Offers more than seventy-five exercises for both beginners and more experienced writers. This book features exercises designed to develop and refine two basic skills: writing like a writer and, thinking like a writer. It deals with such topics as: discovering where to start and end a story and transforming real events into fiction.Offers more than seventy-five exercises for both beginners and more experienced writers. This book features exercises designed to develop and refine two basic skills: writing like a writer and, thinking like a writer. It deals with such topics as: discovering where to start and end a story and transforming real events into fiction.Read Less
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What if is an interesting book for whow is now begging to read about the craft of writing, or just wanna to masterize his skills with helpful exercises. In comparison with other books, much more brilliant about writing itself, like the wonderful Teoria y tecnica del cuento, from E. A. Imbert, the book is very disapointing. However, I don't think that the authors of What if intended do go much deep in theorical or philosophical problems of writing. It's a book of exercises, nothing more then that.
Oct 5, 2007
it juices up your brain.
First make sure to get at least the 2nd edition of this book-- I accidentally ordered the first ed. which is still good, but 300 pages shorter and missing all the short stories in the 2nd edition and beyond. It's not a "here are five steps to write a novel." Instead, it helps you think like a writer and juice up some hot ideas in your head.
Sep 20, 2007
What every writer needs in their arsenal
This book is really great the exercises are clear precise and aconcise they give examples of what came from other students I reccommend this book to everyone that wants to write
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