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The Maeve Binchy Writers' Clubby Maeve Binchy
Synopses & Reviews
“The most important thing to realize is that everyone is capable of telling a story.” –Maeve Binchy
If you scribble story ideas on the backs of receipts…
If you file away bits of overheard conversation from the coffee shop...
If you’ve already chosen the perfect pen name...
Well, then the journey has begun!
In this warm and inspiring guide, beloved author Maeve Binchy shares her unique insight to how a best selling author writes: from finding a subject and creating good writing habits to sustaining progress and seeking a publisher.
Whether you want to write stories or plays, humor or mysteries, Binchy prescribes advice for every step with her signature humor and generous spirit. She has called upon other writers, editors, and publishers to add their voices to this treasury of assistance for budding writers and a refreshing dose of encouragement for longtime scribes. And once you are ready, an appendix offers of writing awards and competitions and a selection of websites and literary journals.
Featuring the author's signature humor and generous spirit, "The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club" is a treasure trove of assistance for budding writers and a refreshing dose of encouragement for longtime scribes.
About the Author
Maeve Binchy is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Whitethorn Woods, Nights of Rain and Stars, Quentins, Scarlet Feather, Circle of Friends, and Tara Road, which was an Oprah’s Book Club Selection. She has written for Gourmet; O, The Oprah Magazine; Modern Maturity; and Good Housekeeping, among other publications. She and her husband, Gordon Snell, live in Dalkey, Ireland, and London.
Table of Contents
Getting started — Writers' groups — Telling a story — Writing short stories: Eight steps to a short story / Ivy Bannister — The writer's agent — Sustaining progress: Maintaining your motivation to write / Norah Casey — Finding your voice: The road to success / Marian Keyes — The writer's journey — Visualizing success — The role of the editor: To be an editor / Carole Baron — The writer as a journalist — Writing for the Internet: Writing for the Internet / Chris Bohjalian — Tackling men's fiction — The publisher: The publisher / Paula Campbell — Writing for stage: What works onstage / Jim culleton — Murder, mystery and suspense: Writing thrillers and having fun / Julie Parsons — The importance of language: less is more / Gerald Dawe — Writing for children — Writing comedy: Writing comedy / Ferdia Mac Anna — Good luck.
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