';The most important thing to realize is that everyone is capable of telling a story.' Maeve BinchyIf you scribble story ideas on the backs of receiptsIf you file away bits of overheard conversation from the coffee shop... If you've already chosen the perfect pen name... Well, then the journey has begun! In this warm and inspiring guide, beloved author Maeve Binchy shares her unique insight to how a best selling author writes: from finding a subject and creating good writing habits to sustaining progress and seeking a publisher. Whether you want to write stories or plays, humor or mysteries, Binchy prescribes advice for every step with her signature humor and generous spirit. She has called upon other writers, editors, and publishers to add their voices to this treasury of assistance for budding writers and a refreshing dose of encouragement for longtime scribes. And once you are ready, an appendix offers of writing awards and competitions and a selection of websites and literary journals.From the Trade Paperback edition.