The Rocky Road to Publishing: Advice on Writing

The Rocky Road to Publishing: Advice on Writing

by Judy Fitzwater


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Noted author Judy Fitzwater (The Jennifer Marsh Mysteries, Drowning in Air) lends her trademark wit to her own experiences, offering a candid look into what it truly takes to be a writer. Get a frank, fresh take on the realities of the writing life, process, and industry. Fitzwater provides practical advice, humor, and lots of encouragement for those engaged in the tough business of writing fiction and insider insight to readers who've always wondered what it's like to be an author. Whether you're a novice in need of guidance, a pro looking to relate, or simply a fan, THE ROCKY ROAD TO PUBLISHING is a delightful read full of candid tips and tales gleaned from more than fifteen years of experience in the publishing world.

"The Rocky Road to Publishing goes down like the ice cream flavor, thanks to the breezy voice of acclaimed novelist Judy Fitzwater. Judy shares her writing life and insights with a healthy dose of the humor the readers of her mysteries and thrillers have come to treasure. A great guide for new and experienced storytellers alike!"
--Eileen Charbonneau, author of Waltzing in Ragtime

"If you ever wanted to sit down with an author over a cup of coffee and say, 'Tell me everything,' you will love this book!"
--Edie Claire, author of the bestselling Leigh Koslow cozy mysteries and award winning romances.

"Encouraging, thought provoking, and just plain helpful fun for any writer."
--Dani Sinclair, two-time RITA finalist in romantic suspense

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500837723
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/2014
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

A former journalist, Judy Fitzwater is the author of the popular Jennifer Marsh Mystery Series, whose sleuth is an unpublished mystery writer desperate to get published. The first in the series, Dying to Get Published, is a dark comedy. It was plucked from the slush pile at Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, and bought by the head of the mystery department. That book went on to be nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery. She swears it is not autobiographical, at least not most of it.
The subsequent books in the series have all been a joy for her to write, especially the scenes with Jennifer's eccentric writing group.
She has also published two suspense novels and two paranormal romantic comedies, in addition to The Rocky Road to Publishing.
She has presented numerous talks to writers and readers, participated in writers' panels at Malice Domestic, Bouchercon, and book festivals and was the keynote speaker at WRW's Get a Clue Mini Mystery Conference. In addition, she's taught fiction writing classes and moderated an ongoing writing group.
She's currently working on one of her numerous writing projects.

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