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WriteCraft: Short Stories and Flash Fiction - Writing Short Stories And Flash Fiction For Today's Market Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 236 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: February 17, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007AONHJA
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Rick Frazier is a best selling author with both fiction and nonfiction titles. He has been published through a variety of sources over the years, from trade magazines to independent printing houses, and most recently on Kindle and other digital platforms. Like most authors, many of his works are submitted under a number of pseudonyms depending on the type and subject.

After a long and diverse career in the high tech world in Silicon Valley, he escaped to Hawaii to write and pursue other artistic endeavors. His extensive background includes many levels of mechanical, electrical and software engineering and management, along with consulting, marketing and sales positions.

He currently lives with his wife in a new home in a rain forest on the slopes of an active volcano.

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We are planning a whole series of short stories, but needed some guidelines about how to tackle them, as previously we've only written a full-length novel, a travel guide and some books of poetry, so we were pleased to find this book on Amazon.

While we found the book's content useful, although a little bit repetitious in parts, and it more or less delivered on its promise, we were somewhat surprised by the large number of typos and errors - especially in a book on writing, and especially in such a short book.

Sadly, of late, we've come across a number of people who are teaching others how to write and publish books for Kindle, and they almost all chant the same mantra - don't worry about spelling and grammar, just put your book out there.

Ultimately, we believe this is going to give self-publishing a bad name (if it doesn't already have one), and may even lead Amazon to tighten up its submission policies, and while we accept that not everybody has the resources of a major publishing house at their disposal, we think authors owe it to their readers to at least subject their books to a reasonable level of proofreading first.

Our novel, which is approximately 112,000 words long, was proofread by ourselves, and by a couple of friends, and we'd be surprised if there are anything like the number of errors in that book as there are in the book being reviewed here. It's really not that hard to do, and while it may take some additional time, we believe that presentation is important.

Having said that, this book is easily worth the $0.99 being asked, it's an easy and quick read, and we will probably try a couple of Rick Frazier's other books too.

We would have given it 4 stars, but had to knock one star off for the bad English.
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I picked up this book along with another by this same author. I have been struggling with writer's block. When I saw this book was more about writing ver short stories, I thought this might help me. It is easier to write a short story than it is to write a novel. This book was a fantastic read. I think I finished it in about 20 minutes and then immediately re read it more carefully. This book goes into detail about how to write a story. It covers developing plot, character development, point of view, using dialogues, etc. Even more important than that is the fact that it covers places to sell you short stories. I found that to be fantastic and there were some places that I had never heard of. I was very happy that the book did not say "Sell it on Kindle."
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A very simple and basic guide... It could be read in under an hour.

I wouldn't have given it as many stars if it weren't for the ultra-low price. I did pick up one or two new tidbits, which made it worth the 99 cents.

The spelling mistakes were certainly disheartening though. This is a book about writing, and there were numerous spelling/grammatical errors. I guess I have to go back to the 99 cent price again... not much budget room for editing there I guess!
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I found WriteCraft helpful and for someone like me who hopes to write and publish ebooks, it serves as a beginning primer and encouraged me to try it. But the advice is often simplistic and, as someone noted in another review, there are a lot of typos and grammatical errors. For the price, I can't complain ... much.
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I am transitioning into writing nano-, micro-, and flash fiction from haiku. I was looking for a concise guide to what is needed for these genres and this book was exactly what I was looking for. The author outlines what is needed and does so in a fashion that I found useful. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking to getting into writing flash fiction, especially anyone interested in going the eBook route. Good job.
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Im venturing into the short story market and this was a helpful book. it was an easy read and offered very useful information for a beginner like me
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I just finished the book. It needs a second and third read for me to absorb all the good information. The subjects were on point and specific. Amazon mailed my first 100 copies of a book of short stories I completed two months ago.
Going through the writing process helped me understand the book much better than going through it without writing first. I know my next stories will be better than the first because of this specific information.
Thanks for sharing the good information. Joe Latino
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I found this short book very helpful, and informative in my quest for information on writing interesting short stories. I would recommend it for anyone seeking insight on how to effectively write flash fiction or short stories. I am positive you will find a lot of helpful tips and reminders in general on being successful in your writing.
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