Monday, August 06, 2007

How to write a book and get it published

Lately I've been getting more than the usual amount of e-mail from people wanting to know how to write a book and get it published. My website contains eight pages of advice for those primarily interested in writing romance, but I've found some more general information over at the website of Poets & Writers Magazine, which lists the Ten Top Questions Writers Ask:

How do I publish my work in literary magazines?

How do I publish my book?

Do I need an agent?

Where can I find information on grants and awards?

How do I avoid scams?

Do I need to copyright my work?

How do I publicize my work?

Where can I find a writers' workshop, conference, or colony?

Should I pursue an MFA?

Are there literary organizations that can help me?

If you click over to the site, you'll find that each of these questions is linked to a series of helpful articles.


Katrina Stonoff said...

I saw the cover of your new book in the sidebar and wandered over to read the excerpt (again). I'll be preordering. This looks like your best book yet.

Go, you!

Brenda Coulter said...

My warmest thanks, Katrina. If you like it, please be sure to tell everyone you've ever met.