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How to Write Magical Words: A Writer's Companion

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"This is the best idea for a writing book that I've ever seen. It's like sitting in a room full of professional writers, and after each one delivers a riff on one aspect of writing, the others weigh in to buttress, amplify, refine, or add to what was said. It's an extended conversation with writers who know what they're talking about--and what matters in writing fiction ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published January 3rd 2011 by Bella Rosa Books
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Erin Penn
Sep 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
How to Write Magical Words is a very good how-to writers book. But face it, there are dozen such books out there.

But not from seven different authors, each giving what works and doesn't work for them. A tool that might work for one might not work for you - but with seven different people throwing out examples and hints, at least one set of tools will fit your needs. Faith's metaphoric examples, David's technical knowledge, Misty's beginner's enthusiasm and doubt, Edmund's editor's perspective
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Steven
A good, solid discussion among writers about things most writers worry about (or at least talk about). I don't agree wholeheartedly with all stated among the opinions and advice, but it's a good read for anyone who wrestles with words for a living, especially those of us in the genre-moors. :)
Dan Hart
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great collection of essays for fiction writers, overall.
Ken
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Best book on writing I've ever read. This one didn't find a home on the bookshelf. It's on the writing desk next to Strunk and White.
D.B. Jackson
Jan 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was written by some of my closest friends in the business, so I'm not going to say that I'm the most unbiased reviewer. But it's a very, very good writing book.
Amy Hoodock
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wealth of information. I learned a ton.
Joann Buchanan
Feb 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It has been a very useful tool for my work. Outstanding job at making the points clear and concise. Thank you!!
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