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Story Trumps Structure by Steven James
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really liked it
bookshelves: college, favorite-nonfiction, nonfiction-on-writing

I read this for my Professional Writing commercial fiction course at Taylor University, and I'm thankful this major makes us buy textbooks instead of renting them. Story Trumps Structure is a wonderful writing how-to that works against some hard-and-fast "rules" that may not be all too beneficial.

It's full of practical, applicable advice in a digestible format. I'll definitely be keeping this on hand, and I encourage any novelist to pick up a copy.

I disagree with some of James's points, particularly on outlining. But the valuable outweighs the questionable, and it's earned a place on my shelf.
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April 3, 2019 – Shelved
April 3, 2019 – Shelved as: college
April 3, 2019 – Shelved as: favorite-nonfiction
April 3, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction-on-writing
April 10, 2019 – Started Reading
April 10, 2019 –
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April 24, 2019 – Finished Reading

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