A tongue-in-cheek guide to the writing life, including how to bring up your book at parties, maths problems for writers, social media strategies to demonstrate that you are writing, the pros and cons of various writing tools, and the best places to avoid writing.
This parody self-help book for writers is filled with hilariously misguided tips, factual-looking charts and other advice that knowingly pokes fun at writerly foibles while still cheering would-be authors on. With this book, struggling writers can find suggestions for effective paragraph shapes, tips on where to find inspiration (in your reflection, in the shapes of gum stuck to the ground, in a consultation with your doctor), thoughtful poses for author photos, pull-out procrastination excuses and much more. How to Success! is filled with enough almost-helpful advice to keep aspiring writers amused, unblocked and on their way to literary fame.