The Writer's Journey

bookThe Writer's Journey: From Inspiration to Publication by Julia McCutchen

Price: £14.99 ($24 or EUR 17*) + p&p

Format: printed book, 192 pages, 21 line illustrations

ISBN:  978-0-9548848-0-2

Recommended Reading on the Creative Writing Course, University of Arts, London.

Presenting the inside information on what publishers and agents are looking for, this practical book demystifies the world of publishing and outlines the steps you need to take to make sure your book stands out for all the right reasons including how to:

  • get started, build up your writing practice and develop the qualities required to become a successful published author
  • increase your market awareness, identify your target reader and be creative with your ideas for sales, marketing and publicity
  • gain a sense of what agents and key members of the publishing team do and be aware of how final decisions are made
  • write a first-class publishing proposal and learn how best to approach people
  • understand the essential components of the contract, the process to publication … and beyond ...

The Writer’s Journey: From Inspiration to Publication is the essential guide for non-fiction writers seeking publication. After all, as Louis Pasteur once said, ‘Fortune smiles on the man who is prepared'.

Julia McCutchen is the founder & creative director of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW). A former managing director & publisher, Julia is an intuitive writer's coach, mentor and professional publishing consultant. She has over 20 years' experience of publishing and a track record that includes UK no 1 and international bestsellers.


  • "Essential reading ... Julia is not only a brilliant publisher and coach, but also truly inspired and inspiring - follow her guidance!" Michael Mann, publisher of Watkins Publishing
  • "Brilliantly clear, concise and well-informed."  Lesley Garner, journalist & bestselling author
  •  "I want to tell you how extremely useful your book was in helping me to find a publisher for my book. It was a bit like having a knowledgeable friend on my bookshelf. Each time I had a question, I found an answer in your book. I still refer to it on a regular basis – thank you so much!" Hilary Carter, author of The 11:11 Code
  • "Compulsive reading!  Your encouraging words countered the old feelings of resistance and you put into words what a lot of us dare not think about but nonetheless need to know." Lynn Rich, aspiring author


How to Get the Most Out of this Book

PART ONE From Inspiration ...
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 Defining the Essence of Your Message
Chapter 3 Market Awareness

PART TWO … to Publication
Chapter 4 Introducing the World of Publishing
Chapter 5 Do You Need a Literary Agent?
Chapter 6 How to Write a Good Proposal
Chapter 7 The All-Important Approach
Chapter 8 From Contract to Bound Copies … And Beyond
Closing Comments

Writing a Book Proposal – Guidelines for Authors

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