Writing Game, The
The Writing Game is an informative guide to the pitfalls and hazards of dealing with publishers (is imprint important?) and agents (do you need one?), tells you what to do about writers' block and how to survive the disappointments and rejections encountered by writers such as Bernard Shaw, Scott Fitzgerald, George Orwell, Vladimir Nabokov, Lewis Carroll, Somerset Maugham, Frederick Forsyth, John le Carré (told 'he has no future'), William Golding and Iris Murdoch. Those who doubt their potential as writers would do well to remember the literary establishment's reaction to Ian Fleming's fiction: 'James Bond will never sell'.
'A vivid and revealing exploration of creative writing. It is thoughtful and fluent and deserves to be widely read' Mark le Fanu, General Secretary, Society of Authors
'This unique survey of the creative territory is as indispensible to the writer and the interested reader as the Michelin Guide is to the traveller, and it's much more fun to read' Clive Sinclair, Award-winning novelist