David Quantick interviews some of the best writers in a variety of fields to provide a detailed overview for living your life as a writer on a daily, practical level.
In conversation with Caitlin Moran, Jon Ronson, Suzanne Moore, Mark Billingham, Emma Donoghue, Dennis Kelly and many others, David asks: when do you get ideas? When do you write? How do you deal with your money? Who do you have lunch with? How do you keep going?
How to Be a Writer looks at every aspect of a writer's life, from writing methods to writing habits and every aspect of day-to-day life as a writer. Includes advice and anecdotes from agents, publishers, comedy writers, stand-up comedians, best-selling authors and popular columnists to help you be the writer you want to be.
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There is no one way...
Fascinating interviews with a wide variety of authors, though some chapters were, admittedly, skipped, because I felt like that particular interviewee did not hold my attention.
Any writing craft book would compare.
Clear. Friendly. Ironic.
No, because it answered its own premise that there is no one way to be a writer. Everyone does it differently and you find your own way.
The interview segments were irritating when David would read out his answers like a transcript, stating their names each time.
- N. HEATON-HARRIS
Chuckled the whole way through
I would definitely listen to this audio book again, because I resonated with the story.
As a writer myself, I felt as if I was sitting down in a pub having a pint with the people who were interviewed. It was a very laid back and relaxed story swopping event.
I enjoyed David's performance as he seems like a really nice chap.
I highly recommend this book, if only to make you feel that you are not alone as a writer, and give you an encouraging shove along your journey.
- Caroline Mitchell