Secrets of Successful Writers
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Secrets of Successful Writers

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Interviews with forty-nine writers as they speak about writing, publishing and promoting their books in the digital age.
The interviews include John Locke, Gordon Ferris, Stephen Carpenter, Dakota Banks, Linda Wisdom, Matthew Reilly, Loucinda McGary, David Lender, JR Rain, Jack Dann, Dale Brown, Stephanie McAfee, Andy Briggs, Kat Martin and many, many more.
Some of the writ...more
Kindle Edition, 188 pages
Published February 5th 2012 by Smashwords
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Each chapter in this book is a blog interview with a different author about their daily writing routine, marketing strategies, writing tips, etc. Here were some of the things I learned:

Write, write, write, and write some more. More important to write five great sentences per day than five mediocre pages; don’t get so caught up in word count that you forget about quality. Don’t wait for inspiration. Carpenters don’t need inspiration to make a table. It’s their profession. If they waited for inspi...more
Ricardo Ribeiro
I did enjoy this book a lot. As an aspiring to writer I absorbed a good lot of advices and information from the successful fellows who accepted to be interviewed by Darrell. On the minus side, I guess some of the interviews could had been cut... it's a bit too much, specially considering a few of the questions are the same. Which might be OK... well, I have conflicting feelings about this. True, I love to hear about a typical day of a good writer and to know what advices they have to provide to...more
Sunny Sodday
The cover page is bit weird but the book isn't. Though there are no hardcore secrets in the book but you may get to know about the regimes of successful writers. The best thing about the book is that it shares the links of all the writers. But in middle, the book becomes monotonous and don't talk something. This is a good guide if you want to know how they do it but don't read to get the insights of writing.
Robert Graves
If you're an organic writer, like me, and you want some reassurance that organic writers not named Stephan King can write successful novels, this book will give you that.
John Rossman
I have to go back into it, but there is a really prolific writer. He writes almost all day long from what I understand.
It's interesting to see how authors have gone about different ways of doing their jobs.
Very inspiring. With some very helpful information as well.
Rakesh Ranjan
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“A writer never has a vacation. For a writer, life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” 1 likes
“They should also write every day. They shouldn’t wait for inspiration. Carpenters don’t need inspiration to make a table. It’s their profession. If they waited for inspiration to hammer in a nail or sand a plank of wood, they’d never make anything.” 0 likes
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