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Method and Madness The Making of a Story Free read ✓ 107 Seller Reading Like a Writer” Library Journal The Making of a Story is a fresh and inspiring guide to the basics of creative writing both fict. I have a whole bookshelf dedicated to craft books on poetry and prose fiction writing The last thing I need is another one But I came across this obscure book at the library and I was just amazed by it Its a big fat book as Norton books tend to be But its packed with genuine information not just pep talks This is not a popular book but its a very highly regarded book I think this must have originally been intended for college writing courses but its filled with exercises and you can use it without a teacher It breaks down each stage of the process from acuiring and recognising a viable idea down to the finished project It doesn t focus on the business end of writing so much as on the creative end I checked this book out so many times I finally decided If you love her put a ring on her and went out and bought it I d say a wanna be could buy this one book and have 98% of everything he or she will ever need to know about the writing of good fiction


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  • Paperback
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  • Method and Madness The Making of a Story
  • Alice LaPlante
  • English
  • 07 February 2020
  • 9780393337082