The other 26 chapters in the collection are filled with tips on how to write by successful authors from across a variety of genres and communities. Together, they provide a pretty realistic portrayal of the challenges / obstacles aspiring writers face. This collection is aimed at writers starting after retirement, but most of the advice would be applicable to everyone.
A Five Rivers’ title which might also be of interest to aspiring writers is Nate Hendley’s Motivate to Create: A Guide for Writers. Nate is a veteran freelance writer and explains how to start up or step-up your writing career. Straight-forward advice and commentary on the largely unexplored topic of motivation. Motivation is the mysterious life force that propels people to achieve and do things, be it write a book, run a marathon, or earn a million dollars in the oil patch. Motivation involves many elements, including inspiration (the sudden flood of ideas or images), goal setting and self-discipline.