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The Resource Don't live for your obituary : advice, commentary and personal observations on writing, 2008-2017, John Scalzi

Don't live for your obituary : advice, commentary and personal observations on writing, 2008-2017, John Scalzi

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Don't live for your obituary : advice, commentary and personal observations on writing, 2008-2017
Title
Don't live for your obituary
Title remainder
advice, commentary and personal observations on writing, 2008-2017
Statement of responsibility
John Scalzi
Title variation
Dont live for your obituary
Title variation remainder
advice, commentary, and personal observations on writing
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Language
eng
Summary
Between 2008 and 2017, author John Scalzi wrote fifteen books, became a New York Times bestselling author, and won numerous awards, including the Hugo, the Locus and the Governor's Award for the Arts in Ohio. He also had book deals crater, lost more awards than he won, worried about his mortgage and health insurance, flubbed a few deadlines, tried to be a decent parent and husband, and got into some arguments on the Internet, because, after all, that's what the Internet is for. Scalzi wrote about it all--the highs and lows in the life of a working writer--and gave his readers, and other writers, a glimpse of the day-to-day business of navigating a writing life in today's world. Sometimes these essays offered advice. Sometimes they commented on the practical business of publishing and selling books. Sometimes they focused on the writing issues, arguments and personalities of the day. And sometimes, Scalzi reflected on his own writing life and career, and what both meant in the larger scheme of things. Don't Live For Your Obituary is a curated selection of that decade of advice, commentary and observations on the writing life, from one of the best-known science fiction authors working today. But more than that, it's a portrait of an era--ten years of drama, controversy and change in writing, speculative fiction and the world in general--from someone who was there when it happened... and who had opinions about it all.
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Summary
A curated selection of that decade of advice, commentary and observations on the writing life, from one of the best-known science fiction authors working today. But more than that, it’s a portrait of an era—ten years of drama, controversy and change in writing, speculative fiction and the world in general—from someone who was there when it happened... and who had opinions about it all
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Writing style
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Publisher
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10616226
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YDX
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1969-
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Scalzi, John
Dewey number
808.02
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN147
LC item number
.S264 2017
Literary form
essays
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True
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  • Authorship
  • Authorship
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
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  • Authorship
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Target audience
adult
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advice, commentary, and personal observations on writing
Label
Don't live for your obituary : advice, commentary and personal observations on writing, 2008-2017, John Scalzi
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Publication
Note
"This special signed edition is limited to 1000 numbered copies"--Preliminary page
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Golden nuggets of writerly wisdom, or, This is where I offer up some writing advice, take it or don't -- The fine art of putting your books and yourself out there without wanting to drink acid, or, Let's talk about publishing and online presence -- This is the section where Scalzi snarks on people more famous than he is, so get out your popcorn, or, Thoughts on writers and other notables -- Don't type angry, well, okay, fine, go right ahead, or, Writing controversies and other such nonsense -- Jeez, Scalzi, does it always have to be about you? Why yes, yes it does, or, Notes from my career
Control code
ocn993773608
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • Signed limited edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
469 pages
Isbn
9781596068582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)993773608
Label
Don't live for your obituary : advice, commentary and personal observations on writing, 2008-2017, John Scalzi
Publication
Note
"This special signed edition is limited to 1000 numbered copies"--Preliminary page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Golden nuggets of writerly wisdom, or, This is where I offer up some writing advice, take it or don't -- The fine art of putting your books and yourself out there without wanting to drink acid, or, Let's talk about publishing and online presence -- This is the section where Scalzi snarks on people more famous than he is, so get out your popcorn, or, Thoughts on writers and other notables -- Don't type angry, well, okay, fine, go right ahead, or, Writing controversies and other such nonsense -- Jeez, Scalzi, does it always have to be about you? Why yes, yes it does, or, Notes from my career
Control code
ocn993773608
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • Signed limited edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
469 pages
Isbn
9781596068582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)993773608

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