9.19.2013

My First Novel Tales of Woe and Glory Book Giveaway


I recently had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of My First Novel: Tales of Woe and Glory, an inspiring and hilarious compilation of essays from some of today's leading authors on how they got their first book published.

My writing mentor, Alan Watt, edited the book and includes his own fascinating story of how he came to write his first book, the internationally acclaimed, Diamond Dogs.

This book is something every writer should read (it would make the perfect gift too!). But even if you aren't a writer, it is fascinating to come to know the writing and publishing process from so many different perspectives. Also the stories in this book will inspire and motivate you to follow that creative spark that resides in all of us. Here is part of the description from Amazon:

Have you ever wondered how your favorite authors got their start? How did they make the leap from closet scribe to published author? In My First Novel: Tales of Woe and Glory, twenty-five authors recount the variety of hurdles, both internal and external that they had to overcome on their journey. Alan Watt, editor of My First Novel and founder of L.A. Writers’ Lab’s 90-Day Novel Workshops, states, “The goal of this book was to demystify the creative experience, to level the playing field, to say to the writer who was struggling with his novel late at the night in the garage of his parent’s house in Walla Walla, that you are no different than any of these other writers, and to keep going, and yes, at times it really is that difficult and scary, but that you are not alone, and you are up to the challenge, and here are twenty-five separate road maps to the same destination.”

Writers Tribe Books is generously offering to give away one book to a reader of the Daily Connoisseur! Please enter via the Rafflecoptor widget below. All entries must go through rafflecoptor to be fair. The winner will be announced on this widget one week from today. This giveaway is open to United States residents only.

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Best of luck! And see you Monday when we discuss the second agreement in our book club: don't take anything personally. See you then!

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18 comments:

Jeneric Generation said...

It is my dream to publish a book before I die. I love reading the stories behind books getting published! It seems that every author has a story of sorrow and woe before they have a victory.

Aldona Ɓukaszewicz said...

Oh, how sad.Americans only. Well, good luck people.

Priscilla said...

Agatha Christie is my favorite author...love all of her books!

WMM said...

Hi Jennifer, I am in Canada so can't register, but am going to order the book ASAP! I am currently in the process of shopping my first middle grade novel and writing a YA novel. It is a humbling experience for sure and this will no doubt cheer me up - it is always nice to know you are not alone in rejection!

Love your blog and your wonderful book - so much inspiration!

Leslie Richman said...

I am not sure about narrowing it down to *one* favorite,but I do love Sarah Waters' books. I also love classics. Reading Jane Eyre again at the moment- it's definitely a special one!

CashmereLibrarian said...

I'm boring. My favorite fiction writer is Ernest Hemingway, and my favorite book is The Sun Also Rises.

I really need this book. I quit my job four months ago to write, and, well...

Bekah said...

Wow, this looks like a fabulous read, Jennifer! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! :)

Danae said...

It's difficult to narrow down my favorite author as I'm a voracious reader, so I'll have to go with a classic - Jane Austen!

Hannah Ruth said...

This sounds like such a good read - must see if I can get hold of it! :)

Angela said...

I'm engrossed with Jo Nesbo at the moment. My fav book is "Secret History" by Donna Tartt

Porcelain Lotus said...

This would be so great! I'm so curious about the publishing process and would love to hear or read stories about it.

Martine Holston said...

Barbara Kingsolver is definitely a favorite writer. Can't pick a favorite book, there are so many!

Krysten said...

I would love to read this book! My favorite writer is F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Aubrey @ The Daily Simple said...

How have I not read this book? Oh would I love to give it a read! I'm working on my first manuscript and love reading of the stories of others doing the same, especially those who already 'made it.'

Aubrey @ The Daily Simple said...

And to answer the question. Well, that's tough. At this current time my favorite author is Patrick Rothfuss and my favorite book is The Name of the Wind. :)

J. Elliott said...

My favorite author is Charles Dickens, and my favorite novel is "A Tale of Two Cities." France has fascinated me since childhood!

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RizHearts said...

Agatha Christie and my favorite book is Then There Were None.

 
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