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  • Published: 15 July 2004
  • ISBN: 9780345451101
  • Imprint: Ballantine
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $27.99

Seven Steps On Writer's Path


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The Journey from Frustration to Fulfillment

The blank page, the impossible deadline, the rush of inspiration: There is no profession more maddening or more rewarding than being a writer. Yet surprisingly, all writers pass through the same sequence of stages in the course of their careers. It was this remarkable insight that inspired veteran authors Nancy Pickard and Lynn Lott to write one of the wisest and liveliest guides to the literary life ever penned– a volume of astonishing revelation, warm reassurance, brilliant encouragement, and welcome humor. No matter what you write or how much recognition you've received, you are bound to pass through the seven steps on the writer's path: Unhappiness, Wanting, Commitment, Wavering, Letting Go, Immersion, and Fulfillment.

Whether you're a wannabe writer or a published literary veteran, you're bound to find this book a source of true delight, vital wisdom, and lasting inspiration.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2004
  • ISBN: 9780345451101
  • Imprint: Ballantine
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Authors

Nancy Pickard

Nancy Pickard is the creator of the acclaimed Jenny Cain mystery series. She has won the Anthony Award, two Macavity Awards, and two Agatha Awards for her novels. She is a three-time Edgar Award nominee, most recently for her first Marie Lightfoot mystery, The Whole Truth, which was a national bestseller. With Lynn Lott, Pickard co-authored Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path. She has been a national board member of the Mystery Writers of America, as well as the president of Sisters in Crime. She lives in Prairie Village, Kansas.


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