Thanks, Cec

His book shares lessons from a lifetime of writing.
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by Andy Scheer

In his long career, Cec Murphey has written or co-written more than 135 books, including breakout bestsellers Gifted Hands and 90 Minutes in Heaven. His books have sold in the millions.

For years he’s taught at writers conferences and instructed writers through his blog.

While he said at his recent Writer to Writer event that he’s winding down his in-person conference participation, Cec has made sure his teaching remains available.

I returned from Murfreesboro with a copy of Cec’s book Writer to Writer. As I scanned its pages, I realized this is one book I need to pore over.

“This isn’t a grammar book,” he says. “This isn’t a rulebook for writers. This is an attempt to share the lessons I’ve learned as a professional writer. Nothing else.”writer to writer cover

The eleven sections reflect the 400-page book’s practical value:

Beyond the Amateur Look
Start to Finish
Show Me, Show Me
Working with Verbs
Grammar Rules
Improve Your Fiction
Blocked Writers
Being Edited and Editing Groups
Those Awful Rejections
Literary Agents and Contracts
Making a Living as a Writer

Each entry spans no more than two pages. Almost the makings of a one-year writers devotional.

“I’m still learning,” Cec says. Thanks to this book, we can, too—from one of the best.

About Andy Scheer

With more than 30 years in publishing, Andy Scheer has provided freelance editorial services since 2010. He has edited fiction and nonfiction for publishers including Moody, WinePress, and BelieversPress, as well as for clients including Dirk Cussler, McNair Wilson, DiAnn Mills, Heather Day Gilbert, and Sammy Tippit.
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