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The Writer's Digest Writing Clinic: Expert Help for Improving Your Work

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This title shows readers how to take the lessons learned from the provided examples and apply them to their own work. There are also real-life query letters, novel synopses and non-fiction marketing analyses, with common problems and solutions offered by experts.
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published April 20th 2003 by Writer's Digest Books (first published April 2003)
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Deborah
Feb 11, 2009 Deborah rated it it was amazing
This book gives examples of various people's writing and how it could be improved to add more tension, have a better end or climax, how to maintain your POV, and so on. It covers fiction and non-fiction writing as well as how to write queries, synopses, and non-fiction proposals.

Again, most of this information wasn't new and I didn't read the non-fiction parts, but I still did learn some important things. You see, I've been reading books on how to write better because I've been trying to find th
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Ally G
Jan 06, 2009 Ally G marked it as to-read
I decided to shelve this book for the time being. It is geared toward revision and critiquing your work, and I'm still in the writing phase. I will check it out again when I have more solid work completed.
Josh Hutton
Aug 01, 2013 Josh Hutton rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2013
While this book covers everything from your opening hook to polishing up query letters, the coverage is shallow. I'd suggest this book as reference material to beginning writers, but it's not a fluid read.
Anne Marshall
Aug 31, 2012 Anne Marshall rated it did not like it
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I expected more from this book. Didn’t finish it.
Heidi
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Very helpful.
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