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Writers seeking concrete paths for improvement could not go wrong with two new Writer's Digest guides: each provides rules and guidelines for improved writing. Karen S. Wiesner's First Draft In 30 Days: A Novel Writer's System For Building A Complete And Cohesive Manuscript (1582972966, $19.99) doesn't just admonish that rewrites are necessary: it shows how to avoid rewrites by producing an outline so detailed that it can double as a first draft. Character sketches, plots, scenes: all can be condensed into a draft outline which works, and Wiesner's chapters set the foundation for producing outlines for all aspects of plots, subplots and more. A clear set of rules any would-be writer should keep close at hand, Robert Masello's Robert's Rules Of Writing: 101 Unconventional Lessons Every Writer Needs To Know (1582973-261, $14.99) isn't just another reference: it delivers a set of techniques for encouraging uninhibited writings, from remaining faithful and true to personal style and form to handling dialogue and handling story structure.
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Title Annotation:First Draft In 30 Days: A Novel Writer's System For Building A Complete And Cohesive Manuscript; Robert's Rules Of Writing: 101 Unconventional Lessons Every Writer Needs To Know
Publication:The Bookwatch
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jun 1, 2005
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