Friday, September 23, 2011

giveaway: help! for writers

If you're in need of great writing advice, you'll want to enter this giveaway made possible by Hachette. Three people will win Roy Peter Clark's excellent Help! for Writers.

Check out my review; then read the publisher description:
"The craft of writing offers countless potential problems: The story is too long; the story's too short; revising presents a huge hurdle; writer's block is rearing its ugly head.

In HELP! FOR WRITERS, Roy Peter Clark presents an 'owner's manual' for writers, outlining the seven steps of the writing process, and addressing the 21 most urgent problems that writers face. In his trademark engaging and entertaining style, Clark offers ten short solutions to each problem. Out of ideas? Read posters, billboards, and graffiti. Can't bear to edit yourself? Watch the deleted scenes feature of a DVD, and ask yourself why those scenes were left on the cutting-room floor. HELP! FOR WRITERS offers 210 strategies to guide writers to success."

The rules: Enter by leaving a comment to this post with your email (if I can't contact you, you can't win). You can gain additional entries by leaving separate comments letting me know that you're a follower (one extra each for the blog and Twitter) or have posted a link to the giveaway on your site. The deadline to enter is 11:59pm Pacific on October 22. Winners will be selected at random. Since this is from Hachette the winners must have mailing addresses in the US or Canada; no PO Boxes.


  1. The point about watching deleted DVD scenes is an interesting one. Looks like a useful, offbeat writing guide! Thanks!

  2. I am a GFC follower.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway, please count me in!