How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling

How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling Review

Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Talent and inspiration can't be taught, but Frey does provide scores of helpful suggestions and sensible rules and principles.

An international bestseller, How to Write a Damn Good Novel will enable all writers to face that intimidating first page, keep them on track when they falter, and help them recognize, analyze, and correct the problems in their own work.

Title:How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling
Edition Language:English

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  • Dan Schwent

    With National Novel Writing Month fast approaching, I look upon my shelves and see I own six books on writing. The ones by Lawrence Block and Stephen King are by far the ones I've gotten the most use ...

  • Jeanette

    Can someone tell me, please, why I feel compelled to read so many books like this one when I have no intention of ever writing a novel? ...

  • Taka

    Meh--Having read a few books on writing (Stephen King's On Writing, Jerry Cleaver's Immediate Fiction, Renni Browne and Dave King's Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, and John Gardner's On Becoming a N...

  • Jonathan Peto

    There seem to be about two broad categories of writing book. Some are inspirational/visionary/literary. Others focus on reader interest and organising your writing so that it might sell commercially. ...

  • Spencer Ellsworth

    It's the best book you'll ever read on REVISION.I love this book, but a lot of people miss what it's about, because the author himself seems to think it's about first drafting. But very few people eve...

  • Dave

    The third chapter on the necessity of a premise was the most useful. The first two chapters also had good suggestions: creating character bios and step sheets. The final chapter on the zen of writing ...

  • Chocolategoddess

    I read the second book about a decade ago when I was a brand new writer (the library didn't have the first book. Obviously one should only buy the last book in a series, as evidenced by all the unread...

  • Bill

    How-to for BeginnersFrey, James N. (1987). How to Write a Damn Good Novel. New York: St. Martin’s Press.I’m cautious about any how-to book that bills itself as “no-nonsense,” implying that com...

  • LeAnn

    Now I think I've gotten a pretty well-rounded introduction to novel writing for the novice. As a novelist and editor at a publishing house, Stein offered very pragmatic advice that I found I could app...

  • Olga

    Прочла за день, можно сказать, за раз.Ясные, точные советы о том, как найти идею для книги, как создать персонаж...