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'50 Mistakes of the Fledgling Fiction Writer' is a brief guide to the most common mistakes that the novice can make, or does not even consider when trying or thinking about writing their first novel. A lot of authors have gone to the effort of sharing their 'craft', but not many can think back to the very start of the writing journey. Ian M Pindar can, that is why he has ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published August 22nd 2014 by Createspace (first published August 20th 2014)
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Mark
May 15, 2015 Mark rated it liked it
Recommends it for: readers who want to be writers
Recommended to Mark by: giveaway Goodreads
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i received this book through Goodreads giveaways It was the first book I won and it did make me wonder if there is luck involved or some other mechanism.

This is a book, or rather a collection of blogs made into one book, which warns the potential writer of possible obstructions or difficulties.

Like a lot of avid readers I do have my secret stash of fan fiction, poetry and ideas worked out and not for a brilliant novel that would at least change my world.
I am from the world before internet and a
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Scott Haraburda
Oct 10, 2016 Scott Haraburda rated it liked it
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Goodreads First Reads Giveaway Book.

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50 Mistakes of the Fledgling Fiction Writer is described as a brief guide to the most common mistakes that the novice can make, which could be a useful guide for aspiring authors.

Many of the mistakes the author describes were obvious ones, such as relying too much upon the autocorrect feature of word processing and using the wrong tone and tenses. However, I plan to use some of his suggestions, such as reducing the amount of
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Sharlene
Sep 17, 2015 Sharlene rated it really liked it
This book was received as the result of a Firstreads giveaway.

This book took me a lot longer to read than I had hoped. Don't get me wrong, it is a quick read but life got in the way. My apologies to the author.

This book does contain some humour throughout, keeping it interesting. I was a bit pessimistic at first with the simplicity of his top 50 things to look for...Until I was asked to read a friends book. Details that should have been caught before print were glaring, for a reader like myself,
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