Is There A Book In You?

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  • Copyright: 2008-12-18
  • Publisher: A&C Black Academic and Professional
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Many people feel they might have a book in them - but how do you know whether you have what it takes to be a writer, whether your writing is any good, what you should write about and whether you should dedicate proper time to begin your dream?This book asks pertinent questions of you via a questionnaireto help you discover whether there is a talented writer in you. Each chapter provides background to the relevant point in the questionnaire. Packed withadvice from experienced writersincluding known authors;P D James, Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson, Margaret Drabble, Katie Ffordeand more. Expert advice from Daniel Roche (BA President), independent booksellers, publishers Helen Fraser (Penguin) and Ian Trewin (Chairman Cheltenham Literary Festival and administrator, Man Booker Prize), agents and creative writing tutors.Foreword by columnist and writer Katharine Whitehorn.

Author Biography

Alison Baverstock is a former publisher, author of 13 titles, publishing industry consultant, teacher of creative writing courses and advisor to new writers.

Table of Contents

Just how much do you want to see your book in print?p. 1
How much do other people like reading what you write?p. 22
How creative are you?p. 49
What are your personal support mechanisms like?p. 70
How well-established is your writing habit?p. 91
Do you have something to write about that others would want to read?p. 112
How confident are you to present yourself as a writer?p. 128
How positively do you respond to rejection?p. 140
How well-read are you?p. 163
How much do you know about the publishing industry?p. 176
The questionnairep. 195
What you score meansp. 197
Is there not a book in you?p. 199
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