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Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1933)
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William King
I have to agree with the reviewer below who said this is the best book about how to write fiction ever written and I speak from experience. Before I read this book I had never completed a novel. I have since sold 24 of them and mostly by following Woodford's advice.

Woodford was a working writer in the era of the pulps and astoundingly most of his advice has not dated one little bit. This is a dark, cynical and very funny book by a man who knew how to write and how to sell. The chapters on how t
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Avery
While a fascinating look into the world of writing almost solely for sale, trying to make a living by snottily adhering to strictly what will sell in the first place...
I'm glad I bought it, even for the price, because Mr. Woodford is absolutely fascinating, as is this... This book that I honestly don't know what I am supposed to do with.
I suppose if you're doing it for the money, then go right ahead. Much of this advice is invaluable once you take out all of the biases. Even if you honestly love
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Bhakta Jim
Jack Woodford was never a great fiction writer, but he excelled in teaching others how to create plots and write fiction. If you ever wanted to write fiction but couldn't figure out how to begin, this is the book that will show you. I wish this book was taught in high school English classes. It is that good.

This book will not make you a great fiction writer, but it will make you a fiction writer. Getting to be a good one will be your own problem.
Xenophon Hendrix
This is the best book about how to write fiction that I've read. Most such books leave me feeling more helpless upon finishing them than I did before starting them. This one doesn't. It is also very funny. It will be entertaining to someone who has no intention of ever trying to write fiction.
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