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Not too long ago I decided to write a book about my creative writing process, and the many experiences that I’ve had throughout my career. The inspiration behind it was pretty straightforward. I simply wanted to share what I’ve learned over the past 25+ years with other writers. It didn’t take me long to realize however, that the book I was writing would only partially be a Not too long ago I decided to write a book about my creative writing process, and the many experiences that I’ve had throughout my career. The inspiration behind it was pretty straightforward. I simply wanted to share what I’ve learned over the past 25+ years with other writers. It didn’t take me long to realize however, that the book I was writing would only partially be about process. The other part would be about psychological survival. Ironically, what I learned from this little adventure was that the two things are really one in the same. Having a process that you can rely on is your lifeblood as a writer, and if you are going to have any hope of surviving in this profession, that process needs to evolve and grow with you. When you buy this book you’ll get a step-by-step walk thru of the process of creating original stories, both “on spec” and “for hire,” as well as helpful hands-on checklists at the end of each chapter, all framed through the first hand experiences of a writer in the trenches.


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Not too long ago I decided to write a book about my creative writing process, and the many experiences that I’ve had throughout my career. The inspiration behind it was pretty straightforward. I simply wanted to share what I’ve learned over the past 25+ years with other writers. It didn’t take me long to realize however, that the book I was writing would only partially be a Not too long ago I decided to write a book about my creative writing process, and the many experiences that I’ve had throughout my career. The inspiration behind it was pretty straightforward. I simply wanted to share what I’ve learned over the past 25+ years with other writers. It didn’t take me long to realize however, that the book I was writing would only partially be about process. The other part would be about psychological survival. Ironically, what I learned from this little adventure was that the two things are really one in the same. Having a process that you can rely on is your lifeblood as a writer, and if you are going to have any hope of surviving in this profession, that process needs to evolve and grow with you. When you buy this book you’ll get a step-by-step walk thru of the process of creating original stories, both “on spec” and “for hire,” as well as helpful hands-on checklists at the end of each chapter, all framed through the first hand experiences of a writer in the trenches.

30 review for Live to Write Another Day, A Survival Guide for Screenwriters and Creative Storytellers

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ionia

    So, usually when I should be writing my own book I am busy reading instead. It's a cop out, what can I say? If you feel the need to read a book about writing rather than doing some writing of your own, may I introduce you to "Live to Write Another Day, A Survival Guide for Screenwriters and Creative Storytellers." This book is about the author's own practices while writing and is funny, conversational and easy to read and overall just a lot of fun. The author covers the most common pitfalls for So, usually when I should be writing my own book I am busy reading instead. It's a cop out, what can I say? If you feel the need to read a book about writing rather than doing some writing of your own, may I introduce you to "Live to Write Another Day, A Survival Guide for Screenwriters and Creative Storytellers." This book is about the author's own practices while writing and is funny, conversational and easy to read and overall just a lot of fun. The author covers the most common pitfalls for writers, such as procrastination, not gaining feedback from others and a variety of other topics that are all things I, personally have been through during my writing career. I appreciated that this was written from the point of view of an author that has much experience in his chosen field. There were a couple of times when I felt that he got a little carried away with comparisons between his other career and writing, but it also made it easy to see a direct correlation between the world of writing, marketing, publishing and how other jobs in the world mirror the art of writing. This is written in more of a memoir style, with a nice flow. At the end of every chapter he includes things to remember in a checklist style and there is a recap at the end of the book as well. One thing I definitely took note of during reading this book, is that this guy likes his lists. He encourages the reader to make a list for this and a list for that. Wonderful for those individuals that are more organized than I happen to be. If I make a list I lose the list. The section of this book that I found the most helpful, was the one entitled "The Write Environment" where the author discusses the importance of having your own writing space and how to get your flow of creativity back when the environment you are in does not allow you distraction free writing time. Yes parents, I am talking to you.Although I'm not sure it is practical for everyone to have their own office space, he does have some good ideas for how to gain writing time for yourself with fewer distractions. I would recommend this book to authors, if you need to crack a good smile now and then and read the words of another author who understands your position, this is a good place to go. It was fun and useful. This review is based on a digital ARC from the publisher and provided by Netgalley.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Janette Fuller

    If you are a person who is driven to tell stories with words, then you have the writer gene. Mr. Orion shares his techniques, thoughts and emotions that have evolved from 25 years of professional writing. This book is for all who have the "writer gene". Dean Orion says there is no such thing as "writer's block". He believes that it is just a panic or overwhelming feeling that the answer will never come. He explains that a writer must develop a writing process that will give him the confidence and If you are a person who is driven to tell stories with words, then you have the writer gene. Mr. Orion shares his techniques, thoughts and emotions that have evolved from 25 years of professional writing. This book is for all who have the "writer gene". Dean Orion says there is no such thing as "writer's block". He believes that it is just a panic or overwhelming feeling that the answer will never come. He explains that a writer must develop a writing process that will give him the confidence and the fortitude to face this fear when it comes. "All original stories exist in a perfect state as thought forms that are separate from you. Listen and tune them in like a radio signal." Mr. Orion provides a detailed explanation of the writing process that he uses. He tells how he does research, takes notes, develops an outline, writes the first draft, receives input from other writers, makes revisions and finishes the story. He gives valuable advice on how to get paid for writing. He shares many insider's tips that will be helpful to aspiring writers. He encourages writers to connect with other writers to exchange ideas and techniques. Is it easy to be a professional writer? No, it is not easy but Mr. Orion tells writers that their voice is worthy of being heard, and the fight to make it heard is never in vain. This is a very informative book for anyone who is interested in writing. It is educational, motivational and inspirational. The author uses his writing skills to convey his passion for the craft of writing and to inspire and encourage others to use their "writer gene" to the best of their ability. Mr. Orion is very candid in explaining the process that he uses when working on a writing project. He holds nothing back...if you want to be a better writer I am sure you will benefit from this book. The author adds a bonus section to the book that details his thoughts on "interactive media and the future of storytelling". He shares his experiences writing for video game developers and the Walt Disney Company. "Live to Write Another Day" is a real treasure for writers and everyone interested in the written word. This book is a survival guide for writers and an example of what excellent writing looks like. Highly recommended.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Eustacia Tan

    What with NaNoWriMo in less than four months, I've started looking for books on writing to give me more inspiration. And this 'survival guide' is actually really good! This book is definitely geared towards making a living as a writer (it has chapters on the necessary evils of pitching and stuff), but I think on the whole, it did teach me something that I needed to learn: And the lesson is - when you finish the book, the 'umbilical cord' is cut and it's time to bring your book into the world. Get What with NaNoWriMo in less than four months, I've started looking for books on writing to give me more inspiration. And this 'survival guide' is actually really good! This book is definitely geared towards making a living as a writer (it has chapters on the necessary evils of pitching and stuff), but I think on the whole, it did teach me something that I needed to learn: And the lesson is - when you finish the book, the 'umbilical cord' is cut and it's time to bring your book into the world. Get criticism and learn from it. And that's something that I haven't done. I finished my NaNo, but I've made absolutely no progress on editing (ok, I did like, two chapters). I think one of my resolutions for this NaNo would be that if I win, I'd ask friends, aspiring writer friends (hinthintfriends!) to read and critique my story. Now for more about the book: each chapter talks about one aspect of writing, using the author's experience as material. And at the end, there's a cliff notes version and some questions that help you make concrete decisions. The questions actually seem really useful. Of particular interest was the epilogue, which looked at the future of storytelling. Storytelling isn't limited to books, movies, games, everything can become a story to be told. I still prefer the normal written text, but then again, I really loved the Ace Attorney series (and that's basically a novel told in the form of a game). It's really something to consider. Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review. This review was first posted to With Love From Japan, Eustacia, a blog about my life in Japan

  4. 5 out of 5

    GONZA

    My problem about this book is that basically, I was expecting something different; for example I thought there were fewer personal insight and more writing instruments,to invent and create short stories. Instead there are a number of little schemes, repeated several times to increase the number of pages, that refer to the author's life but do not give me the confidence to operate outside of it. Some suggestions are still interesting, if I ever decide to become a writer, as well as a reader, mayb My problem about this book is that basically, I was expecting something different; for example I thought there were fewer personal insight and more writing instruments,to invent and create short stories. Instead there are a number of little schemes, repeated several times to increase the number of pages, that refer to the author's life but do not give me the confidence to operate outside of it. Some suggestions are still interesting, if I ever decide to become a writer, as well as a reader, maybe I will use them. Il mio problema riguardo questo libro é che fondamentalmente, mi aspettavo qualcosa di diverso, per esempio pensavo ci fossero meno insight personali e piú strumenti per scrivere, inventare, creare storie insomma. Invece ci sono una serie di schemini, ripetuti piú volte per aumentare il numero delle pagine, che si rifanno alla vita dell'autore ma non mi danno la certezza di poter funzionare al di fuori di ella. Alcuni suggerimenti sono comunque interessanti, se mai dovessi decidere di diventare uno scrittore, oltre che un lettore, magari li utilizzo. THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND SKY FATHER MEDIA FOR THE PREVIEW!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Cherie

    As a bit of a writer myself I can say that I've read a lot of books on writing. I have a lot to learn still but I read such books to help me hone my craft. The one thing about reading so many of those books is it becomes hard to find a book that gives me new information. Or at least old information in a way that works. This book manages to do both things well for me. While not the most comprehensive guide to writing it still has useful information geared not just to creative writers but writers o As a bit of a writer myself I can say that I've read a lot of books on writing. I have a lot to learn still but I read such books to help me hone my craft. The one thing about reading so many of those books is it becomes hard to find a book that gives me new information. Or at least old information in a way that works. This book manages to do both things well for me. While not the most comprehensive guide to writing it still has useful information geared not just to creative writers but writers of other media. Another thing it does that I think it is in its favor is the summery notes at the end of the chapter. There is also a whole collection of the summary notes near the end of the book. At first I thought that slightly foolish given that people could just go right to that part and read all the notes. Then I remembered that an actually invested writer wouldn't do that and that to do that would only hurt the reader besides that. To see the whole review and rating please check me out at Musekicker's Reading Place.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cher Green

    Worth the read. I discovered this book on Net Galley and thought I'd give it a read. To be honest, it wasn't what I expected - an inspirational, instructional type book. It's more of a memoir of the author's journey as a writer. It was a decent read. I'm not sure if I would recommend this book to a newbie of the craft. The author seems to think either you are a writer, or you are not. Writers grow as they produce words through practice and then more practice. I felt this book may turn a few one d Worth the read. I discovered this book on Net Galley and thought I'd give it a read. To be honest, it wasn't what I expected - an inspirational, instructional type book. It's more of a memoir of the author's journey as a writer. It was a decent read. I'm not sure if I would recommend this book to a newbie of the craft. The author seems to think either you are a writer, or you are not. Writers grow as they produce words through practice and then more practice. I felt this book may turn a few one day full-fledged writers away from their dreams. I did however come away with a couple of processes I plan to try out.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Daniel

    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 2.5 of 5 There is no shortage of books about 'how to write'. What sets this particular book apart from many of the others is that it's ... well ... not really a 'how to' book at all. This is much more of a memoir of a writer. Because his life has primarily been about writing it's not surprising that he writes about writing, and along the way Orion writes about his process, offering tips and suggestions. The subtitle makes this pret This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 2.5 of 5 There is no shortage of books about 'how to write'. What sets this particular book apart from many of the others is that it's ... well ... not really a 'how to' book at all. This is much more of a memoir of a writer. Because his life has primarily been about writing it's not surprising that he writes about writing, and along the way Orion writes about his process, offering tips and suggestions. The subtitle makes this pretty specific toward someone interested in screenwriting and ... creative storytelling. Is that a thing, specific like screenwriting? Or is that just intended to broaden the potential audience? Like many other writers and hopeful writers, I've read a great number of 'how-to' books. What I've learned is that there are as many processes to getting writing done as there are writers. What works for Dean Orion may not work for me or my friends. What Orion does nicely is include summaries at the end of the chapters and there are little snippets of advice that prove quite worthy here - though Orion is not the first (nor likely the last) to offer these bits of advice. I personally liked the advice he offers in Chapter 14: The Write Community - encouraging writers to surround themselves with a community of writers. We tend to think that writing is solitary profession, and it is, but only to an extent. Most writers need the support and encouragement that only another writer can truly understand. The advice and suggestions aren't 'bad' but it's not very complete and I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend this to any of my writer or would-be writer friends. If it looks like it might appeal to you, then try it, but don't expect too many hearty recommendations for this. Looking for a good book? Live to Write Another Day by Dean Orion is a memoir/how-to-write book that is fine, but not worthy of a recommendation. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Alana

    This is a really useful guide and the first half of the book gave me a number of great tips that I am currently using to help unstick my current WIP. There were certain sections toward the end that did not really apply to me or my situation at present but were non-the-less very interesting. I found the check-lists at the end of each chapter very handy, especially when you want to quickly remind yourself of the facts at a later date without having to re-read the whole thing. Some may find the 'Wri This is a really useful guide and the first half of the book gave me a number of great tips that I am currently using to help unstick my current WIP. There were certain sections toward the end that did not really apply to me or my situation at present but were non-the-less very interesting. I found the check-lists at the end of each chapter very handy, especially when you want to quickly remind yourself of the facts at a later date without having to re-read the whole thing. Some may find the 'Writer Gene' theory a little controversial, but whether you agree with him on that point or not, there is still plenty to take away from this book. I can see myself referring back to it in the future and definitely think it is worth a read. I give Live to Write Another Day 3 out of 5 stars. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My Rating System: 1 star: I will never post a 1 star review because this means it was so bad I couldn't finish it, and I don't won't publicly rate a book I haven't read all the way through. 2 stars: I may have liked the story but it was badly written or it may have been a boring story well written. Something about it kept me reading but I didn't enjoy it. 3 stars: A good, enjoyable read. If the description appeals to you I'd recommend reading it. 4 stars: A really good book that I thoroughly enjoyed and may even read again. I will want to read other books by the same author. Highly recommend. 5 stars: Reserved for books that blew me away and whose characters I can't get out of my head. These are books that I will definitely read again, possibly several times. If I read an e-book version I may even have to go buy a hard copy for my shelves. Why are you still here? Go read this book right now.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Hunter

    ‘Live to Write Another Day’ is part craft / part auto-biographical in some aspects. Drawn from Orion’s many years writing for the film and television industry, and interestingly, for interactive games and edutainment such as Disney’s parks, the book provides some simple responses to process. Orion’s chapters on process are brief, and summarised with a bullet list – these lists are amalgamated into a final chapter for reference. Written with a fair bit of humour, the brief chapters make for a quic ‘Live to Write Another Day’ is part craft / part auto-biographical in some aspects. Drawn from Orion’s many years writing for the film and television industry, and interestingly, for interactive games and edutainment such as Disney’s parks, the book provides some simple responses to process. Orion’s chapters on process are brief, and summarised with a bullet list – these lists are amalgamated into a final chapter for reference. Written with a fair bit of humour, the brief chapters make for a quick read. As a slow reader, I managed to get through the book in only a few hours. Crafting-wise, I found an epiphany for my own work in a brief chapter where Orion discussed the differences between villains and villainy. I was able to go back to an area that was blocking my own revision work, and look at it from a very different perspective. It requires a large rewrite and revision planning pass, but the story will be much better for it. Orion’s tips on giving and receiving notes (feedback) on our drafts was another winner for me. He broaches giving feedback in a positive way. As somebody not particularly experienced in giving or receiving feedback, I walked away with a new understanding of how I could manage and enjoy the process in both directions. For these reasons, although I wouldn’t recommend the book to new writers looking for much more crafting help, I will be giving Live to Write Another Day five stars, and recommend it for writers looking for advice and stories from a pro-writer.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Syahira

    For obvious reasons, I've been reading a lot of non-fiction about writing and its so happens that this pops up in Netgalley. Unfortunately, I had expected more out of this book and it doesn't deliver much. Mostly, because I expected a writing reference, not a memoir on writing experience. Sure, there are checklist on writing and lists but it was nothing new and quite basic. The most prominent part in this book is about the writer himself which pretty much redundant unless you personally know the For obvious reasons, I've been reading a lot of non-fiction about writing and its so happens that this pops up in Netgalley. Unfortunately, I had expected more out of this book and it doesn't deliver much. Mostly, because I expected a writing reference, not a memoir on writing experience. Sure, there are checklist on writing and lists but it was nothing new and quite basic. The most prominent part in this book is about the writer himself which pretty much redundant unless you personally know the author's work or had admiration over him or something. There's a lot of things can be paraphrased without the whole first person narrating. Personally, I don't want to read about the writer's daily life and stuff since I am not familiar with the writer's work to begin with and a person could just google about on the web for free. I could say it is a turn off unless you're one of those still in that phase of "Can you teach me how to write?" and if there's not much writing books in the market to begin with. Honestly, there's nothing unique about the book unless you are a writer yourself and want to read about a writer's life, maybe that's for you. But I want to read about what I don't already know, and I didn't get any what I don't know from this. So its clearly my issue. The ARC is provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Suzy Wilson

    For me, the first step to getting back to writing has been to start to read again. So I am. So, when this title popped up on NetGalley, I thought I would give it a look, and I'm glad that I did. A nice, balanced collection of hints, tips and how-to's from a professional writer, this book worked for me. While the existence of a 'writing gene' is arguable, it is a good analogy for a creative spark - and that creativity, the compulsion to tell stories, is one of the defining tenets of humanity. In eve For me, the first step to getting back to writing has been to start to read again. So I am. So, when this title popped up on NetGalley, I thought I would give it a look, and I'm glad that I did. A nice, balanced collection of hints, tips and how-to's from a professional writer, this book worked for me. While the existence of a 'writing gene' is arguable, it is a good analogy for a creative spark - and that creativity, the compulsion to tell stories, is one of the defining tenets of humanity. In every culture, there are those who hold and pass on the history and the passions of the generations before, as well as the aspirations and fears of their own - and then there are the comedians. I also believe in the value of procrastination - where one has this luxury. I've been perfecting it for a long time - mostly, these days, by reading books on how to be a successful writer! That said, I liked the book. It was written with an easy style, and not a little humour. The process in LIVE TO WRITE ANOTHER DAY, works for Mr Orion. Maybe it will work for others too. Thank you to Sky Father Media and NetGalley for the e-copy of the ARC upon which I based this review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    June Stevens

    There is a "writing gene" and procrastination is an art. Those are just two of the claims made by author Dean Orion in his book Live to Write Another Day. I agree, wholeheartedly, with both assertions. While this book is geared towards Screenwriters, as that is the industry Dean Orion lives in, as a book writer I found Live to Write Another Day informative, witty, and relate-able. This isn't a "how-to" book, so much as a "this is what works for me" book. Which, is what I think every "how-to" boo There is a "writing gene" and procrastination is an art. Those are just two of the claims made by author Dean Orion in his book Live to Write Another Day. I agree, wholeheartedly, with both assertions. While this book is geared towards Screenwriters, as that is the industry Dean Orion lives in, as a book writer I found Live to Write Another Day informative, witty, and relate-able. This isn't a "how-to" book, so much as a "this is what works for me" book. Which, is what I think every "how-to" book on writing actually should be, or at least they should have the "this is what works for me, maybe it will work for you" disclaimer across the front. But, I digress. To get back to the topic at hand, Orion delivers helpful tips in a fun, conversational, memoir-like tone. While I, personally, didn't take a lot of "new" information away, I did enjoy reading the book mostly because it made me feel like, "Wow, I'm not the only one that struggles with that" or "yep, I totally relate to that". I definitely recommend this to newbies to the writing field as well as seasoned vets. If you don't learn something new, you will definitely get in a laugh and relate.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Traxy Thornfield

    While this isn’t a really long book, it’s a good read. Author and screenwriter Dean Orion shares the insights he’s gathered from his many years of writing. Whether you’re struggling with writer’s block or procrastination, he gives you ideas on how to get back on track. Using many anecdotes from his own life, the reader (or, rather, aspiring writer) gets a good idea of what working as a writer is actually like, along with many good examples of what you should avoid – and why – and also the sort of While this isn’t a really long book, it’s a good read. Author and screenwriter Dean Orion shares the insights he’s gathered from his many years of writing. Whether you’re struggling with writer’s block or procrastination, he gives you ideas on how to get back on track. Using many anecdotes from his own life, the reader (or, rather, aspiring writer) gets a good idea of what working as a writer is actually like, along with many good examples of what you should avoid – and why – and also the sort of things you are better off knowing. The tone of the book is friendly and oftentimes amusing, and I found it very easy to read. It also gave me lots of inspiration, so it’s definitely a book I would recommend to anyone who wants to be a writer – whether it’s for professional purposes or just for a love of the craft.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mary Chrapliwy

    Dean Orion has been writing for a long time and he shares his years of experience and techniques for survival in this indispensable book. Life for a writer is hard. There are people out there who don't have the "writer's gene" and therefore, can never understand how writers think and what they go through. Orion shares techniques he has used over the years, not just with dealing with those who don't have the writer's gene, but also others who do. Though it sounds like Orion writes mostly screenpl Dean Orion has been writing for a long time and he shares his years of experience and techniques for survival in this indispensable book. Life for a writer is hard. There are people out there who don't have the "writer's gene" and therefore, can never understand how writers think and what they go through. Orion shares techniques he has used over the years, not just with dealing with those who don't have the writer's gene, but also others who do. Though it sounds like Orion writes mostly screenplays, he has something in this book for every writer. Though mostly for newer writers, even people who have read a multitude of books on the subject can learn something new from Orion. Mostly, this is an excellent resource for beginners.

  15. 4 out of 5

    sofareader

    Do you know what is to have a tinny bug that makes you write? To create a story out of an image? You love to tell stories? If you do, that book is perfect for you! After reading serious and funny books about writing, I found a balanced one. “Live to Write Another Day” was an amazing reading. Actually, was more than a reading, it was a good experience. Serious and spiced with a little humour. I found here that writing is difficult (i allready knew, but never is too much to be remembered...), takes Do you know what is to have a tinny bug that makes you write? To create a story out of an image? You love to tell stories? If you do, that book is perfect for you! After reading serious and funny books about writing, I found a balanced one. “Live to Write Another Day” was an amazing reading. Actually, was more than a reading, it was a good experience. Serious and spiced with a little humour. I found here that writing is difficult (i allready knew, but never is too much to be remembered...), takes a lot of work, time, and some extra skills to see the final work in a Bookshelf... Yet, the most important thing I got from here was: Never give up!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ray Frost

    Funny, engaging, practical. To other commenters, I think the writer gene is simply talent. With that said, I think Dean definitely has the talent and experience and patience to write this survival book. Only thing I would ask him to watch out for is his eclectic use of different styles of writing. One time he's serious, and the next sentence he's funny. Nothing really wrong with that. It might just be confusing to people looking for a clear handbook. But personally, I would rather it stay the sa Funny, engaging, practical. To other commenters, I think the writer gene is simply talent. With that said, I think Dean definitely has the talent and experience and patience to write this survival book. Only thing I would ask him to watch out for is his eclectic use of different styles of writing. One time he's serious, and the next sentence he's funny. Nothing really wrong with that. It might just be confusing to people looking for a clear handbook. But personally, I would rather it stay the same. This style makes it more interesting to read.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Pedro

    First of all thank you to the publisher and to netgalley for the e-copy for this review. Secondly, let me just tell you what a great book this is. It's very easy and fast to read. It's not extensive. However it does give you a very good general idea of what writing really is over the 14 short chapters. An amazing idea is the end-chapter topic list, which is featured at the end of the book. It really summarises the chapter wonderfully. All in all a good book for people who wish to know the basics First of all thank you to the publisher and to netgalley for the e-copy for this review. Secondly, let me just tell you what a great book this is. It's very easy and fast to read. It's not extensive. However it does give you a very good general idea of what writing really is over the 14 short chapters. An amazing idea is the end-chapter topic list, which is featured at the end of the book. It really summarises the chapter wonderfully. All in all a good book for people who wish to know the basics of what you need for writing.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    Today on The Reading Frenzy I'm interviewing Dean about his book-interested come take a look http://thereadingfrenzy.blogspot.com/... Today on The Reading Frenzy I'm interviewing Dean about his book-interested come take a look http://thereadingfrenzy.blogspot.com/...

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kenya Wright

    Good book for beginning writers. I do feel like I knew a lot of this stuff already.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kim

  21. 4 out of 5

    Catherine Ensley

    So, this book is fine. I've read a ton of motivational writing books. This one says the same things that all of the rest do. The trick, I think, is to bring up the same information in a truly unique way. Or to add new information into the mix. While this book is fine, or good, or nice (notice the bland descriptive words?), it doesn't have the qualities it needs to streak to the head of the line or to burst out of the pack entirely. So, this book is fine. I've read a ton of motivational writing books. This one says the same things that all of the rest do. The trick, I think, is to bring up the same information in a truly unique way. Or to add new information into the mix. While this book is fine, or good, or nice (notice the bland descriptive words?), it doesn't have the qualities it needs to streak to the head of the line or to burst out of the pack entirely.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nolan

  23. 4 out of 5

    C.E. Hart

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Bacall

  25. 4 out of 5

    Shawn

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

  27. 5 out of 5

    Paingod

  28. 4 out of 5

    Miss Kimberly Ruth Leman

  29. 5 out of 5

    Andreia Rosa

  30. 4 out of 5

    Arunmozhi

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