500 Ways To Be A Better Writer

500 Ways To Be A Better Writer

by Chuck Wendig

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BN ID: 2940013214750
Publisher: Terribleminds
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 578 KB

About the Author

Chuck Wendig is a novelist, a screenwriter, game designer, and all-around freelance penmonkey.
He has contributed over two million words to the roleplaying game industry, and was the developer of the popular Hunter: The Vigil game line (White Wolf Game Studios / CCP).
He, along with writing partner Lance Weiler, is a fellow of the Sundance Film Festival Screenwriter's Lab (2010). Their short film, Pandemic, will show at the Sundance Film Festival 2011, and their feature film HiM is in development with producer Ted Hope. They both wrote the digital transmedia drama Collapsus, which was nominated for an International Digital Emmy and a Games 4 Change award.
Chuck's novel Double Dead will be out in November, 2011 with Abaddon. Blackbirds and Mockingbirds will both come out in 2012 under Angry Robot Books. Chuck is apparently popular in England.
He is also the writer behind short story collection Irregular Creatures and another big ol’ book of writing advice. Confessions of a Freelance Penmonkey.
He's written too much. He should probably stop. Give him a wide berth, as he might be drunk and untrustworthy. He currently lives in the wilds of Pennsyltucky with a wonderful wife, a newborn son, and a taco terrier. He is represented by Stacia Decker of the Donald Maass Literary Agency.
You can find him at his website, terribleminds, where he is busy dispensing dubious writing advice and publishing wisdom.

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500 Ways To Be A Better Writer 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for writing advise and found Chuck Wendig. I think the colorful language may turn some people away, but it also can draw you in. His humor masks a serious topic. The hard work behind Writing. I am not one to reread books, but I often have reread sections of this book. It's not a text book it's better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This guy can be a bit crude, but I am no lady so rock on. He shares some sage advice, more like slinging monkey scat. But its okay if this stuff hits you cuz it helps and it doesnt stink..
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have a stick up your... um back this book probably isn't for you. But if you are fun this book not only gives valuable tips in and easy to read format, but also provides great entertainment value. Even I decided tomorrow I didn't really want to write I would still read Chuck Wendig just for the laughs.
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KristinaL More than 1 year ago
A continuation of his 250 Things Writers Should Know, 500 Ways brings up useful subjects like creating conflict in your story, dealing with exposition, writing endings, and general questions writers can ponder while writing their current story. This ebook differs from the previous tome in that it deals more with the writers themselves. Wendig points out the many ways writers can cause themselves problems or screw up their writing, and gives suggestions on how to overcome them.
Boredofthesimples More than 1 year ago
If you're into writing nice touchy-feely children's stories about fuzzy bunnies and beautiful daisies then this is the book for you. In this day of crude and abusive language Chuck Wendig's 500 Ways to be a Better Writer is fresh air and sunshine. An airier fairyer book I could not imagine. If you believe this you don't know Chuck.