Michael Meanwell

Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (3 of 4)
Location: Australia
In My Own Words:
Michael Meanwell has been a professional writer for more than 20 years.

He is the author of a number of books for writers including the critically-acclaimed 'The Enterprising Writer', which shows freelancers how to earn a sustainable living from commercial writing.

For more book reviews and prescriptive articles, visit his website at http://www.enterprisingwriter.com
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The Unofficial Patricia Cornwell Companion: A Guid&hellip by George Beahm
Author companions are often considered essential reading by die-hard fans, providing a unique insight into the author's private life and literary world.
And, for readers who are also writers, companions promise a peak under the curtain by revealing the inspiration and inner workings of the author's craft.
That's what I gained many years ago when I read 'The Stephen King Companion' by George Beahm. And that's what I expected to read with his latest unauthorized tome on the life and times of Patricia Cornwell, bestselling author of 11 medical thrillers featuring forensic pathologist Dr Kay Scarpetta.
Sadly, 'The Unofficial Patricia Cornwell Companion' is not up to Beahm's… Read more
Kickstart Marketing by Linda Hailey
Kickstart Marketing by Linda Hailey
It's been said that plumbers have leaky taps, builders have unfinished houses and architects have badly-designed homes.
I'd like to add one more group to the list: Self-employed writers are generally poor communicators. That's not to say they don't know how to communicate - of course they do - but how many enterprising writers have invested time in their own business, developing communications and a marketing program to further their business?
Sadly, not enough.
That's where 'Kickstart Marketing' by Linda Hailey can help. It's a new, no-nonsense guide to marketing for small businesses. It covers all of the basics in everyday language and with practical examples… Read more
The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Reader&hellip by Ayn Rand
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"All writers have to rely on inspiration. But you have to know where it comes from, why it happens, and how to make it happen to you."
This is classic Ayn Rand, and it's typical of what you'll read in 'The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers'.
The bestselling Russian-born philosopher and novelist of 'The Fountainhead' and 'Atlas Shrugged' is almost as well known for her introspection as she is for her stories.
This slim book is based on a series of 12, four-hour lectures she conducted in her living room for a small group of friends and fans in 1958.
The book has been faithfully edited by Tore Boeckmann, who has condensed much of Rand's literary… Read more