Review elements of fiction ARC #bookreview by Walter Mosley

Title- Elements of fiction

Author- Walter Mosley

Publisher- Grover pr

Genre- nonfiction, writing skills

Pages- 115

My Rating – 3.5/5

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This is my second book about writing. first one was Writing to be understood by Anne Janzer.

I liked elements of fiction and read it in single session of reading.
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There are great authors who never went to college. And there are no set rules and secret formula about writing a book.
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This book is simple and tries to remain grounded while telling reader basic things about writing.
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It depicts magnanimous nature of a story and how story is bigger than any IQ and any brain.
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It shows basic things like character, plot, context, narration and author shows use of these by writing simle paragraphs within the essay.
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Best part is that book is enjoyable and informative. There is no non logical stuff or hollow facts. Aurhor appreciates that story writing is an art which can only improve by writing.
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I liked genuine criticism of creative writing courses by author and he emphasises that each blank page should be approached like a curious baby and secrets should be discovered.
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Story is a living thing and it should be allowed to grow. We only need to groom it.
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.Lovely book for any book reader who is nursing thoughts of writing himself someday.
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Things that I disliked is its roller cister style. You enter one part of a story to depict particular aspect of a writing characteristic and skills. Then you abandon that narrative and start a new trail.

It could be little confusing sometimes.

Thanks netgalley and publisher for review copy.

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