Her recipe for making a literary life includes two versions, the 18-Minute Chili and the 18-Hour Chili.
The 18-Minute Version:
1. A thousand words a day - or two hours of revision - five days a week for the rest of your life.
2. A "charming note" (that does not ask for a favor) to a writer, editor, or agent you admire - five days a week for the rest of your life (or flowers, lunch, drinks, a helium balloon, etc.).
The 18-Hour Version has eight more joyful and magical items.
(If you still need encouragement to buy the book, head over and read an excerpt.
About a fourth of our writing workshop focuses on literary life building. Artists from all walks of life, not just writers, consider this book a Bible. It's that good and it's that effective and in See's own words - "Remember, it's a game. The objects are love, fun and truth. If, on any given day, you've written your one thousand words and sent off your charming note, you've already succeeded."
*Note: I buy this book every chance I get and try to stockpile them for others to use. Wherever I hold workshops I tell the local libraries and bookstores what's on my reading list.
I love love talking about this book. Hope you can join me!