REVIEW: Write Good or Die by Scott Nicholson

Originally published 2016-09-14: Write Good or Die: Gun-to-the-head writing advice in Write Good or Die by Scott Nicholson


cover of nonfiction writing book Write Good or Die by Scott Nicholson

Can you say anything bad about this title?

It’s funny, it’s provocative, and it’s grammatically incorrect on purpose. That’s a lot to fit into four little words. Needless to say, when I saw this, I knew I had to pick it up.

Book Description

Survival tips for 21st century writers, from best-selling authors Kevin J. Anderson, M.J. Rose, Heather Graham, J.A. Konrath, Gayle Lynds, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jonathan Maberry, and more. How to develop your craft, improve your writing, get an agent, promote your work, embrace the digital age, and prepare yourself for the coming changes in the publishing industry. Edited by Scott Nicholson.

My Rating

To be honest, I thought there would be more to this book. The advice within is solid, sometimes touching, and sometimes funny. It’s all great, need-to-know information. I guess I was just hoping for something with a little more… bite. Maybe something closer to what Chuck Wendig writes. Which, to be fair to the editor, Scott Nicholson, is a pretty hard mark to hit.

Write Good or Die by Scott Nicholson gets three of five stars for being easy to read, short, and having some meaningful tidbits inside.


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