Paulette Perhach - Welcome to the Writer's Life

Always wanted to be a writer? Stop wasting time and start your writing life today!

In conversation with Jennie Shortridge (Love, Water, Memory)

With warmth and humor, the author welcomes you into the writer’s life as someone who has been there on the other side looking in.

Like a freshman orientation for writers, this book includes an in-depth exploration of all the elements of a writer's life, from your writing practice to your reading practice, to your writing craft and the all-important and often-overlooked business of writing. Harness the powers of crowdsourcing and social media to grow your writing career, and use the most current research on success, gamification, and lifestyle design to take your writing life to the next level.

Complete with writing exercises, tools, checklists, infographics, and behind-the-scenes tips from working writers of all types, this book offers everything you need to jump-start a successful writing life. 

"Paulette Perhach is a teacher you can trust. She knows the creative writing process from hard work and constant practice, and everything she says about it rings true. Funny and wise, filled with examples of the joys and sweet agonies of the creative process, Welcome to the Writer's Life is a book both veterans and beginners will enjoy." —Charles Johnson, author of The Way of the Writer and Middle Passage

"Welcome to the Writer's Life is an indispensable guide to the literary life. Paulette Perhach offers a wealth of ideas and resources here in a warm and welcoming voice. It's like your best friend is a writer and she's giving you all the inside scoop." —Theo Pauline Nestor, author of Writing Is My Drink

Paulette Perhach's writing has been published in the New York Times, Elle, Slate, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire. She's worked for Health and Coastal Living magazines, as well as various newspapers. Hugo House awarded her the Made at Hugo House fellowship in 2013. She was nominated for the 2016 BlogHer Voices of the Year award for her essay "A Story of a Fuck Off Fund," which was included in the anthology Freshman Year of Life from Flatiron Books.