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How to Write a Damn Good Novel by James N. Frey
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message 1: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Wait, did you notice the author? Do you really want to read this? Although...it was fiction and a bestsetller, so maybe his advice is valid.


message 2: by Craig (new) - added it

Craig Hmm. I must be missing something. What's the story behind the author?


message 3: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Really? You don't remember a couple years ago there was a big uproar over James Frey's "memoir" called "A Million Tiny Pieces." I never read it, but it's apparently pretty harrowing, and it was a bestseller and an Oprah bookclub book, and then it came out that a lot of the events in his book didn't fit a true timeline of his life, and finally he admitted he'd fabricated parts of it. It created a huge discussion in the writing community about memoir, fiction vs. nonfiction, and creative license. Basically, he's considered a scumbag.


message 4: by Craig (new) - added it

Craig Oh yeah, that guy. I guess I didn't put two and two together. Well, that dulls my interest in reading it a bit.


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