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In some ways, this book is a window back twenty years to Matt's pre-workshop lectures, that were so helpful to me when I was starting out. Every topic is covered, quick and to the point. I can guarantee you, having started with a good portion of this advice myself, reading this will give you a magnificent leg up at the beginning of your writing career. If you're just starting out creative writing, this advice is better than gold. For those a bit farther on in their path, this is more reminders and reviews but the quick nature of the sections make it intensely accessible as a memory refresher.
I also have to say this is the most spiritual creative writing book I've ever read. His long study of Shamanism shines as the central metaphor of the book. The idea of the story as a flow of energy is a great new envisioning of the creative writing process.
Even for those well along in their journey of learning, I particularly recommend the chapter, The Moving Crucible, it is particularly full of deep knowledge both spiritual and in regards to creative writing. It's a difficult chapter but exceptionally worth it for those running low on new knowledge to find and new ways to look at what we do. I would say it is what really justifies the purchase of this book for the non-beginner as it stands apart from the great bulk of chapters and essays that already overwhelm our shelves. It connects protagonist, antagonist, plot, and story in a profoundly interconnected way.
The process of writing a book is like the hero's journey where we go through the underworld, meeting antagonists of our own making, which are hard to overcome, but a necessary part of the creative process. Matt Pallamary knows the terrain of this process in depth - as well as the genre he writes about. He covers more than I can mention in the forms of ‘what’, ‘why’ and especially ‘how to’ – from story outline and research to how to create characters, paint pictures with words, move the plot forward and keep readers interested. Inspiring knowledge from a man who knows his craft and genre and, in my view, this book is invaluable for fiction and non-fiction writers alike. .