Title: The 11 Secrets of Getting Published
Author: Mary DeMuth
Available at Amazon
Mary DeMuth, one of my favourite authors, follows her own advice as she shares her secrets which will help writers improve their skills and have a better chance of being published.This is her "gift to the future. You never know the impact Jesus will make through another writer."
Written in an informal chatty style, this book is packed full with hard-won and practical advice valuable to writers--published and pre-published--of any genre. I highly recommend this book.
Thank you to the author for giving me an electronic copy of "The 11 Secrets of Getting Published" in exchange for my unbiased opinion.
The 11 Reasons Why Writers Should Buy this Book
1 This book lives up to its title—it gives valuable insights and principles which can help writers get published.
2 This is no airy-fairy book, but one written by a popular author from her own hard-won experience
3 It will benefit writers of fiction and non-fiction.
4 The information in it is pertinent for published and pre-published writers.
5 It's written in a chatty style so that the information is easy to read and absorb.
6 The author isn't afraid to talk about her own mistakes so that writers can learn from them.
7 The advice given in this book is practical eg Mary gives instructions how to make an em dash, which font to use . . .
8 It covers a wide range of subjects including the craft of writing, finding your voice, formatting, the publishing industry, agents, critiques, queries, proposals and marketing.
9 Mary encourages writers to consider their readers. "Use your words too, to encourage others. Don't simply write for publication, but seek to write words to others that will bless them."
10 She encourages writers to give back wherever they can "Consider that helping other people become better writers is a gift you give to the future. You never know the impact Jesus will make through another writer."
11 There are three bonus sections at the end with more advice.