I'll preface this by saying that I am not really a writer. That is, I blog, and that can't possibly be considered true writing! However, I was very intrigued by this quick read about potential problems that writers can run into as they are writing and hoping to be published. Written by writers themselves!
The style of the book is refreshing in its lack of pretention. Almost every short little essay is told from the writer's heart, and is designed to help alleviate the basic fears, motivational concerns, and publishing wormholes that some writers can fall prey to.
Each essay discusses a different aspect of the writing world. At least one essay was a little scary in its discussion of how to organize a book (making it sound like there was zero room for creativity and that everything should be cookie cutter; yuck!), but by far, the focus of each writer's tale is encouragement. Every new writer should run out and buy this for that alone.