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500 More Ways To Be A Better Writer

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“If it weren't for Chuck Wendig's advice, I'd have fallen off the writing map long ago.” -- Karina Cooper, Author of Blood of the Wicked??“In terms of style, Wendig reminds me most of Stephen King. There's a way of using somewhat fevered, rugose prose to describe both the beauty and horror of the mundane, then switching to a plainer mode when describing the outer limits stuff, that brings to mind King's 80s and 90s work." –

“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 AMORTALS and VEGAS KNIGHTS (Angry Robot).

“You walk into this book a quivering neophyte crusted with writer fantasies and walk away a seasoned word warrior ready to do battle in the arena we call publishing.” – Kristen Lamb, author of ARE YOU THERE BLOG? IT’S ME, WRITER


Nab this book and you’ll find within a series of lists geared toward enlightening you with the short sharp satori smack of dubious writing wisdom. The book contains a veritable avalanche of writing advice meant to help novelists, screenwriters and other storytellers better understand topics near and dear to the penmonkey existence. The book answers questions such as, “How do I find my voice? What should I know about procuring an agent? How do I find the proper story structure for my story? Where are my pants?” 

500 MORE WAYS contains the following:

25 Financial F**k-Ups Writers Make
25 Mistakes To Look For In Your Writing
25 Reasons Readers Will Keep Reading Your Story
25 Reasons Readers Will Quit Reading Your Story
25 Reasons Writers Are Bug-F**k Nuts
25 Things I Want To Say To So-Called “Aspiring” Writers
25 Things Writers Should Know About Blogging
25 Things Writers Should Know About Agents
25 Things Writers Should Start Doing (As Soon As Possible)
25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing (Starting Right Now)
25 Things You Should Know About Narrative Structure
25 Things You Should Know About Protagonists
25 Things You Should Know About Rejection 
25 Things You Should Know About Setting
25 Things You Should Know About Suspense And Tension In Storytelling 
25 Things You Should Know About Your Authorial Voice
25 Things You Should Know About Your “Finished” Novel
25 Ways For Writers To Help Other Writers
Appendix I: 25 More Writing Challenges
Appendix II: 25 Things You Should Know About Me


Chuck Wendig is the author of Blackbirds, Mockingbird, The Cormorant, The Blue Blazes, Under the Empyrean Sky, Bait Dog, Double Dead, Unclean Spirits, and the Dinocalypse books. He has written over two million words for the game industry and was developer overseeing the Hunter: The Vigil game line for White Wolf Game Studios. He served as co-writer on Collapsus, a digital media narrative that was nominated for an international digital Emmy and a Games For Change award. He co-wrote the short film Pandemic, which showed at Sundance 2011 alongside a six-day transmedia experience based on the story. You can find him blogging at, or on Twitter (@ChuckWendig), or wandering the wilds of Pennsyltucky with a bloody deer antler in his teeth and a loincloth made from the flesh of his critics.

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