‘Beauty is good, but coin is better. You can't eat artistic integrity. It tastes like sawdust.’
This gonzo guide is a lesson in the practicalities of writing: how to be productive, professional and maybe one day even pay the rent.
Topics covered include ‘How to slay writer’s block’, ‘What the hell is workflow?’, ‘How to write 10,000 words in a day’ and ‘The best apps for writers’.
How to Be a Writer is a kick-arse writing guide with a tough-love approach, written for the internet generation. John Birmingham is lauded as a prolific writer working across multiple genres. Here he shares his secrets. And some hard-core, real-world practical advice. And a few excellent descriptions of explosions.
Hilarious and practical advice on becoming a writer
John Birmingham's How to be a Writer can be read as a hilarious memoir on his life as an international superauthor(tm), or as a hilarious guide to becoming an international superauthor yourself. It's full of brutally practical advice on writing, from freelance journalism to self publishing, all with the distinctly Birmingham turn of phrase that has you howling with laughter even as you wonder if you should pursue a career in the circus instead. Reading this is a must for anyone with even the vaguest interest in writing and how books are put together.