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How to Write What You Want and Sell What You Write

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Not loaded with theory, Skip's invaluable book contains concise, easily understood and applied advice for both writing and marketing any kind of book, article, story, play, screen-play, report, proposal or anything else you can think of.How to Write What You Want and Sell What You Write is for every writer or wannabe who needs to sort out his or her desires, capabilities a ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published December 12th 1991 by Career Press
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I bought this book on a whim while at Barnes & Nobel with a birthday gift card in hand. It turns out that this was a remarkably helpful book for anyone trying to sell their writing. Skip Press is a veteran of the field and has insightful advice, much of which comes from his years of experience. I appreciated the chapters on non-fiction and journalism since those are my particular areas of interest. I personally, have been paid for my work, so some of his advice for people just getting into t ...more
Roger Eschbacher
A veritable Swiss army knife of a "how-to" writing book, just about every format imaginable is covered within its pages. From novels, TV and Film through corporate reports, graphic novels, and magazine articles, author Skip Press gives first-rate/pro-level advice on how to get started and come off looking like a professional. I've been a paid writer for a number of years now and I still learned quite a bit. A real confidence builder for the newbie, too.

Read it. Followed advice. Sold only ever piece to nationally syndicated magazine. Well done, Mr Press.
Nicole Lynn Hoefs
The book was okay. It had advice for all types of writing but most of it are writings I don't think I'll ever try out. The novel section wasn't very helpful to me so that's why I only gave it 3 stars.
Camille Stanford
So, I really like this book, and I think it is incredibly interesting, as well as applicable. However, I must admit that I haven't read it all the way through. But there is a reason for that! This book is absolutely full of information, and right now, when I am only writing and have yet to try to publish anything, only the beginning makes sense to me.
I now own this book, and fully intend to use it later in my life when I actually finish writing something. =)
This book has some really good advice in it. I am a new writer, however. I will ultimately see how it pans out. Right now, it seems like he has really good advice as to where to start. :)
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