Inspired by Morgan St. James' popular Writers Tricks of the Trade column, this book is like the appetizer table at a writing buffet. Packed with tips, techniques and tricks all written in lively, entertaining prose, it is a valuable addition to any aspiring or published writer's bookshelf.
|Publisher:||Marina Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)|
|Age Range:||16 Years|
About the Author
Morgan St. James is the author of award-winning Silver Sisters Mysteries series, two suspense novels, numerous short stories in anthologies (many award-winners.) She has written over 200 articles related to writing and frequently presents workshops and gives talks. In Writers' Tricks of the Trade: 39 Things You Need to Know About the ABCs of Writing she shares her wealth of knowledge in simple, easy-to-read prose. Her Writers' Tricks of the Trade blog (http://writerstricksofthetrade.blogspot.com) and newsletter of the same name are rapidly building a following. More information at www.morganstjames-author.com
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Writers' Tricks of the Trade: 39 Things You Need to Know About the ABCs of Writing Fiction based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I like the style of writing for the book. It was very accessable. There were many interesting tidbits of information. Many of which would be very helpful, if I decided to pursue writing. Right now I'm just trying to get through chemo. I do agree with another poster that the convention of putting it in an A,B,C format wasn't the greatest. It ended up doubling and tripling up on some letters. It also forced the topics to jump back and forth without ryhme or reason.I particulary liked the section on research. Nothing is more off-putting than authoritative details that are wrong. I remember reading a well-known auther, who referred to a mink as a rodent. I got so mad I about threw the book across the room. Minks are not rodents, they aren't anywhere near the order Rodentia. Minks are Carnivores, members of the Mustelidae. All the author would have to do is change rodent to varmint, and the error would not have been so objectionable. I also remember reading a short story where the author had a leopard purring. Leopards can't purr. The best they can do is make a chuffing sound. Only the small cats have the capability of purring. All in all, interesting reading with good tips, the formating could have been better.