There is something about a machine named the “bestseller-ometer” that has a snake oil feel to it, and yet The Bestseller Code by Jodie Archer and Matthew L.
“A beautiful and unstinting look at the inner thoughts and difficult choices made by writers who dig past the false self to confront a truer, more honest version of themselves.”
“Let’s get one thing straight right from the beginning,” says Mary Norris. “I didn’t set out to be a comma queen.
“The Hollywood stereotype of the 19th century war correspondent, or any newspaperman of that period, was a young single white male with a penchant for alcohol and a dream of writing the gre
“Indexing is an art. Not everyone will find it interesting . . .
“. . . does provide excellent guidance on structure and mechanics . . .”
“With more than 80 contributors covering various aspect of speculative fiction, there is bound to be something for everyone.”
“. . . brilliant writing and original and startling observations . . .”
“. . . like having a writing coach in the palm of your hand.”
Writing a book, any book, is a journey.
“. . . will empower you to give the technique a try.”
Barbara Abercrombie has packed her extensive knowledge into an exercise book for writers.
“Ms. Goldberg pushes the reader past fear and doubt into a glorious empowerment . . .”
The road to good writing does not proceed in a straight line.
“To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction provides clues as to how one might aspire to write the way Mr. Lopate does.”
“All writers, seasoned or newbie, should read, absorb, and put to use the lessons Don McNair offers . . .”
“. . . an entertaining book for fans and writers of all levels.”
“. . . learn to express yourself in a language that is in alignment with your true nature.”
“. . . [a] worthwhile addition to any word-lover’s book shelf.”
“. . . an honest portrayal of the battles of a few meant to benefit not only themselves but those who came after them.”
“Ms. Baranick contrives one cringe-worthy analogy after another.”
“. . . a devotional on the subject of writing. A paean.”
“In Mr. Rowse’s opinion, what we may be losing in terms of linguistic perfection is actually leading us to communicate more and thus to greater understanding between people.
“A master in his own right, . . .