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250 Things You Should Know About Writing by Chuck Wendig
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Jan 18, 12

bookshelves: keeper, writing
Read in January, 2012

This book is a keeper even though there's nothing in it that's new for me. But I didn't expect there to be, nor did he, I think. However, what he says - new or not - bears repeating and being heard again and again.

The fact that he's so irreverently, hysterically funny is just the icing on the cake. His humor fits perfectly with what I like to hear many times. It's not a one-size-fits-all kind of humor though. Check out his website, for sure.

I will continue to throw money at this man and buy as many of his books as I can even though they may not be in a genre I read. He deserves to be supported and I'll do my part to make sure he stays in cheerios!
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Sara I'm finding the value in the fact that the information is all gathered in these very manageable lists and is compressed nicely. Most of it's not new (though even a third of the way through so far, I have found a few nuggets of gold), but it's nice to have a great deal of it expressed in one place. And I agree totally with the value of the humor. It just adds a layer of "ohmygosh, must keep reading!"


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