The Truth about Writing
, a free ebook by Michael Allen covers many aspects of arts, media and entertainment - here's an excerpt: 'I really don’t recommend fame. And surely the beauty of writing is that you can be very successful, in the sense of making money or winning literary prizes, without the inconvenience of having your face recognised. You don’t even have to use your own name! In England, two of the most widely read women writers, known professionally as Jessica Stirling and Emma Blair, are actually men. If you really must be famous, you would be well advised to find some simpler and quicker route to the front pages of the newspapers than is available to those who write. Making your name through the hard slog of writing books and scripts is a very long way round the houses.'