He’s at it again. No, not making mistakes, but helping stop newbie writers from making them. Alex Gazzola’s latest ebook in his Mistakes Writers Make series is now available, and this one looks more at the practical side of things when starting out on the road to publication.
50 More Mistakes Beginner Writers Make takes a closer look at targeting readers’ letter pages (something I still do - I have the star letter in January’s Garden Answers magazine, and am looking forward to receiving my star prize), as well as generating ideas for articles, pitching them to editors, and crafting an article.
Drawing upon some of the real mistakes he’s seen some of his students make, as well as those made by other writers contacting him in his capacity as an editor, Alex’s book stops you following in those amateurish footsteps, and gets you on the professional road quickly.
We all make mistakes, and there’s nothing wrong with that - as long as we learn from them. But it also makes sense to learn from others’ mistakes so you don’t have to make them in the first place.
This book, like the first in the series, explains the craft in an easy-to-read, practical manner. And if you haven’t bought the first in the series, then you’re missing out. (So why not get a copy here: 50 Mistakes Writers Make.)