My Writing Book!

(Basically freshman orientation for new writers.)

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Welcome to the Writer’s Life:

How to Design Your Writing Craft, Writing Business, Writing Practice, and Reading Practice

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Start good habits

You’ll learn how to make reading and writing a part of your daily life, so you can build a foundation for your own writing education day-by-day.

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Finish your projects

Push your ideas out of your mind and onto paper, through drafts and into the hands of other people, from a messy start to a finished product.

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Make a writer's life

Plan the career and lifestyle you want around your love of writing, with your writer’s hustle and your writing community. Create joy in the process.


“Paulette Perhach is a teacher you can trust. She knows the creative writing process from hard work and constant practice, and everything she says about it rings true. Funny and wise, filled with examples of the joys and sweet agonies of the creative process, Welcome to the Writer's Life is a book both veterans and beginners will enjoy.”

Charles Johnson, author of Middle Passage, winner of the National Book Award