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Inspiration for Writers

101 Motivational Stories for Writers -- Budding or Bestselling -- from Books to Blogs

From budding bloggers to bestselling novelists, your fellow writers share their best advice, writing tips, time-management strategies, and personal ups and downs in the business of writing. These stories will motivate you, entertain you, and keep those words flowing!


Bestselling novelist J.A. Jance explains how her next book rights a wrong done to a friend killed in Vietnam. Award-winning Young Adult novelist Sarah Darer Littman talks about her "second book blues." Read how bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan was mentored in the writing world by someone she had first mentored in the TV world, and how Jenna Glatzer overcame her agoraphobia to ghostwrite Celine Dion's biography. Marc Tyler Nobleman explains how he unmasked the true creator of the Batman series.


With chapters on overcoming your fears, beating writer's block, accepting rejecting, and making time to write, you'll feel like you're at a first-class writers' conference. Additional chapters cover how to use writers' groups and mentors effectively, tried and true methods to find new inspiration, and how writing can change your own life and others. 

Susan M. Heim

Writer / Editor / Blogger