Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living

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Simon & Schuster
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5.4 X 0.9 X 8.3 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author
Manjula Martin is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience in print and online publishing. She founded Scratch magazine (2013-2015), an online journal of interviews and information about writing and money, and created the blog Who Pays Writers? She is also the managing editor of Zoetrope: All-Story.
"In this well-organized, fascinating anthology, a host of fiction and nonfiction authors share practical tips and emotional intelligence. . . . Highly recommended for both experienced and aspiring authors and for avid readers who want to learn the back stories of the contributors." --Kirkus Reviews
"In her introduction, Martin suggests that writers are "yearning for any scrap of information about how their own profession functions economically." She's right. . . . These voices occasionally stand at a miked podium and tackle ideology and institutions but more often pull up a chair with a cup of coffee to talk brass tacks. Readers will greedily (pun intended) soak up such details." --Booklist (starred review)
"Illuminating...Includes hard truths and thoughtful meditations on class and capitalism while also functioning as a survival guide." --The Atlantic
"Excellent, honest looks at the economic realities of writing for a living." --GQ
"Scratch repeatedly demonstrates the nitty-gritty on this stuff...the relationship between work and money in writers' lives." --Slate
"Honest." --New York Times Book Review
"Solid counseling for aspirants on what it means to offer the labors of their heart for sale in the marketplace." --Publishers Weekly
"I loved this book...I read through it in one sitting." --Jaime Herndon, BookRiot
"A useful and inspiring read." --The Millions