Stop Writing, Fool

Stop Writing Fool It s years since I caught the writing virus I recovered after almost years of obsessive writing I would get up early and scribble a page before going to work Later I would stretch out upon the

  • Title: Stop Writing, Fool
  • Author: Arthur A. Perkins
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • It s 30 years since I caught the writing virus I recovered after almost 10 years of obsessive writing I would get up early and scribble a page before going to work Later, I would stretch out upon the settee, my Amstrad keyboard attached to a block of wood, and tap the evening away with one eye on the television.During those few years I came across a few near celebritiesIt s 30 years since I caught the writing virus I recovered after almost 10 years of obsessive writing I would get up early and scribble a page before going to work Later, I would stretch out upon the settee, my Amstrad keyboard attached to a block of wood, and tap the evening away with one eye on the television.During those few years I came across a few near celebrities, actors and literati Not that I met too many of them No, they preferred to communicate by letter, telephone and even telegram on one occasion.This short memoir describes the highs and lows of my experience Ah, I could have been a contender In the end, I succumbed to the multi rejection and retired hurt.Now, I am offering my story for the benefit of those who aspire to be an author Take my advice, fools, it s ten times harder nowadays Stop trying

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    1. I found this book amusing and it is short, so it only took about 45 minutes to read. It was temporarily free for download at . Basically it is a mordant presentation of a case for giving up on trying to become a published writer. The British author tells of all his near-hits and near-misses in the publishing world, and draws the conclusion that the odds are too long and the work too frustrating for the (non)pay for this to be a good field for anyone to enter. I couldn't quite tell if it was supp [...]

    2. You kids are all soft!If you think writing is a tough way to make a buck now, you should have tried it back in the Dark Ages. This author was trying to become the next literary Wunderkind back when writing meant rolling paper into a typewriter and pounding away until your fingers fell off and the carbon paper (look it up) disintegrated from the sweat pouring off of your forehead. No PC, no cell phone, no spellcheck, no desk-top publishing. Just one man with a typewriter and a burning need to put [...]

    3. It seemed to be a pitty party. I was hoping to get some advice, even if it wasn't what I was expecting but it really only said he was never good enough. Oh well, at least it was short!

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