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Still equally unlikely to actually complete the task, of course. But at least I'm gonna worry about it less.
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And this book is a lot cheaper than an MFA. Nov 25, Amelia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: any aspiring writers. Shelves: own , best-books-ever. The greatest book to read if you're looking to write a book. While most books along these "helping" lines are stiff and mostly remind you of your most boring college professor, this book gets up close and personal, skipping around the soft edges and going straight for the hard core.
You will not be able to hide from your own fears while reading this book. It offers sound advice from my most favored author. Sep 28, Thoughtful Black Girl added it.
As of December 13, this is my review of the first part that deals with the actual writing. The first part of this book wasn't what I was expecting at all. It told you tips and gave you different activities you could do but it didn't really go into depth.
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Instead, they would put other books at the end of the chapters that addressed it. So this book is a great beginning for people to get a general idea of writing a good book. Feb 15, Kev rated it really liked it Shelves: non-fiction. All you need to know to go about writing your first novel from the author of 'A Certain Slant of Light' and 'The Fetch'. From what and how to write, to picking an agent and to getting published. It's not a riveting read but it has all you need to know and having read it I now realise how hard writing a novel, or at least a good one, must be!
Aug 25, Danielle rated it it was amazing Shelves: , reviewed , books-i-own , five-stars , non-fiction , on-writing. This was a great guide to writing a novel. Even if it's not your first novel, I still recommend this book for great tips. The first half of the book is about writing your novel, the second half is about getting it published. Great wealth of information! Jun 02, Christine Grabowski rated it really liked it Shelves: writing. I wish I had read this 3 years when I was just beginning my first novel. It touches on almost every area of your writing. But now, three years in, most of it is a little basic as I'm ready to drill deeper into each particular subject like character and dialogue.
But those types of books would be too overwhelming and detailed for a beginner.
Jan 21, Allison Jensen rated it it was amazing Shelves: inspired-my-writing. I love this book! I go back to it constantly, even though I don't feel like there is much I can still learn from it. I would absolutely recommend it for anyone who dreams of being a published author and even for those who dream of being a well-known fan-fiction author. Jun 23, Richard C. Ann Rittenberg has written an excellent book for the novice writer. Some great tips in finding an agent and what to look for in an agent once you've identified her. I am still reading the book--focusing now on the second half.
It's worth the price of purchase. Jul 19, Abilio Pacheco rated it really liked it. Good advice. Jan 31, Eva Nieves rated it liked it Shelves: books-i-own. Super helpful withe publishing part but really broad about the writing process. Mar 11, Katie Tillwick rated it really liked it Shelves: on-writing. Love the further reading suggestions at the end of each chapter. Aug 16, Kelsey rated it really liked it Shelves: writing-and-publishing. This book consists of two parts. The first half is devoted to writing your novel and the second half to publishing it.
The first half is a wealth of information on everything from plot to character to memorable detail. There is a good mixture of insights about writing, high level or step-by-step advice, and exercises to help you work towards your goal. Whitcomb also offers buckets of examples from published works and theoretical stories that get your creativity flowing. I peppered the first half of the book with sticky tabs to mark excellent tips or inspirational quotes.
The second half had 1 sticky tab. It covers what an agent does and how you can best find and interact with agents. Although it provides useful information, it could have been summed up in a third as many pages. It seemed like Rittenberg and Whitcomb wanted to split the book , when it could have been Two key take-aways are that relationships matter and agents are people, too.
Treat them like professionals, follow directions, and make it as easy as possible for them to do their challenging job. One word of caution… this book is geared towards literary, novice novelists. Still, for you beginning novelists, I highly, highly recommend Your First Novel. Read the first half and then read it again and again as you work through revisions.
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Skim the second half and keep it in your back pocket for if when! Aug 16, Kate Conroy rated it it was ok. I have to say that in , this book might have been good. It took me back to having to write essays in cursive with a black or blue pen back in middle school, before everything was done on computers.
The publishing half of this book goes on and on about the ways to mail copies of your manuscript, but none of that is relevant any I have to say that in , this book might have been good. The publishing half of this book goes on and on about the ways to mail copies of your manuscript, but none of that is relevant anymore. Plus, I honestly skimmed the last 50 pages because it was all about what to do once your book is picked up by an agent and then an editor.
I already spend too much time imagining myself as being more famous than John Green.
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