Sunday, July 7, 2013

Books On How To Write Books by The Hack

I should preface this post by stating I'm a huge fan of books on writing. My favorites are The Sound On The Page by Ben Yagoda and Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott. I describe both as brilliant, joyful to read, and inspiring. That's a good review.

Now onto the bad. When I'm browsing e-books looking for something similar I'm astounded by how much crap I have to sift through. Now, I'm the queen of typos at first pass, but if I'm going to try to sell a book on writing the least I can do is make sure it's edited properly. 

There's a myriad of fifty plus paged badly written hyped up digital books on how to write a book in no time, with little effort, and make six figures. I'm curious how one picks one of the hardest professions to make a living at and buys it as a get rich quick idea. Given how many e-books there are someone has to be buying them.


  1. Get rich? Most can't even make money.
    My favorite writing book is Save the Cat.
    Oh, and did you know word verification is still on?