Synopses & Reviews
On the heels of The New Writer's Handbook 2007, the first in a series and winner of ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award in the career category, comes the 2008 edition, edited again by the experienced and industry-savvy Philip Martin. It contains entirely new material (and mostly new contributors, with a few repeats). The content will mimic its successful predecessor in structure and eclectic approach. With approximately sixty articles, sections include: Creativity, Motivation, and Discipline; The Craft of Writing; Pitching and Proposals; Marketing Your Work; Internet Skills; and Literary Insights and Last Words. The 2008 book builds on the growing interest (and marketing contacts) for the New Writer's Handbook series with writers and their networks.
Definitely not just for new writers, this handbook is worth returning to for ideas, advice, and inspiration throughout the year.” Minneapolis Observer Quarterly
Praise for The New Writer's Handbook 2007:
Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award (Career category)
If you purchase only one [writers guide], make it this one.” Library Journal, starred review
"The most evident indication of the quality of Philip Martin's book is the wide and various array of authoritative contributors
Their individual voices invigorate the work as a whole." ForeWord
"Expertly compiled and deftly edited
critically important and strongly recommended." Midwest Book Review
"The New Writer's Handbook inspires writers to brush up and branch out, explore and think differently about their work, their skills, and abilities." Absolute Write
About the Author
has produced books that won the Benjamin Franklin and Banta awards and Small Press Award for Fiction. He has edited many guides for writers on craft and career, on diverse topics from screenwriting to interviewing skills to being a successful freelancer, and is the author of a book of speculative fiction, A Guide to Fantasy Literature
. He is director of Great Lakes Literary, which offers a range of development services for writers and their projects. Includes contributions by Tess Gerritsen and Lois Lowry.
Ted Kooser is a poet and essayist, a professor of English at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and most recently, the United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004 - 2006. He has been awarded the Pushcart Prize, two NEA Writing Fellowships and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Delights and Shadows. He worked for many years in the life insurance business, retiring in 1999 as a vice president. He and his wife, Kathleen Rutledge, editor of The Lincoln Journal Star, live on an acreage near the village of Garland, Nebraska. He has a son, Jeff, and a granddaughter, Margaret.