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ANNOUNCING A WRITER UNBOXED BOOK: Author in Progress

photo by Double-M [1]
photo by Double-M

It’s my great pleasure to announce that our first Writer Unboxed book will be published this November by Writer’s Digest! Called Author in Progress, the book will guide writers through the process of creating a novel — covering pre-writing considerations, and working through each of the most critical stages before reaching the end (and even beyond the end).

In true WU fashion, this book focuses on what you can do and not what you can’t. It isn’t only for writers interested in either traditional publishing or self-publishing, either, but rather is for all writers interested in producing the best book possible while evolving their own work habits, craft, and goals for themselves. Meaning: It’s for all of you.

What does the book offer that you can’t find here on the blog? Easy answer: This is a cohesive start-to-finish guide, detailing the journey an author in progress takes with his/her work in progress, including the many ways the writer can improve the work and the many ways the work can improve the writer.

I just want to take a second to share something with you about the Writer Unboxed team. When I reached out to ask who might like to be involved in this project, not just a few team members stepped up with a raised hand. Every single member of the team said ‘sign me up.’ That means Author in Progress will feature all of us, and in ways that might surprise you. It also means I’m one of the most fortunate Editors in Chief ever. Don’t think I don’t know it.

In the coming months, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a few teaser essays–clips from the book that will give you a taste of what you’ll find in Author in Progress. But in case you don’t need those teasers to know you’ll want a copy of this book, you can reserve one now on Amazon [2] and add it to your want-to-read list on Goodreads [3].

We hope you’re as excited about this book as we are. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Write on!

About Therese Walsh [4]

Therese Walsh co-founded WU in 2006 and is the site's editorial director. She was the architect and 1st editor of WU's only book, Author in Progress [5], and orchestrates the WU UnConference. [6] Her second novel, The Moon Sisters [7], was named one of the best books of the year by Library Journal and Book Riot; and her debut, The Last Will of Moira Leahy [8] was a Target Breakout Book. Sign up for her newsletter [9] to be among the first to learn about her new projects (or follow her on BookBub [10]). Learn more on her website [11].

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