Most books about writing encourage you to believe that success is easily achieved – all you have to do is just follow three simple rules. Or whatever. The truth is quite different. Writing a book or play is mighty difficult, and it can seriously damage your health – not to mention your relationships, your bank account, and your career prospects. But here at last is a book which tells writers how to survive and prosper while struggling to make sense of the mad worlds of publishing, theatre, television, and film.
"Michael Allen pulls no punches... He tells it like it is... You should buy this book!'
Michael Wilson in Link, the magazine for the National Association of Writers Groups (UK).