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The Call of the Writer's Craft: Writing and Selling the Book Within

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Getting a book successfully published is as much about talent and creative drive as it is a matter of determination and business practice. Luckily for would-be authors, this book delivers the how-to on both the creativity and the business.

Lecturer and writing retreat leader Tom Bird introduces authors to their Divine Author Within, and guides them through the process of li
Paperback, 239 pages
Published July 18th 2009 by Adams Media Corporation (first published January 1st 2009)
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I picked this book up at the library the other day, thinking it looked helpful and interesting, but upon reading it now I'd say it's the exact opposite of all the things the many many critic quotes claim on and in this book. This book takes a very New Age-y approach to the craft of writing and is barely, if at all, grounded in reality. I could see this book being good for people who subscribe to this sort of thinking, but I did not find it useful.
Aug 20, 2009 Chelsea rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who needs a little push creativly
Recommended to Chelsea by: Barns and Noble
Oh my gosh this book is the best motivational book I've ever read. The techniques outlined in it could be applied to any creative craft. I bought it in hopes of getting some tips on the best way to go about writing the story I've had bumbling around in my head for the past few months and I received way more than I paid for with this book. I'm following Tom Bird's advice to the T and I'm already further than I ever thought I would be in the writing of my own little novel. I loved this book and wo ...more
I found the second half of the book the most helpful, and that was about publishing. It helped me greatly. But I didn't find the first part of it (which was how to write in a limited span of time) helpful. It's a helpful guide when it comes to publishing, but if you're looking for a book that helps you how to write, look elsewhere.
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Bird discusses factors involved in the writing process and getting a book published. He also addresses the mechanics giving examples and learning exercises on the techniques of writing.
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