From Publishers Weekly
Focusing on the wonders of the English language, "Brown here gives nonwriters and writers alike a book to enjoy quite apart from its instructional value," stated PW . " The tone is stern but empathetic, spiced by the author's sassy wit and full of information on the writer's craft."
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From Library Journal
While Brown offers sound practical advice for fiction writers, her witty colloquial style makes this manual more entertaining than others. Brown is less concerned with showing writers how to break into the market than with their survivalphysical, spiritual, and creativewhile trying to become published. Thus she instructs the reader not just in matters of craft but how to get enough to eat and sleep while working the "paying job." Suggested writing exercises, an annotated reading list, and a plan for a model writer's school all betray Brown's seriousness about the entreprise of literary production, making this useful for students of writing and literature and of interest to those curious about Brown's own career. Mollie Brodsky, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, N.J.
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