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How to Be a Writer Audiobook

How to Be a Writer

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Publisher's Summary

David Quantick interviews some of the best writers in a variety of fields to provide a detailed overview for living your life as a writer on a daily, practical level.

In conversation with Caitlin Moran, Jon Ronson, Suzanne Moore, Mark Billingham, Emma Donoghue, Dennis Kelly and many others, David asks: when do you get ideas? When do you write? How do you deal with your money? Who do you have lunch with? How do you keep going?

How to Be a Writer looks at every aspect of a writer's life, from writing methods to writing habits and every aspect of day-to-day life as a writer. Includes advice and anecdotes from agents, publishers, comedy writers, stand-up comedians, best-selling authors and popular columnists to help you be the writer you want to be.

©2016 David Quantick (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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    Kate Manila, Philippines 06-22-16
    Kate Manila, Philippines 06-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "This is so me!"

    I love these interviews! They rekindled my love for writing and reinforced my identity as a writer.

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  • N. HEATON-HARRIS
    5/8/16
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    "There is no one way..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Fascinating interviews with a wide variety of authors, though some chapters were, admittedly, skipped, because I felt like that particular interviewee did not hold my attention.


    What other book might you compare How to Be a Writer to, and why?

    Any writing craft book would compare.


    What three words best describe David Quantick’s voice?

    Clear. Friendly. Ironic.


    Do you think How to Be a Writer needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, because it answered its own premise that there is no one way to be a writer. Everyone does it differently and you find your own way.


    Any additional comments?

    The interview segments were irritating when David would read out his answers like a transcript, stating their names each time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline Mitchell
    United Kingdom
    4/20/16
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    "Chuckled the whole way through"
    Would you listen to How to Be a Writer again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this audio book again, because I resonated with the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    As a writer myself, I felt as if I was sitting down in a pub having a pint with the people who were interviewed. It was a very laid back and relaxed story swopping event.


    What about David Quantick’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed David's performance as he seems like a really nice chap.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book, if only to make you feel that you are not alone as a writer, and give you an encouraging shove along your journey.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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