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Write Great Fiction Series (Write Great Fiction #1-5)
You'll Love This Book Series If: You are an aspiring fiction author or novelist You need instruction on how to write a fiction book from beginning to end You've already started writing a piece of fiction but are having trouble with your characters, plot, structure, setting, revising or selfediting Do you want to write a fiction book ? Whether you are an experienced writer ...more
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Published November 28th 2008 by Writer's Digest Books
(first published May 2008)
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Just finished the last book of this series and can give a solid 4.5 stars for the series. Each book is written by a different author. I found the James Scott Bell ones were the most fun to get through. He seems to have a knack for writing instruction, as he puts my worries to rest, and offers advice to build confidence for new writers. They were a fast read and not boring at all. I recommend reading more than once to study all of the knowledge dripping from these books.
I'm a short story writer who wanted to write a novel. So I read Plot and Structure hoping to alleviate some of the fears I had. Am I patient enough to write a novel? Can't any novel be reduced to a great short story; why take 300 pages when 30 will do? Novel writers are people who can't write short stories? If I tried to write a novel, I would get bored, or bogged down, or disinterested. Who wants to spend a year or more of their life writing then find out whether your efforts are worth ...more
Jim is a former trial lawyer who now writes and speaks full time. He is the bestselling author of Try Dying, No Legal Grounds, Presumed Guilty, Glimpses of Paradise, Breach of Promise and several other thrillers. He is a winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Inspirational Fiction, and was a fiction columnist for Writers Digest magazine. He has written two books in the Writers' Digest ...moreMore about James Scott Bell...
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