At last. A damn good how-to book about writing a novel. Practical, down to earth, easily assimilated advice, presented with humor and authority. (Irma Ruth Walker, author of Air Force Wives)
Frey has the genius of a true teacher: a thorough knowledge of his subject, combined with the ability to entertain while communicating that knowledge. This book has practical adviuce for serious writers. (Donna Levin, author of Extraordinary Means)
Superb. The kind of book that should be kept by every author next to the typewriter. Frey not only includes the basics of good writing, but the invaluable hints of how to add depth and texture to a novel. Inspiring and clear, the book gives detailed examples of common pitfalls and how to correct them . . . Not only instructive but pleasurable. (Alla Crone, author of Winds Over Manchuria and East Lies the Sun)
James N. Frey is the author of the internationally bestselling How to Write a Damn Good Novel and How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II, as well as nine novels. He has taught and lectured on creative writing at several different schools and conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe.
I found the book to be very interesting and I read it once very quickly and I am currently reading it again. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richard Calderon
Dollar for Dollar its as good as it gets. You could go to a seminar or take a college course but you won't get more than what's available here.Published 7 months ago by Average Schmoe
If a writer has little experience in preparing a novel they may find the examples provided helpful.
Let me try and explain the difference between what the book contains and... Read more