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This audio "manual" for all budding creative writers will teach you how to:
Structure a classic plotline to keep your readers gripped
Create believable characters with original voices
Use settings and themes to give your story depth
Understand your genre and integrate your research
Write like a professional and lose the amateurish gaffes
Edit and format your manuscript to attract agents and publishers
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By GH on 06-01-14
Good But -- There are better references
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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By H. Irvin on 03-10-18
Useful information for the forgetful friend
I enjoyed learning how to be a better friend without being nosy, as some may tend to use friendship as an excuse to be nosy. Concern and genuine interest are highlighted as the hallmarks to sincere friendship. Great gift for a good friend.