Fifteen Quick and Easy Ways to Write a Novel: Learn Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

Fifteen Quick and Easy Ways to Write a Novel Learn Self Editing for Fiction Writers The science fiction writer Damon Knight wrote once that writers were basically toads in childhood They were the introverts the loners the less than handsome or beautiful children in school Many of t

  • Title: Fifteen Quick and Easy Ways to Write a Novel: Learn Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
  • Author: Susan Summers
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The science fiction writer Damon Knight wrote once that writers were basically toads in childhood They were the introverts, the loners, the less than handsome or beautiful children in school Many of those toads gravitated to literature to read about better times and better worlds, he noted The writer Frederick Pohl objected He claimed he did not have an unhappy childhoThe science fiction writer Damon Knight wrote once that writers were basically toads in childhood They were the introverts, the loners, the less than handsome or beautiful children in school Many of those toads gravitated to literature to read about better times and better worlds, he noted The writer Frederick Pohl objected He claimed he did not have an unhappy childhood nor was he ugly Until he knocked a tooth out when he was about ten, Pohl said he was a rather cute little kid Whether cute or ugly, this book is for the men and women who have gravitated to literature and dream of being a writer To be honest, no book can make you a best selling author That must come through your own creativity What books can do is give you tips on plotting, dialogue, prose, pace, characterization and other aspects of the writing craft While you can never teach creativity, a book can give you sound advice on action verbs, crisp dialogue and good characterization Almost every best selling writer can point to advice from another writer or a book that helped him develop his craft While there are some things that cannot be leaned such as how to copy George V Higgins amazing dialogue 0 other aspects of the writing craft can be studied and incorporated into your own work, while still allowing flexibility for your own special style Even with sound advice and some writing talent, a great deal of knowledge about writing will be learned at your own keyboard, pecking out scenes of mystery or science fiction or childhood longing.

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