About the author
The late Chriss McCallum worked for Collins Publishing for many years, first as an editor and then in book production. She was a published writer and taught creative writing, as well as publishing her own magazines for writers.
■ Authoritative – written by a very experienced creative-writing teacher
■ A growing market of creative writers ready to snap up this book.
■ Huge market- there are many thousands of novice creative writers in the UK alone
■ A must have book for all students studying creative writing at university
Format Paperback, 215 x 135mm 240pp
Who else wants to be a professional writer?
Becoming a writer is a challenge, becoming a professional writer is a huge achievement for those who make it. If you want to be a professional, to earn your living from your books then this book is an essential tool in your writer’s toolkit. Written by an experienced author and creative writing teacher who has many years of trade experience in top publishing houses, this book is a must for all who wish to develop as a writer. This book defines all of the commonly used terms in the publishing world so that the new writer can talk on an even playing field with professionals in the publishing world. That is why this book is an important contribution to the world of creative writing and why it should be on your book shelf ready to become well thumbed; it really is that good
Who should have a copy?
■All students of creative writing in colleges and universities
■ College and university central and department libraries
■ Teachers, tutors and lecturers
■Public and reference libraries
■ General readers
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As a tutor of creative writing I would recommend this book to anyone who dreams of either becoming a professional writer or working in the publishing industry itself. Chriss McCallum knows exactly what she’s talking about and spells things out in a clear and entertaining way – often giving well-chosen examples by way of illustration.
The publisher has matched her diligent work by producing this attractive and user-friendly book. It’s basically a reference book, of course, but I found myself reading it for pleasure as well as clarification. And though I’ve been a professional writer for many years I was surprised to find I wasn’t just reminded of things I had half-forgotten but shown that I still have new things to learn. Language changes and the use of computers and other technologies is accelerating that process.
So this is not just a book for eager young students but for established writers and teachers too. Every college and university where courses are offered in creative writing and/or media studies should be clamouring for copies right now.
The amount of work that’s gone into this little book must have been phenomenal and yet it’s far from stodgy or obscure, as many reference books tend to be. The previous reviews describe how useful it is. I’d like to add that’s it’s also great fun! Did you know that pornography comes from the Greek ‘writing of whores’? Well, honestly, I’m amused and delighted to know that and will slip it into conversation at the very next opportunity. This book is not just for writers, it’s for anybody with an interest in words. If I didn’t already have a copy, I’d love to find it in my Christmas stocking.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom
I can see this is going to be a very useful book. It contains all those words that are so often on the tip of my tongue but won’t transfer to paper. I used the Glossary twice on the day it arrived and will be keeping it on my desk by the dictionary and thesaurus.
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