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The very first book every aspiring writer should read
on 29 July 2016
I absolutely very strongly recommend this book to any and all aspiring writers. Mr. Bell has a way of explaining initially-seemingly abstract concepts in a way that anybody can understand. Right from the beginning, he assumes that you have the story inside you, and have no idea how to get it out, and over the course of the book, gives you very real, practical techniques you can use to get ideas on paper right now. The chapters on how to organize parallel plots and on how to organize individual scenes (on their own and within chapters) are already worth the cost of the book itself. He also manages to keep the book fun and lighthearted, which I would never have expected from a book on how to construct a story. I would actually recommend pairing this together with the book "Make a Scene" by Jordan Rosenfeld, and if you put in the personal effort, all in all, you should be able to get your book, at the very least, drafted almost entirely from those two titles. Highly recommended!!