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Writers on Writing Volumes 1-4

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Learn the craft of writing from those who know it best.

This is the Writers on Writing Vol.1 - 4 Omnibus - An Author's Guide where your favorite authors share their ultimate secrets in becoming and being an author.


The Infrastructure of the Gods by Brian Hodge

The Writer's Purgatory by Monique Snyman

Why Rejection is Still Important by Kevin Lucia

Real Writers Steal Time by Mercedes M. Yardley

What Right Do I Have to Write by Jasper Bark

Go Pace Yourself by Jack Ketchum

A Little Infusion of Magic by Dave-Brendon de Burgh

Confronting Your Fears in Fiction by Todd Keisling

Once More with Feeling by Tim Waggoner

Embracing Your Inner Shitness by James Everington

The Forgotten Art of Short Story by Mark Allan Gunnells

Adventures in Teaching Creative Writing by Lucy A. Snyder

Submit (to psychology) for Acceptance by Daniel I. Russell

Character Building by Theresa Derwin

Heroes and Villains by Paul Kane

Do Your Worst by Jonathan Winn

Creating Effective Characters by Hal Bodner

Fictional Emotions; Emotional Fictions by James Everington

Home Sweet Home by Ben Eads

You by Kealan Patrick Burke

The art of becoming a book reviewer by Nerine Dorman

Treating Fiction like a Relationship by Jonathan Janz

How to Write Killer Poetry by Stephanie M. Wytovich

Happy Little Trees by Michael Knost

In Lieu of Patience Bring Diversity by Kenneth W. Cain

Networking is Scary, but Essential by Doug Murano

Are You In The Mood? by Sheldon Higdon

What if Every Novel is a Horror Novel? by Steve Diamond

Description by Patrick Freivald

A First-time Novelist's Odyssey by William Gorman

I Am Setting by J.S. Breukelaar

Finding Your Voice by Lynda E. Rucker

Are you ready to unleash the author in you?

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Interview with the authors:

So what makes Writers on Writing so special?

Stephanie M. Wytovich: I think what makes Writers on Writing a standout craft book is that Crystal Lake Publishing pulled writers from different genres and different mediums to give readers a massive insight into the industry in regards to film, screenwriting, poetry, prose, etc. It's a meaty collection of advice that speaks to everyone at any point in their career, and I think readers will be wildly excited about the essays inside.

Tell us more about your essay.

Jack Ketchum: Mine's about pacing, crucial to grabbing and holding the reader's attention, and music to the reader's ear. Both, I think, important things to consider.

Kenneth W. Cain: I speak of using diversity in your fiction, of pulling from the known world to create more realistic characters without relying on stereotypes and generalizations. It's much a reflection of myself, of course, but I fully believe in letting characters breathe, allowing them to become what they will, good or bad, male or female, deviant or prude.

Why should authors read Writers on Writing?

Stephanie M. Wytovich: To me, it's a great way to see how other artists are making things work, while at the same time gain insight into different approaches to the craft. I also think that books like Writers on Writing are great teaching tools for instructors and editors because they can help students both inside and outside of the classroom, and as an instructor myself, I find the essays to be extremely refreshing reads that excite and prepare me for lecture and workshop.

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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback

Title: Writers on Writing Volume 1 - 4 Omnibus: An Author's Guide
Author(s): Ketchum Jack, Waggoner Tim, Kenneth W Cain, Joe Mynhardt
ISBN: 1-68418-759-1 / 978-1-68418-759-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Writers on Writing Volume 1 - 4 Omnibus: An Author's Guide
Author(s): Joe Mynhardt, Jack Ketchum, Brian Hodge, Tim Waggoner, Kealan Patrick Burke, Jonathan Janz, Stephanie M Wytovich, Mercedes M Yardley, Jasper Bark, Kevin Lucia, Kenneth W Cain, Monique Snyman, Todd Keisling, Dave-B
Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing
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