There’s no one right way to live a writing life (unless, of course, you never write a word). But how does one start being a writer? Who’s allowed to call themselves a “writer,” anyway? And beyond grammar and syntax, what does a person need to know before they begin seriously pursuing a writing career?
Paulette Perhach is here to usher fledgling writers into the writing community with her recent book Welcome to the Writer’s Life: How to Design Your Writing Craft, Writing Business, Writing Practice, and Reading Practice.
From learning the basics (finding the time to write, understanding plot) to more advanced skills (learning copyeditor marks, workshop etiquette), Perhach’s book is littered with helpful concrete tips, writing exercises, infographics outside-the-box strategies, checklists, and advice from fellow authors. Welcome to the Writer’s Life also covers the more practical side of writing, including marketing, social media, crowdsourcing, and writing for hire.
The book’s interactive approach and dynamic format coupled with Perhach’s warm, encouraging tone make this a multi-faceted guide that’s a delight to read.