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on 1 April 2005
I've been writing for a while, although I'm not yet published, but out of all the crass material out there for budding writers, I found this book to be certainly the best I've read by a long stretch. Its forte is is its direct approach to the 'how tos' of writing. The author is obvioulsy a writer, he even has his own publishing company, also writing columns for various famous genre magazines such as Cemetary Dance, and he is extremely well respected in the industry. This means you're getting it straight from the horse's mouth (to quote a terrible cliche) instead of the information you get from many self-help books that seem to be written by failed or only partially successful authors. This book is practical, down to earth and realistic about writing and I would advise any budding author to get a copy for the bookshelf, even if it means retiring some of those other less useful how-tos.
Oh, and good luck with your writing...