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- ASIN : B00AEUSS9G
- Publication date : November 27, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 204 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 63 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,299,424 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book will meet the needs of fiction writers just starting out. If I taught a high school creative-writing class, I would seriously consider this as a text. The examples are simple and accessible (Star Wars, Harry Potter) and the instructions are useful and accurate. Everything here should be known and mastered before trying anything else.
-This is specifically intended for aspiring novel writers though it could of course be easily applied to other types of writing.
-Her instructions are intended for so-called popular writing, however that may play into your personal biases.
-She seems to think a cliche means something that happens only in fiction, not real life. Which I guess is true, but not definitional. Imho.
If I had one suggested improvement, it would be the quoting of examples from other books, rather than paraphrasing new stuff and using examples from her own work, why not examples from classic texts? You don't even have to ask Jane Austen's permission anymore.
To sum up:
An excellent book for the novice. Short, simple, to-the-point, correct.
For a novice writer, this volume offers a good, basic primer on characterization. Even for an experienced novelist, Tristi's hints and ideas form a checklist of goid reminders.
This is a good, quick read with much food for thought. Great to have in case I get stuck so I can find the chapter I need and say to myself, "Oh, yeah, that's right. That's what needs to be done."