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Wannabe a Writer We've Heard Of?

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Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 18th 2010 by Accent Press Ltd
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Jul 02, 2012 Hunter rated it liked it
Recommends it for: English writer wannabes
Shelves: writing
I picked this up on a spur from my local library. Most of the newest writing craft books I've been reading have been as e-books, so it was a pleasure to have a paperback to browse into. I own the earlier "Wannabe a Writer" from this author, so was expecting some help with this one.

Because I lived for a decade in the U.K. I can appreciate much of the collequialisms used, and stories told relevant to the U.K. book industry, and much of the book contents make sense, particularly if you are looking
Claire Handscombe
Aug 17, 2011 Claire Handscombe rated it really liked it
Packed full of useful tips, and an easy, fun read. A lot of it is probably most useful to writers of commercial or issue-based fiction (for example, I highly doubt I will get as much TV time for loving the West Wing or living in Brussels or giving tips on learning a language as she does for talking about various aspects of relationships) but there was still more than enough material in here that I can use or adapt. Good stuff. Realistic too, and very British in tone - good if your market is the ...more
Feb 22, 2015 Sally rated it liked it
An entertaining read on promoting a book. I had not realised before how much hard work goes into the promoting side of writing!

It was mostly aimed at traditionally published authors, and the focus was on newspaper/tv/radio rather than internet promoting. There is info on internet promoting but the author is less confident in this and defers to some of the other authors who advice she has collected.

Overall though very informative and I laughed out loud several times.
Katherine Hetzel
Apr 02, 2014 Katherine Hetzel rated it liked it
If you like chocolate, wine and a good dose of normality in your 'writing advice' books - then this one's for you!

Lots of advice and thoughts from not just Jane, but a whole host of other authors, agents and publishers. At times it felt a bit overwhelming to hear about so many writers who'd made it big, but it's a fun read otherwise.

Like all advice books - worth reading, but remember only to pick out the bits that are relevant to and work for you.
Sarah Spelbring
May 17, 2012 Sarah Spelbring rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this ebook after reading Jane's first book, just before I started pursuing writing seriously. I'm still not a writer anyone has heard of (except for certain friends and family members), but this book has certainly put things into perspective.

There's a lot more to being a writer than just writing!
Jun 09, 2011 Lesley rated it it was amazing
Described as 'an essential read for every author' and I would agree with this. Factual and useful, it is an easy read with some humour.
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Jane Wenham-Jones is the author of four novels and three non-fiction books. Wannabe a Writer? is a humorous look at the trials and tribulations of becoming a scribe and Wannabe a Writer We've Heard Of? is a how-to on PR and self-promotion. Her most recent work is 100 Ways to Fight the Flab (and still have wine and chocolate). She has also contributed to several short story anthologies and two ...more
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