Friday, February 28, 2014

How to Write a Novel (Brian Richards)

How to Write a Novel
Brian Richards
Amazon Digital Services
Nonfiction, Writing
**+ (Bad/Okay)

DESCRIPTION: From idea generation to publishing, learn how to write a novel in this short guide.
A Kindle-exclusive title.

REVIEW: Some subjects simply cannot be adequately discussed in 32 pages, such as writing a novel. Nevertheless, Richards attempts it... and, unfortunately, falls short of the mark. He seems unaware that there are, in fact, many ways to successfully write a novel: his strict adherence to one method, in a my-way-or-the-highway approach, is neither as helpful nor as sure-fire as he advertizes. He also glosses over traditional publishing options and finding an agent, perhaps considering them obsolete gatekeepers. Ultimately, there's nothing here that one can't find in other, better writing guides.

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