Writing can seriously damage your health - not to mention your relationships, your bank account and your career prospects. Here is a book that tells writers how to survive and prosper while struggling to make sense of the mad worlds of publishing, theatre, television and film. The early chapters help you to clarify your ideas about what you hope to achieve as a writer - money, fame or literary reputation; they also provide a realistic assessment of your chances of achieving those aims.
Subsequent chapters provide a detailed explanation of how the modern publishing industry works, and explain the crucial role of emotion for writers of both fiction and drama. Later chapters offer practical advice on how to find the time and energy to pursue your writing career, and provide help on how to market your work in the digital age.