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Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II: Story Structure for Pantsers and Plotters Kindle Edition
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Having said that, I think that reading the book closely and doing all the "exercises" might help an inexperienced writer of genre fiction quite a bit. The author explains in detail how to structure (popular) novels/movies, and also gives lots of examples.
I cannot imagine, however, that the book would be very helpful to anyone trying to write something I would afterwards call "literature". Literature is, I would argue, not created by following recipes.
Personally, I was also rather irritated with the author's repetitiveness. I am usually able to grasp concepts, especially rather simplistic ones, the first time they are explained; I do not need constant formulaic reminders. It seemed to me like some of the repetitions might have stemmed from the author's rewriting/rearranging the book between the first and second editions; these should have been pointed out by her editor.
All in all: possibly useful for aspiring writers of popular fiction, but probably not for anyone else.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.
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Yes, this book analyses romance films, but it is full of amazing advice no matter what genre you write. There is ALOT of information in here. I will have to reread it a few times for everything to sink in, but as I read, I kept thanking Ms. Sokoloff for writing this book and it generated lots of ideas for my own book. I know I will be referring to it constantly.
I have read over a dozen writing books and am very pleased I bought Ms. Sokoloff's book. She gives some new advice and views I haven't come across yet. Trust me, buy the book.
There are many how-to books available to writers--I've read a great many of them over the years. But Alexandra Sokoloff's is my go-to book whenever I'm in the planning and plotting process. I highly recommend it!