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This is simply one of the best books for a new writer to read.
David Morrell is a writer's writer - a master of fiction who is avidly read and admired by fellow bestselling authors such as Dean Koontz and Stephen King.
I take my copy out from time to time and read paragraphs at random just to stay in touch with the author's wisdom and experience.
There's a lot of books out there by solid writers, and, strangely to me, agents.
But like King, here is the real deal who has generously shared 50+ years of writing... Read more
The book is a little dated, but the lessons on storytelling hold true, so I still found it valuable - especially the chapter on the interview method of plotting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elinor Dashwood
I like Morrell's conciseness. Whether you plan to publish material or not, this book offers insight into the craftsmanship of authors' writings and gives valuable advice to those... Read morePublished 3 months ago by DJK
A great how-to book on writing a novel. I especially liked the section on having a conversation with your typewriter (nowadays, computer) to find out what your story's about in... Read morePublished 4 months ago by William E Carlson
A gem. Every budding, aspiring writer should purchase and read this book.Published 5 months ago by Lora Mitchell
One of the best books on the writing life I've read. The author treats fiction writing as 1/3 art, 1/3 craft, and 1/3 hard work. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JackOfMostTrades
David Morrell has been called the father of the modern thriller novel. Such prestige, however, did not come easily for the man who wrote the novel that start the Rambo franchise. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Martin Roy Hill
There's a saying: "Those who can, do, but those who can't, teach." Morrell does both masterfully. Read morePublished 12 months ago by J. R. Yaeger