Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing by Meg Leder
The articles are organized into sections: The Craft; The Art; The Process; The Genres; The Market Place; and The Interviews. While most of the articles contain gems of wisdom, some fall flat. I found the first three sections to be the most interesting to me, a newbie.
There are interviews with several household names and a couple of my favorite authors. But I was disappointed. I found most to be just filler, occupying several pages without saying anything important.
While it may be a Complete Handbook, it certainly is not a how-to book. I think it will be useful as a source of ideas on how to make my manuscript better after it is written.
I give The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing two stars.