If you want to be a writer this is the book for you! Following the success of “An Author’s Guide to Publishing”, Michael Legat has now produced a truly practical guide to the craft of writing. Brimming with useful advice and tips, it warns against common pitfalls and teaches you how to adopt a professional attitude towards your work. Chapters cover such aspects of writing as the novel, short stories, non-fiction, articles, poetry, plays, radio and television scripts – even children’s books. A detailed look at how to prepare a typescript, where and how to submit it and a discussion on the rewards of writing conclude this invaluable book. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced writer, you will enjoy Michael Legat’s lively anecdotes and down-to-earth approach. This is the most comprehensive and helpful guide to the business of writing that has yet been published.