• Starve Better See large image

    Starve Better (Paperback) By (author) Nick Mamatas

    $16.57 - Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 4 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionStarve Better makes no promises of making you a bestselling author. It won't feed aspiring writers' dreams of fame and fortune. This book is about survival: how to generate ideas when you needed them yesterday, dialogue and plot on the quick, and what your manuscript is up against in the slush piles of the world. For non-fiction writers, Starve Better offers writing techniques such as how to get (relatively) high-paying assignments in second and third-tier magazines, how to react to your first commissioned assignment, and how to find gigs that pay NOW as the final notices pile up and the mice eat the last of the pasta in the cupboard. Humor, essays and some of the most widely read blog pieces from Nick Mamatas, author and editor of fiction that has caught the attention of speculative fiction's most prestigious awards, come together for the first time in a writers' guide that won't teach anyone how to get rich and famous... but will impart the most valuable skill in the business: how to starve better. Blurb: "Mamatas offers up a no-nonsense guide that should be required reading for all writers. Prepare to have some illusions shattered... because you need them shattered. A great resource from a guy with the experience to back up the advice." -Jeff VanderMeer, author of City of Saints and Madmen and Finch About the Author: Nick Mamatas is the author of three and a half novels, over seventy short stories, and hundreds of feature articles, and is also an editor and anthologist. His fiction has been nominated for the Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild awards and translated into German, Italian, and Greek; his editorial work with Clarkesworld earned the magazine World Fantasy and Hugo award nominations. Nick's reportage, short stories, and essays have appeared in venues such as Razor, Asimov's Science Fiction, Silicon Alley Reporter, the Village Voice, The Smart Set, The Writer, Poets & Writers and anthologies including Supernatural Noir and Lovecraft Unbound. He teaches at Western Connecticut State University in the MFA program in Creative and Professional Writing, was a visiting writer at Lake Forest College and the University of California, Riverside's Palm Desert Campus, and runs writing classes in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Other books

Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 11 of 11

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Starve Better

    Title
    Starve Better
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nick Mamatas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 186
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 244 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780984553587
    ISBN 10: 0984553584
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC subject category V2: VSP
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PN
    DC21: 808.02
    BIC subject category V2: CBW
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24810
    BISAC V2.8: SEL009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    DC22: 808.02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BIC subject category V2: CBV
    BISAC V2.8: REF026000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAN002000, LAN005000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Apex Publications
    Imprint name
    Apex Publications
    Publication date
    31 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Lexington