So you want to be a writer?

By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager |

In his book Words For Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels, acclaimed comics writer Brian Michael Bendis poses the question:  why are you writing?

His answer: “You’re writing because you have to.” But sometimes writers lose their way – particularly those just beginning their journey, or perhaps midway through their manuscript or script.  And while Stephen King’s proclamation in On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft that  “most books about writing are filled with bullshit” holds some truth, sometimes such books can provide a gentle nudge, or the encouragement writers need, to push on and finish their work. So when taking your next break between paragraphs, grab one of these. Learn from the masters of their craft; be inspired by their dedication. And never stop writing.Check out all fifteen books here.

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