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Writers' Tricks of the Trade: 39 Things You Need to Know About the ABCs of Writing Fiction

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Writers' Tricks of the Trade is like the appetizer table at a writers' banquet table. The 39 chapters are written in lively prose spiced with tips, techniques and tricks presented in alphabetical order for easy reference. Real world information that every fiction writer needs to know presented in an easy-to-read style.

People in the industry praise it as a valuable guide.
Nook, 234 pages
Published August 21st 2011 by Marina Publishing Group (first published August 1st 2011)
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Tracey
Feb 23, 2015 Tracey rated it did not like it
Wow. This is a LibraryThing Early Reviewer book, and I'm really reconsidering whether I'll finish this or not. The rating this wears right now is provisional; I honestly don't know if I'll go open it up again. I hate the format, bouncing from Distribution of the published book backward in the process to Editing, just because of the alphabetical order of the words. I'm (ironically) not happy with the writing or the editing - I started taking screencaps of the grammatical and punctuation errors an ...more
Morgan St.
Feb 12, 2012 Morgan St. rated it it was amazing
This is a book I read, but I refer to it frequently for reference and when preparing talks. Here is what some people in the industry said:
"Keep it handy whenever you are blocked. A great book."
~John Brantingham, Professor of English

"You'll want to explore every page."
~Maralys Wills, author Damn the Rejections--Full Steam Ahead

"Get smart. Get inspired. Get this book."
~Tony N. Todaro, Author, President Greater Los Angeles Writers Society.

We all need a few tricks up our sleeves and St. James is
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