Saturday, May 03, 2014

The Best Book On Writing I've Read Since 'On Writing'


  • Forget pantsers vs plotters
  • Forget the hero's journey (as a film-goer oh yes please) 
  • FORGET THE 3 ACTS

What a fantastically generous, practical and wise book this is. And how needed as well. For movie-goers sick of the refusals, magic flights and thresholds and the rest and for writers of all genres, novelists and screenwriters alike. I found it thanks to a Tweet by the great (IT Crowd, Father Ted) Graham Linehan, whose Amazon review here speaks for itself (& love the 'comment'!).

It came at just the right time for me, post-pantser-first-draft novel and with 2nd draft plot/character cards plastered up everywhere.




About to tear all this down and start again.

The ending of this book (being the all-important conceit) blew me away. THANK YOU HULK.

THINGS I WISH I'D KNOWN BEFORE STARTING: If the caps get too much there's a WHOLE VERSION IN LOWER-CASE IN THE 2ND HALF OF THE BOOK!

Amazon Kindle USA

Amazon Kindle UK