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The Nasty Little Writing Book: Longtime New York Publishing Insider Reveals Secrets Only Best-Selling Authors Know

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BOOK BY PUBLISHING INSIDER TOPPLES PUBLISHING FROM PEDESTAL A new satire of how-to-write-books by NY publishing insider Madelyne Simone Rovenhauer has the market all to itself. In a genre rife with deadly serious texts purporting to teach the beginner to write bestselling novels, there is now a deadly satire. Anything but the usual publishing cheerleader, Rovenhauer bites ...more
Hardcover, 132 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Poison Vine Books (first published 2000)
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Agustín Fest
Aug 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: gente que no tenga otra cosa que leer, que lea bestsellers y le guste la sátira
Este libro tiene un problema:

Que leí una muy buena sátira justo antes de leerlo.

Cuando lo leí, se me hizo simplón y con sus momentos entretenidos, pero no me arrancó carcajadas... sonrisitas nomás.

El libro seguramente mejora si vives en Nueva York, si eres un lector regular de Best-Sellers, si estás informado de la elite y de la vida de los autores que aparecen en las listas de los mejor vendidos del NYT y si estás desesperado por encontrar la solución que tanto esperabas para escribir esa no
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Angelina
The snark got to be too much. If she shortened the horrible writing samples then it would've been more tolerable. The formatting was poor so it made it harder to read.
Sarah Williams
Oct 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This satire is a must for anyone who has ever wanted to be published. It demolishes the popular myths of publishing in a way that made me laugh. It must have been a riot to write.
Jonathan
Sep 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: writing
Great concept rendered as a tedious exercise in smugness. Attempts at humor fall flat, and I gave up on it early.
Lira
Sep 02, 2010 rated it it was ok
its okay. I eventually got tired of deciphering the jokes from the actual advice. I rarely give up on a book, but I let this one go by the wayside.
jenn
Jul 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
This was a lot of fun to read. Being satire, it hit the same note over and over quite a few times, but it was still quick and enjoyable.
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