Write Good or Die

Rated 4.00/5 based on 6 reviews
Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.
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About Scott Nicholson

Scott Nicholson is author of seven novels, including THE RED CHURCH, SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD, DRUMMER BOY, and THE SKULL RING. Other books include the novellas BURIAL TO FOLLOW and TRANSPARENT LOVERS and the story collections ASHES, THE FIRST, and FLOWERS. He also writes screenplays and children's books. Nicholson lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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Malcolm Torres reviewed on March 23, 2017

I really enjoyed this book. As an indie author with several novels and short stories out there on all the eBook sites, I found this book full of good advice and inspiration. Some of it I've read in other places and some it was new and original. Always good for an author to hear war stories and tricks of the trade from fellow authors. Thank you for this excellent compilation. www.malcolmtorres.com
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J Lenni Dorner reviewed on April 8, 2015

Scott Nicholson has created an excellent compilation of the blogged advice of himself and other several published authors. Cut down your research “how-to-write-better” time by reading this book.
It starts with a hilarious and visionary comparison of the craft of writing to the effort of Olympians. Then there’s the comfort that writing gets better with practice.
There’s the A to Z of the industry. The book hits on the harsh realities that come after finding an agent or publishing, and tells you how to get there.
By chapter 31, it’s clear that this book is aimed at indie authors who are ready to succeed with pride.
Chapter 33 does have a link to a site that doesn’t exist. Searching leads to a blog post from Feb 2012 that says it’s “coming soon,” a Goodreads group that hasn’t posted since 2012, and a rarely used Twitter hashtag.
Overall, this is a very good book, and I recommend that new writers take the time to read it.
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Alcala Publications reviewed on June 11, 2011

@BobDown And why on Earth would it not talk down to the reader? These are the masters speaking to the little folk who know nothing... well presumably.
I read this book last year and all I can say is that it is amazing. First off: Absolutely Inspiring. Second Off: Very helpful, I'm actually using the example of a query letter to try and get a literary agent (I've tried before to little avail).
All around it's a must read for any writer who aims high and any amature who doesn't plan on giving up.
Thank you for publishing this body of work, I re-read certain pages of it like once a week, my favorite source of advice in the world.
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Christopher Hunter reviewed on March 19, 2011

This is very good information for free. Any writer is bound to find something they'll find helpful. There were moments where it lost my attention, but overall, the it's strait talk from authors about the industry. It was very much worth my time.
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Bob Down reviewed on Dec. 24, 2010

Talks down to the reader.
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A. J. Braithwaite reviewed on July 11, 2010

Some great advice here for just-starting-out writers (and probably ones who've been at it for a while, too). I particularly enjoyed Kristine Kathryn Rusch's piece on discipline (oh so terribly true) but there is something useful in each of the chapters. Thanks for making this available for free!
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