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The best ‘how to’ writing book I’ve ever bought – and I’ve bought a few. Down to earth and written in a non-preachy sort of way, her advice is easily digested but with enough zest and sparkle that it doesn’t sound like you’ve heard it all before. Nothing like the dry martini of some other instructionals but more the literary equivalent of a smooth mango daiquiri with lychee twist. Particuarly enjoyed the chapter entitled “THE HORROR! THE HORROR! on writing ghost stories.
The author describes herself as a “slow writer by inclination” (p 129) and for that we should be thankful because this book is very well thought out not to mention comforting and inspriring. Thanks to Bridget I also now know what litotes are!
Includes many references to interesting websites eg.https://coffitivity.com/
as well as other recommended guides.
I purchased this book simply for its title and am so glad I did.Prized and helpful to the extreme, BACK TO CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL deserves it’s reputation as the creative writing bible. Cherishable.
Thank you for your glorious review – I should really print it out, frame it and look at it whenever writing feels as dreary as trudging through mud in oversized wellingtons. Thank you also for posting it on AmazonUS and AmazonUK – that’s really helpful. Could I be cheeky and suggest you might want to be the first reviewer on Amazon.au? Well, if you don’t ask…
If I had my way Bridget, this review would be front page of the New York Times! Amazon Australia – now done. Goodreads – done. The cheeky pleasure, as they say, was all mine.