Quit Your Day Job!: How to Sleep Late, Do What You Enjoy, and Make a Ton of Money as a Writer
Quill Driver Books, Oct 1, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 pages
Resolution and perseverance are required to build a writing career and if you're going to succeed, you don't need the hype or hyperbole so often dished out in other writer's guides. You need a candid, no-nonsense account of the daily grind of the writer s life, with the potholes and pitfalls clearly marked. This book is your road map, written by someone who's lived the writing life for years, with more than sixty published novels and nonfiction books to his credit. And what a life! Big names like Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Tom Clancy, Sue Grafton, and thousands of others not nearly as famous live it why shouldn't you? All you need is talent, courage, perseverance and this book. In Quit Your Day Job, Jim Denney lays out a sound, strategic plan for building a career as a full-time writer. This is not a book of fluff and glittering platitudes. Denney maps out the positives and the negatives of the writing life with gritty candor. Why? Because he doesn't want your dream of full-time writing to become your worst nightmare. He wants you to succeed. After you read Quit Your Day Job, you'll be fired up and ready to take on the world. Devour this book then hold on tight, because your life is about to change.
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TAKING THE LEAP
ITS A LIVING
WHAT HAVE I SIGNED?
THE SEVEN ESSENTIAL HABITS
WRITING IN OVERDRIVE
GENERATE YOUR OWN SUCCESS
THE FUTURE OF WRITING
JIM DENNEYS QUICK START GUIDE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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