Books on the Art of Writing #3
What the book offers
Exactly what it says on the tin…I mean, cover. This is one of the most easiest books I’ve read on writing, and it’s so quick to coming on the point, without all the fancy details on the side. It covers every aspect from major ones such as conflict and character, but also more subtle one such as setting and narrative voice (which is a brilliant, brilliant chapter). It will help to make your writing more developed and fulfilling, and with exercises at the end of every chapter, you know what to do, with the aid of some very helpful tipsheets.
After the end of all the talk about writing, there is also a very helpful chapter on what to do once you’ve finished your story and are ready for publishing, including how to format your manuscript.
Who should read this
Novelists might just turn around and say, ‘I don’t really write short stories’. I would’ve done that too a year ago, but writing short stories is one of my new found passions and it’s equally as fulfilling. It helps create such a particular mood or deliver a particular message, sometimes it’s also pretty therapeutic or fun. So I recommend this book for all writers alike, because you may just discover a new interest. It’s a book on short stories in general, focusing on all elements rather than one, so bare that in mind too.