The Constant Art of Being a Writer
"An astonishing book, a book of importance and urgency for anyone who is serious about making a living at writing. Don't wait, don't stall, don't browse. Buy a copy right now." -Seth Godin, author of Tribes
"N.M. Kelby's fiction is filled with flights of fancy, by turns whimsical and stirring, but it's always solidly grounded in characters with easily recognizable personalities. Her advice for aspiring writers comes from the same wellspring of compassionate realism, establishing a framework that can help you organize your life around your creative dreams one day a time." -Ron Hogan, Galleycat.com
The Fiction Writer's Guide to Creative Success
From that first story idea to publication and beyond, being a novelist is an evolving process. The Constant Art of Being a Writer helps you discover the mindset and skills you need to confidently approach each aspect of writing and publishing.
Award-winning novelist and short story writer N.M. Kelby explores core fiction writing techniques like idea generation, outlining, character development, and the use of black comedic moments and magic realism, as well as essential business-related topics like getting an agent, self-promotion, crafting a bestseller, the ins and outs of a successful author tour, and much more.
With lively instruction, innovative writing tips, and original exercises, The Constant Art of Being a Writer is a guide you can count on every step of the way.