The 11 Secrets to Getting Published {Book Review}

The 11 Secrets of Getting Published

by Mary E. DeMuth


See how easily you can learn the secrets of getting published!

Frustrated by how much there is to learn to finally see your name in print by a big publisher? Mired in confusion about your next steps? An accomplished nonfiction freelancer and novelist, Mary DeMuth understands the twists and turns of the publishing industry. She answers the question, “How can I be published?” by pulling 11 Secrets from her popular blog, Wannabepublished.

In this book, I teach you how to:

• Craft the kind of query letter that gets you noticed by industry professionals.
• Write stronger, powerful prose.
• Create effective writing routines to meet your daily and weekly goals.
• Navigate a writing conference with confidence.
• Find and woo an agent.

{Taken from author, Mary DeMuth’s web site.}

My Thoughts:

The title, The 11 Secrets of Getting Published, is a little misleading. It suggests that you will learn just over one dozen ideas to help you as a writer when, in reality, there are loads of other ideas, suggestions, and resources within the 11 main points. This is actually a handbook to inspire writers in practical ways towards getting published. 

Mary E. DeMuth has managed a nuts and bolts writing workshop in her book. The beginning writer will benefit from the straight forward approach to things like learning about the industry, writing query letters, writer’s conferences, and answering your inner critic. DeMuth has shared an insiders view of what to do and when. All of this practical advise is clearly presented in a easy-to-read manual that contains many bullet points and lists. It will quickly become a the place writers will look first when wondering how to move forward with their writing. I’m glad to have a copy on my virtual shelf although now you can also purchase a physical copy if you prefer!

I was given a copy of The 11 Secrets of Getting Published in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.