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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

What are you waiting for? Buy this book!

It used to be that finding good books on writing fiction was about as hard as finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Nowadays, successful writers have stepped forward to provide concise, easy-to-understand information on the subject. Randy Ingermanson is at the ...
It used to be that finding good books on writing fiction was about as hard as finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Nowadays, successful writers have stepped forward to provide concise, easy-to-understand information on the subject. Randy Ingermanson is at the head of that movement.

"Writing Fiction for Dummies" is now my go-to guide for all things writing. It has a proud slot on the top shelf of my bookcase where I keep all my favorite books, but it's almost never up there, because I can't stop taking it down and flipping through its pages to glean more wisdom.

Bottom line, everything you need to know about writing fiction is contained within this book. If you're a writer at any stage of the journey toward becoming an author, do yourself a favor and buy this book. You won't regret it.

posted by Christian_Miles on April 20, 2011

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6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

I lost my patience with this book

I haven't read the entire book yet because it was so annoying. It kept talking about how I shouldn't worry about getting my book published over and over and I just got to the point where I screamed at my Nook "I DON'T CARE! Tell me HOW to write dammit!" I don't care abo...
I haven't read the entire book yet because it was so annoying. It kept talking about how I shouldn't worry about getting my book published over and over and I just got to the point where I screamed at my Nook "I DON'T CARE! Tell me HOW to write dammit!" I don't care about publishing my book yet because I just wanted to learn HOW to write fiction. Publishing comes way later in the process so why would I even be worried about it yet? What I wanted to learn was difficult to learn because it would not shut up about publishing. It was like the book was worried that I would be worried that they wouldn't tell me how to publish but that is so way off into the future that I just don't care. I feel like if they said at the beginning that they will teach me how to write fiction now then teach me how to publish at the end of the book then I would have stayed with it. I started to get the impression that this book is not going to teach me anything so I lost my patience with it and gave up.

posted by Xanapus on October 11, 2011

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