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How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them--A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide by [Howard Mittelmark, Sandra Newman]

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How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them--A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide Kindle Edition

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Length: 274 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
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Authors and editors Mittlemark and Newman identify writing pitfalls in each aspect of novel writing.... A great resource, this tongue-in-cheek guide is a fun read with a lot of solid advice for would-be novelists.--Publishers Weekly

This writing how-to should carry a warning: it's the kind of book one reads at the expense of other responsibilities....a surprisingly distinctive approach within the crowded category of novel-writing guides.--Library Journal

"[A] hilarious, wickedly observed and deeply useful guide."--The Observer, review by Kate Saunders

"Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark have produced an invaluable guide."--The Independent

"The teaching of creative writing just entered a whole new era with the publication of How Not to Write a Novel. Heavens, what a joy this book is...."--Lynne Truss --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN : B00166YCBU
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial (17 March 2009)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 317 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Not Enabled
  • Print length : 274 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 319 ratings

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