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A Writer's Journey:

What to Know Before, During, and After Writing a Book

Carren Strock

ISBN: 978-1-61720-068-7

200 pages, $14.99


Also available as an ebook, $7.99



When she was a college student, aspiring writer Carren Strock's English professor told her, "Some people are writers, and some people aren't. You are not a writer."

She didn't pick up a pen for another fifteen years… until Robert Redford came to town.

Appearing in Redford's movie led to writing for national magazines, and then to selling her nonfiction book at auction to a major New York publisher.

Now Carren Strock lays out her improbable journey from "not a writer" to professional writer. She shares what she's learned along the way, and tells you how you can do it, too.

And you don't even need your own movie star experience.…

Carren Strock is a New York-based author and lecturer. Her first book, Married Women Who Love Women, was a ground-breaking study of a previously unmentioned segment of society. When she isn't working on another book or article, she's taking photographs, painting, traveling, or spending time with her grandchildren.


"The chapters that deal with agents and marketing may prove particularly useful.… Strock's style is succinct, to-the-point and chatty, so it's a quick and easy read." —Melissa Gaskill, "What's In Store", in The ASJA Monthly, June 2011

"Of special note are the tips about the different types of publishers, how to make marketing a book an enjoyable experience, avoiding common mistakes, and the value of persistence! A Writer's Journey should be considered a 'must read' for anyone aspiring to become a published author or establish a professional career as a writer." —The Midwest Book Review, September 2012