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Passible Prose in Thirty-Days,
This review is from: No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days: A High-velocity, Low-stress Way to Write a Novel in 30 Days (Paperback)
Other books talk about writing as a serious art form, or as a blood, sweat and tears way of earning a living.
This book is for the "I'd write a novel if I only had the time" crowd - which are what most participants of the National Novel Writing Month Challenge (aka nanowrimo) are. If you are looking for a book on how to write the great novel, this one just lightly skims over what you've probably read in other books. Pass it by.
If you are looking for a book that says: "Shut your internal editor in a cage for 30 days and Get The Book Out of Your System", this is a book worth buying. It won't help you write the Great Novel, but it will motivate you, my fellow closet scribblers, to feel great about writing the one you're thought about writing, even if the end result seems poor. Because, bad or good, you can look into the mirror and say I wrote a 50,000 word work of fiction in 30 days.
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Initial post: 7 Nov 2013 00:36:54 GMT
Miss Chinaski says:
What a judgmental, unhelpful review from someone who has entirely missed the point of NaNoWriMo. Here, in actual bodily form, is that voice in the head that stops a lot of writers from even starting. Of course the first draft is rubbish! That's why it's called 'rough'. Best to make a decision on whether or not a person wants to purchase this book is by reading other reviews here, by people who understand what writing is actually *about*.
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