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    On writing and other How-to-write-a-book books.

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    Mac
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    On writing and other How-to-write-a-book books.

    Post by Mac on Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:44 pm

    Have you heard of Stephen King's book On Writing? I was surprised no one mentioned it until now (in this section). Anyway, have any of you read any How-to-write-a-book books? I read Wannabe a writer?, Wannabe a writer we've heard of? and how to write a novel and get it published. The latter is more serious and the first 2 are more light hearted and I personally found hilarious and quite chatty, as if the author was talking to you. Did you benefit from reading similar books?
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    Re: On writing and other How-to-write-a-book books.

    Post by Maris on Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:15 pm

    I read Stephen King's On Writing. It's certainly good to get advice from published authors.


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    Re: On writing and other How-to-write-a-book books.

    Post by Tia on Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:26 pm

    I've never really read a How to write book. I probably should. Out of the ones you listed, which one did you like the best?
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    Re: On writing and other How-to-write-a-book books.

    Post by Mac on Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:00 pm

    Depends really. I found How to write a novel etc really useful information wise but the Wannabe one's were totally hilarious and gave some excellent tips, anecdotes etc on how to get published on nearly everything you can write Smile

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