Many Genres One Craft: Finalist for USA Best Books 2011 Awards

I am very happy to announce that the writing guide I co-edited with Michael A. Arnzen, Many Genres, One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction, was an Award-Winning Finalist in the Business: Writing and Publishing category of The USA Best Books 2011 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.

Many Genres, One Craft (Headline Books, Inc.) gathers the voices of today's top genre writers and writing instructors affiliated with Seton Hill University's acclaimed MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction.


"Speaking from experience, I can tell you there isn't a muse and if there is, she's already dating someone else." If there isn't a muse, as you'll read in this invaluable book for writers, MANY GENRES ONE CRAFT is surely the next best thing. No matter what you want to learn--from choosing the point of view for a scene, from getting the most out of a critique group to fine-tuning your final draft, from approaching a literary agent to promoting your published book in print or electronically or both--it's all there. The contributors know their stuff, and what they're teaching applies to writing at any age. MANY GENRES ONE CRAFT covers all the bases superbly, including issues I haven't seen addressed anywhere else in today's rapidly shifting publishing landscape. --Renni Browne, co-author of SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS


  1. Thank you to all the wonderful contributors who made this book so exceptional!


  2. This book looks really helpful, especially to new authors. Don't forget to tell your readers that if they can't afford to buy it, they should request it at their local libraries.

  3. Amy, what a great idea!

    I will do just that, especially since it's a hard cover reference book and libraries tend to like those.

    Thanks for sharing,


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