Mother Miller's How To Write Good Book might not take itself too seriously, but it's a guide that will be of use to every writer. Put it on a shelf close to your desk, in between The Elements of Style and your favorite dictionary. You'll reach for it that often. Written with wit and humor, MMHTWGB (this book is best known by its initials) covers everything from plotting to character development to grammar to manuscript style. This revised edition includes a full index and new and updated essays throughout.
Mother Miller's How To Write Good Book lays out for the beginning word-worker an exact blueprint of the principles of good writing and provides one of the best introductions to the mastery of language-using skills that I have ever seen. Simply and clearly, for any budding author whose imagination is nudging at him or her with a "What?", this wise and whimsical manual, properly applied, will supply the all-important "How." -from the introduction by Andre Norton