Cómo NO escribir una novela: 200 errores clásicos y cómo evitarlos
Publish date: 2010
Publisher: Seix Barral
Pages no: 310
Edition language: Spanish
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This made me laugh several times, the examples are hilarious and if you know the genres you can see the echoes blatantly. It did solidify why I disliked reading some books and what was wrong with them for me.
This is great fun - time after time the authors would throw out an example and I'd think: yep, that one was in book X. Bad characterisation, bad plot devices, bad dialogue, even bad query letters - they're all in here. The humour might get a little tedious for some, since it's all a bit over-the-top...
A light-hearted, funny, and interesting read. A lot of those mistakes I already knew to avoid, but it doesn't matter: this book still allowed me to think about other pitfalls I should keep an eye on. Besides, good advice wrapped in humour and wit always works better for me than pompous utterances.
How Not To Write A Novel is an indispensible gem for aspiring writers. Instead of telling you what to write and how to write it, this book takes you through a variety of mistakes that will lead to editors promptly sending your manuscript to the rejection pile. Not only is it a useful reference point...
I don't know why I find Mittelmark and Newman so entertaining, but they crack me up. My default setting is silliness, and these two are good at silly, while also providing a lot of very helpful information. I loved Read This Next, so I decided to give this one a go, even though I have no intention o...
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