Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Aspiring and working writers, and readers interested in the process of writing and how book publishing works.
Q: What is the book about?
A: The Dog is based on questions asked by writers about writing and publishing. It presents an uncluttered approach to writing for publication, explains how to stay healthy and sane while writing while writing, and provides a strong foundation for present and future work.
Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: Twenty years of experience in trade publishing as a managing editor and freelance editor. I’ve edited and otherwise produced over 300 books of fiction, humor, self-help, cookery, management, and social issues for publishers on both coasts.
Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: The Dog is a hybrid of commonplace book and book-midwife-in-a-box that invites the reader to take only what they need and leave the rest. The quotes, anecdotes, and advice inspire the writer to keep writing. The Dog covers more than the usual books on writing: how publishing operates as a business, contracts, rewrites and editors to galley proofs, and typography and book design.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: Opinionated, irreverent, and derived from years of hands-on experience, The Dog demystifies the problems faced by both first-time writers and experienced pros.