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How to Write Your First Novel by Sophie King
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Apr 18, 10

bookshelves: 2010, non-fiction, paperback, library-book
Read from April 17 to 19, 2010

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message 1: by underhandycat (new)

underhandycat ARE YOU GOING TO WRITE YOUR FIRST NOVEL NOW?


Melissa NO LOL THIS BOOK WAS AWFUL. I feel like if I followed *any* of the advice, I would be a worse writer than when I started.


message 3: by underhandycat (new)

underhandycat oh was it one of those awful ones where it's like "end every chapter on a cliffhanger so the reader will keep going!" ?


Melissa Haha, pretty much. The whole thing was clearly aimed at the chick lit crowd, and it was constantly suggesting just inventing more and more new problems to keep the plot going. Rather than, you know 'If your plot has come to a stand-still, you might want to examine why that is to help you get back on track', this woman was like 'Just have your heroine drop her keys down a drain, see what happens to the plot THEN!' Hum. Two stars was probably a generous rating, come to think of it.


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