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Is Easily One Of easily one of best I have read on the subject in a long time A compilation his blog posts available at Terrible Minds the book covers manyfacet of writing from getting started to writing uery letters and ven the pros and cons of why you want to be a writerThe book is written in an informal style in a completely NSFW way This isn t a book you want to read out loud in the office but you will be laughing out loud several times Chuck presents all this valuable information with tons of profanity madcap observations and a strange penchant for telling us he s not wearing pants I m also a little concerned about his masturbatory habits and his apparent drinking problem Seriously Chuck lay off the booze soaked wanking marathons and you ll get a lot Let me start this by issuing a warning if you are of the faint of heart with regards to profanity and crudeness then this might not be the book for youLet me also say that as a general rule I actively avoid Foraging for Survival excessive amounts of profanity and crudeness I have little use for them don t use it myself and in general would prefer not to carry on a conversation with someone who does But ButBut the advice and information presented in this book totally trumped all of that Wendig s voice and advice is so very honest and clear that this is probably the singlexception I have Fragments ever made with regard to the use of profanitycrudity Okay sure I still winced at some of hisrrrr saltier phrases but in generalI was too impressed with the honest and useful advice for the aspiring writer offeredAlso the man is damned hilarious For reasons I can t pinpoint the foul language actually works for this guy I ve always held the theory that profanity is best used in writing when it makes a point 99% of the time in my Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries experience this is not the case It s justboring unattractive window dressing But Wendig is a good writer with a wicked sense of humor and I admit it most of his profanity laced metaphors had me gigglingand also getting the point he was trying to make I read writing ad. Ulations of the penmonkey’s moonbatxistence offering advice very #Step Of The WayFeatures Popular #of the wayFeatures popular ssays “Beware of Writer”“Drop That Pen Grab A Hammer Building The Writer’s Platform””Exposing Yourself Do You Write For Free”“No Seriously I’m Not Fking Around You Really Don’t Want To Be A Writer”“The Penmonkey’s Paean” “Why Your Novel Won’t Get Published”“Why You Won’t Finish That Novel”And TERRIBLEMINDS has been named one of the top 101 websites for writers by WRITER’S DIGEST magazineWhat others have saidChuck Wendig has done what so many authors desperately need and will never admit offered a phenomenal book about the real world of writing and made it reachable and readable by anyone An absolute must read for anyone ven thinking of dabbling with words for a living” Karina Cooper Author of Blood of the WickedChuck Wendig's Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey is full of the kind of writing advice I wish I'd gotten in school Practical brutally honest and done with the kind of humor that will make it stick in your brain Whether you're a veteran writer or new to the craft you'll find something useful in here Plus he says ‘fk’ a lot so yo.
review Confessions of a Freelance PenmonkeyI have a confession of my own to make I love Chuck Wendig s terribleminds blog Yes I m a respectable 40 something mom but I find Wendig s writing hilarious Sometimes I ll be reading a blog post and laughing out loud and my 17 y o daughter will ask what I m laughing at and I have to just say oh nothing because well it s not a link I ll be sending her anytime soon Wendig admits to an obsession with creative profanity and it s something he does xtremely well and which I generally find funny I don t just read the blog for fun though because he writes creatively practically and ntertainingly
On A Wide Variety Of Topics Thea wide variety of topics The bits are kind of like candy sprinkles on a moist and tasty cupcake But I don t recommend a visit if you re asily offendedConfessions of a Freelance Penmonkey brings together a lot of Wendig s blog posts on the topic of writing and there s some great advice here His ruminations on all aspects of the writing life from the technical to the thematic to the actual life bits are both One Ticket To Texas entertaining and useful dished out in his signature no holds barred style Great reading for writers aspiring writers andven folks just wondering what the life of a freelancer might be likeThe only reason I m giving this book four stars instead of five is a very subjective one I found after the first few chapters that I had to read this book in small chunks Because the very thing that makes me like the blog the aforementioned bizarro sprinkles of profanity I found too overpowering to take in large doses A blog post a day is great A chapter a day is great But three or four at a sitting got to be too much of a good thingMaybe that s not a fair reason to dock a star but it does speak to my Helpmate enjoyment of the book as a whole At any rate I d recommend this book to any writer but I d suggest you pop over to terribleminds and read a few blog posts first to see if this author s style is your cup of tea If you can take the heat then definitely drop the cash and download your very own penmonkey treat The cupcakes are worth it Just finished reading Confessions of A Freelance Penmonk. “No seriously he’s not fking around you really don’t want to be a writer But if you’re madnough to decide that you do Wendig will be your gonzo Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy esue guide from the technical advice about structure uery letters and submissions to dealing with agents andditors and how to make your characters do as they’re damn well told he’s full of good advice Like a cursing booze soaked Virgil to your Dante let him show you aroundBuy this book your ditor will thank you” Jenni Hill Editor Solaris BooksWant to become a novelist A screenwriter An all around freelance penmonkey Don’t #know the difference between beats scenes seuences and acts Not sure where to #the difference between beats scenes seuences and acts Not sure where to your dit or how to uery an agent or what liuor goes best with the madness of being a writer Then CONFESSIONS OF A FREELANCE PENMONKEY is all yoursCONFESSIONS is a collection of 50 ssays on the subject of writing and the writing life It covers a wide array of subjects from technical advice to discussions of publishing versus self publishing to what to do if you wake up pantsless and ink stained in the basement of a Tijuana bookstore Eual parts hilarious insane profane and profound CONFESSIONS will take you through the many trials and trib. Vice stuff all the time I m trying to move past being a hobbyist writer into becoming an actual y know gets paid for it writer and so I snaffle up writing advice stuff whenever I see it for a decent price I ncountered one of Wendig s blog posts while looking at stuff that would build up my courage to
"Do NaNoWriMo Not Because I "NaNoWriMo not because I it will produce a finished novel but beca I ll admit it I m a writing craft book junkie If it can help me become a better writer I m going to snag it and devour itThis book doesn t disappoint made up of blog Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead entries and than a little profanity it lays it out as it is for the budding writer and for the old fogies as well Writing tips psychology and a bit of humor to keep you going for the gold ring makes this book a must have for the writer From what I understand much of the material in Chuck Wendig s writing books is pulled from his blog terriblemindscom organized and revised andor commented on at thend of Bryozoan Evolution each section So yeah you can probably get most of the information for free by reading his blog But his Penmonkey books are cheap and fun and good foulmouthed kick in the pants for writers So I can t really take issue with the recycled material If you want a taste of his style however his website is a good place to start It s not forveryone Mostly it s not for aspiring or professional writers who like to wave their hands and sigh about their muuuuuse and how she s so fickle and the characters in the story just aren t cooperating today blahdeblah Just no What his stuff is good for is in having an outside voice tell you to uit whining and write and to write well and importantly to revise and Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) edit well and that yes all the uncertainty and madness you arexperiencing is in fact normal but suck it up anyway camper because that s what being a writer is And it s all wrapped up in a crazed package of creative profanity and funky metaphors That s funky as in the terrifying grime that cakes around the bolts under the toilet seat not funky as in George Clinton Although the two can overlap Anyway five stars Looking forward to of Wendig s writing. U #KNOW THERE'S THAT STEPHEN BLACKMOORE AUTHOR #there's that Stephen Blackmoore author City of the LostIn Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey Chuck Wendig hammers out writing and career advice that's always brave profane creative clever and honest And don't forget hilarious You'll never laugh so hard learning so much Matt Forbeck game designer and author of Vegas Knights“When a writer hits cynical drunken mother hugging rock bottom that's when they need Chuck Wendig's raw no holds barred advice This is not for the faint of heart But then again neither is writing” Mur Lafferty host of ISBW I Should Be Writing podcast Silvers Edge editor of Escape Pod author of Playing For KeepsDespite being irreverent vulgar and funny Chuck Wendig is also surprisingly profound From one wordslinger about another Chuck is the real deal andvery prospective or working writer should read Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey Hell the ‘Writer's Prayer’ alone is worth the price of admission Jennifer Brozek Author of The Little Finance Book That Could “If you want to be a better writer or just want to be inspired by one of the best takes on writing I’ve ver read do yourself a favor and buy Confessions” Daniel Ames author of Feasting at the Table of the Damned. ,