, for personal development or a wide readership. Topics include:
-developing tools and skills
-gathering and researching material
-drafting, revising, editing
-formal and legal considerations
-understanding your readership
-constructive feedback, writing groups, tuition
-finding publishing outlets
-commercial publishing, self-publishing
-marketing, reviews, publicity
During nearly a decade with the NSW Writers Centre, Irina Dunn has advised on every conceivable question an aspiring writer faces. Irina has also been an English tutor, consultant editor and translator. She has drawn on this wealth of experience, and complemented it with expertise from practitioners and other writer's centres, to prepare this essential guide for all those who want to write, especially in Australia and New Zealand.