- File Size: 1699 KB
- Print Length: 163 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Katie Books Canada; 2 edition (April 30, 2014)
- Publication Date: April 30, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00K2C2FFO
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- Word Wise: Enabled
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Story Craft Kindle Edition
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The Opening: Never open with backstory, descriptive narrative, explanations of any sort, waking up, weather, dreaming, or dialogue.
Well, there goes all of my books to date - into the trash bucket apparently.
But, then he gives examples of good openings. And he's right. (except, maybe about the no dialogue thing - I'm resisting that one until I die)
All major sections in this book have BOLD chapter headings, so you can find your way around quickly.
This book is the kind that can be dipped into whenever you have five or ten minutes. It's like writing skills fast food that won't make you fat, or clog your mental arteries.
It will no doubt scare off some wannabe writers - but that's not a bad thing. This book carries one clear message throughout: no aspiring writer should be under the illusion that writing a story is as easy as writing a grocery list even though both utilise the same basic technique. In a nutshell, the difference between 'Creativity of Writing' and 'Craft of Writing' can be summed up thus: 'Dreaming is easier than learning.'
Anyone reading this book prior to writing their next novel will come away having learned something new - if only a clearer explanation of such thorny issues as POVs.
One section is titled: What a Writer must Deliver. To paraphrase, What a Handbook must Deliver also applies - and this book certainly delivers.