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James Scott Bell is the author of more than fifteen novels and a Christy Award winner for Final Witness in 2000. His fiction has been reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, and the Library Review. He's the author of Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure, Write Great Fiction: Revision & Self-Editing, and The Art of War for Writers. He writes for Writer's Digest magazine. Bell currently teaches fiction writing courses at Pepperdine University and is a regular on the conference circuit. His website is www.jamesscottbell.com. He lives in West Hills, California.
Nevertheless, I highly recommend this book to aspiring writers of all genres.
After all, if someone starts reading your story, ideally you want them to have a difficult time finding a place to stop in the story and put it down.
I found reading it easy and very enjoyable as well as informative and a great learning experience.
This is a fantastic craft book on creating conflict and suspense in your novel. I treated it like a workshop reading a chapter a night. So much insight. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kourtney Heintz
I picked this book up on a whim. I just signed up for the 30-day free trial of Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited, and I snagged a bunch of books that had been languishing on my wish... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Lee Dunning
If you are an aspiring writer get this book. If you are published, get this book. James goes over some of the material covered in his other books but with a fresh approach, Every... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Orlando Sanchez
This is a must-have for any fiction writer. Not only does it explain how to incorporate conflict and suspense in a novel, but it discusses scene structure in a way I'd never seen... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Author/Artist
As a writer, I'm always looking to improve my craft. This book is a godsend! Totally worth the money, probably worth more.Published 2 months ago by Shells
James Scott Bell is a wonderful author. He is successful, and has many published fiction novels. He knows his stuff. You will find his advice helpful.Published 4 months ago by The Z Man
I was looking for a good reference book on writing to add to my bookshelf that didn't just talk about the basics of writing and then provide some prompts. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cass