Set the Page on Fire: Secrets of Successful Writers (New World Library, ISBN 978-160868-611-7, paperback, $15.95) will show you how to be a far more productive writer. When you Set the Page on Fire, your output for the time spent writing takes off. Your readers catch fire, too, and keep reading as long as you burn.
Set the Page on Fire will show you how to ignite a bonfire of writing and keep feeding it. You’ll understand the Writer’s Warm-Up — the shift from verbal brain to writing brain — and learn tricks for getting hot, fast, like puffensprocken: creating a new word at the start of a writing session to engage your massive written vocabulary.
Once you Set the Page on Fire, the right words erupt effortlessly, like fireworks. You struggle to keep up with your thoughts instead of struggling to get started. You find yourself writing tweets, articles, email, short stories, poems, screen plays, letters and books! Your writing at work gets sharp and even grocery lists start showing literary merit.
You’re going to want to find outlets for all this material and Set the Page on Fire will help you do that, too. You’ll learn about a Four Part Pitch you can use to shop your writing to websites, newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters and other periodicals. The same pitch will put your work in front of top literary agents and book editors.
Set the Page on Fire and you will no longer dread writing assignments — you’ll look forward to them! You will no longer have trouble coming up with written material on even a very tight schedule. You’ll love the way you write and you’ll want to write more. You’ll even look forward to the toughest writing assignment of all: pitching editors and agents.
Set the Page on Fire: Secrets of Successful Writers is based on interviews with 250 successful authors and publishing professionals, plus 25 years in the classroom teaching writing and publishing. The author is longtime book editor and publicist, Steve O’Keefe, freelance writer, author of several textbooks, editor of half a dozen newsletters, employer of dozens of successful writers.
Set the Page on Fire and see how fast you love what you write!