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Posted August 18, 2011
Phillip Martin has edited several of my books, so I know that he is a great editor. Now, having read How to Write Your Best Story, I can say that he is a great writer, too.
This is a gem of a book-a must read for anyone who has written or wishes to craft the "best story" possible. Toward the end of the book, Phillip refers to a work by nature writer Barry Lopez, who define isumataq, the Inuit word for "storyteller," as follows: "the person who creates the atmosphere in which wisdom reveals itself."
This summarizes the tone and insight of this wonderful little book. It is just one of the many words of wisdom in which Phillip Martin weaves a story about how to better write and simply enjoy our own stories.
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Posted October 12, 2011
What's the difference between plot and story? Find out in this concise, almost poetic examination of what makes a great story. Martin's examples are perfectly selected. The book is short, doesn't have a lot of filler, but packs a punch, which I really like. A quick must read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.