The truth (?) about writing…

Anyone who ever harboured romantic notions about the whole business of writing and publishing (that it involves sitting in front of a typewriter with a glass of wine in the summerhouse for a couple of hours a day; that all you need to do is get a book published and hey presto! you’re a star) could do worse than have a look at this brilliant blog post from crime author Chuck Wendig.

Underneath the wry humour, talk of goblins, and occasional naughty language, it’s a practical and down-to-earth look at the writing and publishing world, with lots of home truths and a fair sprinkling of honesty.  Although some points might be hard to take (especially for those still thinking of summerhouses and stars), I think I agree with every word.

I also think I’ve had that marketing janitor…

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