Good for beginners
, 26 July 2008
This review is from: Plot (Elements of Fiction Writing) (Hardcover)
For a beginner, I think this book is pretty handy. I don't have a problem with the titles the author refers to (Star Wars, Lord Of The Flies and so on) because they're books/films a lot of people have access to so if you're going to refer to other works, choose those which you can assume most people have read/seen.
Although the author uses other books as examples, in addition to this I would have preferred some written examples, such as in the case of "show, don't tell". A lot of beginners are confused by the show not tell thing, so some examples would have been good.
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