Seven Steps on the Writer's Path
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Cleveland Plain Dealer
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The Denver Post
What Writers Are Saying About This Book
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED . . . SEVEN STEPS is a terrific writer’s guide with practical advice and great wisdom for both the novice and veteran."
HARLAN COBEN, Author of No Second Chance
"I can give you seven reasons to buy this book for every writer you know. It’s fresh, insightful, candid, funny, supportive, encouraging, and wise."
"I WISH I’D HAD THIS BOOK TWENTY YEARS AGO! Pickard and Lott illuminate every writer’s essential challenge—the creative process, the evolution from idea to finished product. An absolute must for anyone who writes."
T. J. MACGREGOR,
Edgar Award–winning author of Out of Sight
"Every writer gets lost from time to time on the creative journey, and when that happens, it’s nice to encounter a friendly and helpful companion like Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path. Nancy Pickard and Lynn Lott light the path and guide us out of the darkness one step at a time."
Edgar Award–winning author of Prophecy Rock
"This book made me want to walk straight to the computer and start writing."
Author of Shop Till You Drop: A Dead-End Job Mystery
"Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path is a must-read, must-absorb, must-follow for anyone who has ever even dreamed of becoming a writer. Nancy Pickard and Lynn Lott brilliantly define the joys and jolts all of us encounter on the tortuous road to publication and beyond, along with excellent practical tips for how-to stay the daunting, difficult course and make those writing dreams a reality."
Author of Every Step You Take
"Seven Steps offers much good advice, both practical and motivational, that’s been time- and career-tested. This would be a pleasing companion as you embark on a book project in any genre."
SUSAN K. PERRY,
Author of Writing in Flow: Keys to Enhanced Creativity
"With this enlightening book for writers, we find two authors who not only understand the truth about the writer’s life, but also communicate it with flat out honesty, a dose of impishness, and always an abundance of heart."
GAIL PROVOST STOCKWELL,
Cofounder, Write It/Sell It Seminars and Workshops, and Writers Retreat Workshop
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