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Month: January 2017

Micro-review: Starve Better

STARVE BETTER by Nick Mamatas
Published by: Apex Books
Release date: March 19, 2013

Really interesting book about writing. Here you’ll find various tidbits, anecdotes, and advice ranging from: the act of submitting work, what separates “good writers” & “great writers”, the pros/cons of MFA programs, the difference in market value between non-fiction and fiction submissions, teaching, genre, etc. It’s a plethora of information all told through Mamatas’ unique style. He won’t be holding your hand and making sure you’re extra special, but he will teach you to separate yourself from the flock. Most importantly, he makes sure you’re given a realistic view of writing. It’s not all glitz and glamour, schmoozing, and major book deals. You’ll learn to Starve Better.

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