Stein on Writing

Stein on Writing

A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies

eBook - 2014
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The master editor of some of the most successful writers of our century shares his craft techniques and strategies, including how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, and how to create interesting writing in the first place.
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9781466864993
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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tjrieck
Dec 27, 2016

I would rate this as an intermediate book on how to write fiction (the book also addresses non-fiction which I did not read). For someone just starting to learn the craft it delves more deeply into different aspects of the novel: characters, suspense, dialog, and plotting to name a few. It is generally easy to follow with real-world examples.

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LukeEide1
Jan 03, 2015

Read these other reviews and had to offer my two cents.
This is a good book on writing with some valuable tips.

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Emiliestannard
Jul 28, 2014

Well, thats because no one can tell you exactely how to write your book. Ways and styles and ideas differ so much when it comes to writing that if you simply read and wait that someone tells you how to write your book, your wrong. Stein tries there to give you the first step, or options so you can create the first step yourself.
He tells you what colors and styles goes better together, what people are most likely to like.
I'm sorry you didn't liked it, but I do not think what he says there is so random. Explaining the craft or writing is quite complex, so I guess that you have to cut him some slack, because he did a really good job. What he wrote make sense. After all, he's a professional and have been doing this for years.

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ravensview
Feb 27, 2011

Not that easy a read, or all that helpful. For all his talk about setting and keeping a good pace to a novel, and keeping the reader hooked - didn't work for me.

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