The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing: Everything You Need To Know About Creating & Selling Your Work by Writer's Digest Books
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF NOVEL WRITING - This book does achieve a lot--in terms of providing advice from established authors--but any aspect that rises to the level ‘complete’ stops there. In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing from Writer’s Digest, the topics covered pertain to the craft and business of writing, followed up by select interviews. While there is valuable information contained therein, the overall effect is a bit of a hodgepodge, because it’s not really a how-to book, as the title would have you believe. Think of it in terms of an anthology of author viewpoints, given many points of view, each one being vastly different. I don’t really find any of it systematic or method based. There are certainly gems here however, the title is misleading, the scope is overly ambitious.
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