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Trial and Error: A Key to the Secret of Writing and Selling

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Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1933)
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William King
Jul 18, 2011 William King rated it it was amazing
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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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Bhakta Jim
Mar 28, 2012 Bhakta Jim rated it it was amazing
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.
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Feb 12, 2009 Xenophon Hendrix rated it it was amazing
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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