That's a Good Question Author:Robert Fontaine This book is intended for anyone who is a writer, was a writer, wants to become a writer or is just plain curious about writers. I hope that includes everybody. I wouldn't want to hurt anybody's feelings. — During several decades as a writer in all possible media extant, I have been asked a good many questions. Some of them have been sensible, ma... more »ny of them have been foolish and a little sad. I have now thought it wise to put all these questions and my answers into a book so that, in the future, if anyone wants to ask me questions he can buy a copy of my book and we will all get along together much more pleasantly.
This book has been fun for me. I hope it will be fun for you. To me, it is as if we all sat around together talking and you all asked whatever questons popped into your minds, and I answered them, sometimes flippantly, when they were not very pertinent questions, and sometimes solemnly, when they seemed to me to be important.
I imagine that while I was enjoying myself I often casually offered some splendid and valuable advice. I sincerely hope you can find ti.
During much of the writing in this book I have been very practical: explaining how to fold and unfold manuscripts; instructing as to how to translate letters of rejection; giving my considered judgment on avoiding personal meetings with editors; and revealing some of the weird voodoo rites practiced by the medicine men in editorial chairs.
On the other hand there appear to be times when the heat and my wife got me down, and a few of my replies reveal a bitterness and vindictiveness quite unlike my normal, blue-eyed, tender and forgiving self.
But enough of me. Give me your hot little hand and together let us tread that primrose path which leads so wildly through the wide, wonderful world of writing. I feel certain we shall end up somewhere.--Robert Fontaine (book intro)
Excellent for age. No jacket. Not yellowing. Really nice.« less