Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different
In this spellbinding blend of memoir and insight, bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk shares stories and generous advice on what makes writing powerful and what ...more
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At only 20 pages in, I’m enjoying this book. Seems helpful in a practical not preachy way. One thing mentioned is not to let readers lose track of who is saying what. I would not have been able to articulate this as a reader, or not as well as he has, but I totally agree. I’ve read many books, including ones I really liked, where I couldn’t tell which characters in the novel ...more
First impressions: I love reading about writing, so I was excited to delve into this. I like the title, and the cover is clever.
Content: Palahniuk offers good advice, both his own and from other writers as well. He covers topics like tension, authority, plus much more. I expected the book to focus mainly on the writing process, but I loved the insights into things like doing book tours.
“What if world events are unfolding in perfect order ...more
Book lovers, discard generic Palahniuk reading fare,
you will be taken beyond fortune's reward,
the precious metals for readers who lay eyes on my words.
Joan of Arc didn't write books, she loped off heads in battle - that's badass. "Fight Club" is absent verity and replete with cartoon violence. It is a running joke in the book world. Suck better, bro.
Chris Roberts, God in Real Time
Note that Palahniuk references his own books and stories a lot (including spoilers for Fight Club), so if someone's looking for a pure writing guide it helps to be acquainted with his work.
This small personal anecdotes don't give as much insight into Palahniuk's life as I hoped — but they do delve ...more
In some ways, I predict this book will be even more useful than Stephen King's "On Writing", because Palahniuk offers a LOT of concrete writing advice; in other ways, some of the advice he gives is weirdly specific to situations only Chuck Palahniuk would write about, and I don't think the world ...more
As a fan, this book is 80% materials I already read or heard elsewhere, which was a little underwhelming. But for writers (and readers too) that haven't seen all his talks and interviews and his essays on the craft, it will be very entertaining. It's packed with anecdotes and good advice on his minimalist writing style learned from Tom Spambauer.
There's a chapter toward the end where he rapidly offers advice on a lot of the ...more
Chuck Palahniuk delivers a raw look at the reality of what success looks like. He also delivers useful, and specific advice on how you can improve as a writer.