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How to become a famous writer before you're dead : your words in print and your
Gore, Ariel
Adult Nonfiction PN161 .G63 2007

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ContentsPage
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 - Give Yourself a Lit Star Makeover
1 - Writep. 07
2 - Dreamp. 16
3 - Objectify Yourselfp. 17
4 - How I Became a Novelist: An Interview with Marc Acitop. 20
5 - See Yourself as an Artist and an Entrepreneurp. 25
6 - Don't Tell Me You're Too Oldp. 29
7 - Embrace Your Geniusp. 29
8 - Get Your Heart Smashed, but Just Once or Twicep. 31
9 - How to Stay Flash-proof: An Interview with Julia Alvarezp. 32
10 - Keep Your Mouth Shutp. 39
11 - Choose a Good Vicep. 41
12 - Be Just as Crazy as You Arep. 41
13 - You Have to Be Strong: An Imagined Interview with Haruki Murakamip. 42
14 - Fight for Your Timep. 47
15 - Only Change Your Name If You Have Top. 49
16 - Develop a Superhero Alter Egop. 52
17 - Watch Out for Stalkers and Wannabesp. 55
18 - Demolish Arrogancep. 57
19 - Ask Magnificent Meteorp. 60
Part 2 - Master Your Craft
20 - Discover Your Lineagep. 67
21 - Practicep. 69
22 - Stories Are Like Feral Kittens: An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guinp. 70
23 - Rush Itp. 76
24 - Listenp. 78
25 - Study Wordsp. 80
26 - Don't Say Plethorap. 82
27 - Confessions of an Outcast Writer: An Interview with Floyd Salasp. 84
28 - Take the Book's Darep. 90
29 - Embody Characterp. 95
30 - Become an Architectp. 97
31 - Get Cinematicp. 101
32 - The Tell-All Memoir: An Interview with Michelle Teap. 103
33 - Lather, Rinse, Repeatp. 107
34 - Relax the Rulesp. 110
35 - Get the Hell Back to Writing: An Interview with Dave Barryp. 111
36 - Ask Magnificent Meteorp. 113
Part 3 - Publish Before You're Ready
37 - Make a Fool of Yourselfp. 119
38 - Write for Strangersp. 122
39 - Start Smallp. 124
40 - Ayun Sez Publish Now!: An Interview with Ayun Hallidayp. 125
41 - Be an Anthology Slutp. 128
42 - Make a Zinep. 132
43 - It Is What It Is: An Interview with Moe Bowsternp. 140
44 - Ten Excellent Reasons to Self-Publishp. 148
45 - Make Your Own Booksp. 149
46 - Volunteer Power and Dirty Gasoline: An Interview with Jim Munroep. 152
47 - Print on Demandp. 159
48 - All Media at My Command: An Interview with Susie Brightp. 162
49 - Blog Thisp. 167
50 - Ask Magnificent Meteorp. 169
Part 4 - Play with the Big Dogs
51 - Be Nice to Internsp. 175
52 - How to Piss Off an Editorp. 176
53 - Meet Your Deadlinesp. 178
54 - Size Mattersp. 179
55 - The Possibility of Disaster: An Interview with Dave Eggersp. 180
56 - Don't Submit Blindly to Published Authorsp. 184
57 - Revel in Rejectionp. 186
58 - When Destiny Calls: An Interview with Bertice Berryp. 189
59 - Write a Proposalp. 194
60 - Get an Agentp. 196
61 - Do Your Homework: An Interview with Cosmic Editorp. 199
62 - Some Perils of Successp. 209
63 - Ask Magnificent Meteorp. 215
Part 5 - Become a Brazen Self-Promoter
64 - Learn to Talkp. 221
65 - Grab the Micp. 223
66 - "I Still Shake Onstage": An Interview with Daphne Gottliebp. 225
67 - Alert the Pressp. 229
68 - When Journalists Are Not Your Friendsp. 234
69 - The Queen of Self-Promotion: An Interview with Margaret Chop. 236
70 - Take to the Radio Wavesp. 240
71 - Get Your Book Bannedp. 241
72 - Champion Other Lit Starsp. 245
73 - Treat the World as Your Own Personal Clubhouse: An Interview with Erika Lopezp. 247
74 - Organize an Outrageous Headlong Cross-country Tourp. 253
75 - Stand Out on the Corner in a Gorilla Mask and a Pink Tutup. 257
76 - Don't Insult the Folks Who Show Upp. 258
77 - Send Thank-You Notesp. 260
78 - Remember Why You Came Herep. 261
Acknowledgmentsp. 263
About the Authorp. 265


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