How To Write A Blockbuster (Teach Yourself)
"Teach Yourself How to Write a Blockbuster" is unlike other writing guides in that it instructs you on how to write a plot-based, action-focused book specifically for the commercial market. In addition, it covers one of the most important aspects of publishing a novel: finding an agent. Covers various genres, including romance, thrillers, and mysteries Steers writers towar...more
This should interest those of you who are budding writers or wannabe’s. I read this book called ‘How to write a blockbuster’ about a year ago now, in part preparation for my task of writing a book. The book is from the ‘teach yourself range’ by Helen Corner & Lee Weatherly, and contains all the semantics of crafting a story plus all the ins and outs of getting published. In fact, I contacted one of the agents mentioned in the book. I ended up re-reading much of the book ...more
Years later, in the midst of writing a new novel that actually IS fiction, I have found this book to b ...more
If you’re hoping to write commercial fiction that is attractive to the trade and readers alike, and you need some help (and at the beginning who doesn’t?) a how-to guide written by the founder of one of the most well respected consultancies operating today – Cornerstones – is a good place to begin. This book won’t disappoint. Not merely good, it’s great.
Helen Corner and co-author Lee Weatherly take the novice writer through the various stages of the craft tha ...more
Write a Blockbuster and Get it Published is a book that gives you great advice about both the writing and publishing process.
Blockbuster shocked me in how easy it was to read. Usually books like this are full of jargon and it makes you nervous, but not this book. It was so easy to un ...more
It's been a book I've dipped into over the past couple of weeks and found it provided some interesting tips that I'll likely apply to my next NaNoWriMo project.
Lee Weatherley had certainly put these ideas on pacing, characterization and the like to good use in her own novels (Angel Trilogy). She wr ...more