Solutions For Novelists: Secrets Of A Master Editor

Solutions For Novelists Secrets Of A Master Editor In ths book Sol Stein one of the greatest editors of our time offers help on the most important recurrent problems novelists encounter when learning their craft With numerous examples from the work

  • Title: Solutions For Novelists: Secrets Of A Master Editor
  • Author: Sol Stein
  • ISBN: 9780285635685
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Paperback
  • In ths book, Sol Stein, one of the greatest editors of our time, offers help on the most important recurrent problems novelists encounter when learning their craft With numerous examples from the work of both established bestselling authors and talented newcomers, combined with detailed analysis, he reveals the secrets that can lift a piece of creative writing and give itIn ths book, Sol Stein, one of the greatest editors of our time, offers help on the most important recurrent problems novelists encounter when learning their craft With numerous examples from the work of both established bestselling authors and talented newcomers, combined with detailed analysis, he reveals the secrets that can lift a piece of creative writing and give it that spell binding quality that holds the reader enthralled The need to give the reader a unique experience, the necessity for conflict between characters, the importance of instant attraction, what makes a character compelling and a plot gripping why dialogue should never mimic spoken conversation and how misplaced or unnecessary words can slow down the narrative all this and is conveyed in this entertaining yet practical book that provides all the benefits of an individual tutorial.

    One thought on “Solutions For Novelists: Secrets Of A Master Editor”

    1. I asked for this book for Christmas, because so many people had recommended it in podcasts and via word of mouth, etc. The first chapter was great. A revelation as to how to plan out your book, before writing it and I looked forward to every other chapter beingjust as informative.But I felt it wasn’t. Not to me, anyway. It was more of a biography of an editor and HIS growth as an editor, rather than giving me solutions as a writer. There were one or two chapters that were just two or three pag [...]

    2. Taste is a difficult thing. I don't think I want to write the kind of thing that Stein likes; none of the examples he uses seem like particularly good writing to me.Way too many anecdotes that are "this incredibly famous writer wrote something and I improved it" which don't convey anything useful except to someone's ego. But I guess there is some decent advice in there.

    3. I read this book rather haphazardly, skipping back and forth, and not completing it. However, it has useful material in it for writers, and I made quite a few notes at the time about it, especially the chapter entitled, Where Writers Go Wrong.You can see a blog post about the notes here: tinyurl/owxnzrd

    4. I recommend this to many of the writers I work with, as there is so much good advice about the craft of writing.

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