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The Literary Handyman

Tips on Writing From Someone Who's Been There


The Literary Handyman


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    Dark Quest, LLC

    Dark Quest, LLC
    Non-Fiction/Writers Guide/Self-Help

    Publication Date: March 2011

    Cover by: Brian Prindiville

    6 x 9, 140 pages
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Have a Dream of Being An Author?
Frustrated with Banging Your Head Against the Publishing Wall?
(Let's Face It...Why Else Would You Be Reading This?)
Don't Worry. You Are By No Means Alone!

Success in publishing is equal parts skill, determination, knowledge, and pure, dumb luck.
If you have the drive, and you have the skill, but you're missing that little bit of insight into the industry,
this book might just be the edge you're looking for.

(For the luck...you're on your own.)

Crack the cover to learn more about effective dialogue,
the difference between the major publishers and small press,
self-promoting, naming characters, avoiding procrastination...
and so many other demons that haunt the aspiring author.

The Literary Handyman also includes a series of writing exercises tailored
toward helping you to apply the information gained in the book.



“Conversational and friendly from cover to cover,[…] a more than pleasant approach,
and one I could identify with. I found myself going back and rereading the earlier articles,
much like I would revisit early conversations with people I now knew better.”

5 stars, Steven Yoder, author

“This is a valuable collection to add to your literary reference shelf and one I recommend.”
4 stars, Elektra Hammond, Until Midnight Reviews

“If you are looking for a book on the craft of writing presented in small bites, easily digestible, and covering a great deal of ground, then The Literary Handyman is just what the doctor ordered.”
4 stars, Norm Goldman, Book Pleasures Reviews

"Danielle’s first-hand knowledge of the ins and outs of both sides of the publishing business makes [The Literary Handyman] stand out from the multitude of others offering to help make you a better writer. If you enjoy writing, and have dreams of turning your writing into a career and earn money doing it, then I highly recommend this book to you!"

Douglas Cobb (aka Professor Crazy), Bestseller World Reviews

“Danielle Ackley-McPhail’s take on the craft of writing is intelligent, insightful, and often quite funny—
as is the woman, herself. She tackles, with style and skill, everything from the mysteries of dialogue
to the vagaries of the modern publishing world.”—Ty Drago, Author, Editor, Publisher

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