Book Review: The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing (Writer’s Digest)

The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing: Everything You Need To Know About Creating & Selling Your Work (Writers Digest)The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing: Everything You Need To Know About Creating & Selling Your Work by Writer’s Digest Books
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An excellent writing guide, suited for writers of all levels.

I think this collection of essays and articles will have the most utility to the beginning writer. There’s everything a writer who has decided to be serious about it will need. How to get started. How to find time for writing. Pacing. Character. Plot. Theme. Genre. It’s all there.

It will be almost as good for the intermediate writer. Agents. Publishing. Whether to go indie or traditional.

Even the active, professional publishing writer will get stuff out of this. Marketing. Advanced writing techniques. Movie rights.

As an emerging neo-pro with some publications but no big successes yet, I got quite a lot out of it. The whole thing was worth the read, and I think I’m going to keep it in my personal library, rather than pass it along. I will likely reference it again several times in the future.

In short: highly recommended to writers of all levels.

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