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A Broom of One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life (P.S.)
A Broom of One's Own Words on Writing Housecleaning and Life - P.S. Author:Nancy Peacock For the twice-published novelist, reading an article about herself in the National Enquirer—under the headline "Here's One for the Books: Cleaning Lady Is an Acclaimed Author"—was more than a shock. It was an inspiration. In A Broom of One's Own, Nancy Peacock, whose first novel was selected by the New York Times<... more »/i> as a Notable Book of the Year, explores with warmth, wit, and candor what it means to be a writer. An encouragement to all hard-working artists, no matter how they make a living, Peacock's book provides valuable insights and advice on motivation, craft, and criticism while offering hilarious anecdotes about the houses she cleans.« less
Jann T. (missnana) reviewed A Broom of One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life (P.S.) on
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If you aspire to be the next James Patterson and find fame and fortune by publishing your first novel, this book is a spash of cold water to the face. The book describes the author's struggles and success in getting published. She had always thought that getting published would be a life changing experience, but even after a very successful first book she still had trouble paying the bills. As a writer I enjoy reading about how other writers do it. It's my way of finding an excuse not to write when I'm blocked! I was inspired by the author's passion to write. The ups and downs and challenges of life did not damper her passion to write. Writers will relate and understand her need to write.