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This book is a solid introduction to fiction writing. I listen to as many as 5-7 fiction novels a month and so I like to read about the mechanics of fiction; how they are assembled; what makes them work; what keeps a reader interested. There are definitely commonality in theory across genres. Overall, this novel does do a fair job at providing that overview. However, I think a much better, more detailed and exceptional book is "The Hero's Journey" written by the late Joseph Campbell and popularized recently by Christopher Vogler in the "Hero's Journey." I highly recommend these two works as they are an excellent complement to this work but provide a clear framework.
This is a short listen and for that I recommend it, especially because Lorelei Kind narrates. She is one of my most favorite readers. I would have graded to book lower hadn't it been for her familiar voice. So read this if you want a taste for theory this book, Vogler if you want clear formula and Campbell if you want mega knowledge.
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To the author: THANK YOU! (Sorry for the exclamation that you warned against) lol. This is EXACTLY what I needed. I had all of these creative parts of my book floating around with no idea how to pull it all together. This did that to a tee. The book has saved me and is a must-read. I truly believe that now my book will come to fruition thanks to you.