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6 von 6 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen This book deserved editiorial reviews!
Along with Renni Brown's Self Editing for Fiction Writers and Bird by Bird, this has become one of my favorite books on writing. I just read it yesterday and am amazed at how good it was. I expected another ho-humish how-to with the same old Writers Digest advice but got instead exciting insights, analysis of fine literature, and professional tips on how to improve my...
Am 29. Dezember 1999 veröffentlicht

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3.0 von 5 Sternen Gute Einführung, etwas langatmig
Für Menschen die überlegen ein Buch zu schreiben gute Einführung mit vielen Beispielen. Leider auch viele Wiederholungen, dadurch langatmig. In der Kürze liegt die Würze.
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6 von 6 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen This book deserved editiorial reviews!, 29. Dezember 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-By-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Along with Renni Brown's Self Editing for Fiction Writers and Bird by Bird, this has become one of my favorite books on writing. I just read it yesterday and am amazed at how good it was. I expected another ho-humish how-to with the same old Writers Digest advice but got instead exciting insights, analysis of fine literature, and professional tips on how to improve my novel. I especially liked the way the author kept referring to several master works (A Christmas Carol, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, Madam Bovary, Lolita, and The Godfather) to illustrate his points about how to have a premise, internal and external conflict, and a satisfying climax. I loved the tips for avoiding melodrama and producing dramatic literature instead, as well as the original suggestions for improving dialogue, tips I have not encountered in a dozen other books. I am a journalist seven-eigths done with my first novel and think this book would be great for both beginners and those who have been working on their craft for years. Frey has something unique to say and says it so well that it is a treat to read. His gift of self-expression and insights into writing make the qualities of fine fiction understandable and something one can learn to reproduce. The book has a scholarly foundation (with helpful references and research) and original premises but is very funny and entertaining, too.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Most Practical Manual on Fiction Writing, 12. Juli 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-By-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling (Gebundene Ausgabe)
James Frey, where were you when I was taking all those creative writing workshops back in college? His insistence on the Three C's of Premise (character, conflict and conclusion) says it all. He offers practical, down-to-earth advice on writing fiction you will not find in most of the college creative writing workshops, which naturally are mainly taught by very artistic, literary-oriented writer/instructors who do not believe in the validity of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Michael Crichton or any other best-selling, "commerical" authors.
If you want to write fiction that sells to the masses, at the same time use all the necessary literary conventions used by even the most Pulitzer-winner writers, this book is for you. Frey cannot in the thin volume of this book make you into a writer. What he does is give you a fast, concise rundown on the main techniques that are critical to the story, as well as ways to avoid pitfalls. Every good novel from my experience, whether it be a critically-acclaimed "literary" piece or a commercial bestseller, contains the elements discussed in the book.
If you're in to pretentious books on writing, books that are geared toward English Literature majors, this book is not for you. If you want hard, practical easy reading manual on that silly enjoyable thing you love doing (writing fiction), this book is must for you.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Hard as Stone Structure and Storytelling, 28. April 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-By-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Mr. Frey does a great job of narrowing down the structure of a good novel to its essentials (i.e. Plot, Character, Theme). Every book I've ever read and remembered for more than ten minutes after I closed the cover had these elements in abundance. He offers good and hard to follow advice as to how to write a novel (You *have* to sit down and do the writing!). Excellent reading even if you have no intention of writing a damn good novel because it gives the guidelines for judging whether a novel is damn good or not.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Gute Einführung, etwas langatmig, 5. Juni 2014
Für Menschen die überlegen ein Buch zu schreiben gute Einführung mit vielen Beispielen. Leider auch viele Wiederholungen, dadurch langatmig. In der Kürze liegt die Würze.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Iinteressante Lektüre., 2. Mai 2011
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-By-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Die Leseprobe hat mir persönlich sehr gut gefallen und mich neugierig auf das Buch gemacht. Der Schreibstil ist sehr flüssig - werde weiter lesen.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Three Lines That Make This Book Great:, 5. Oktober 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-By-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling (Gebundene Ausgabe)
"No one pays to see Muhammad Ali fight a crippled midget."(p31)
". . . you don't make steel in a hot tub; you make it in a blast furnace."(p154)
"Was it the genius that drove him [Hemmingway] to work hard, or was it hard work that resulted in works of genius?"(p160)
I read this book in a single sitting without trouble. It enjoyable, funny and very smooth. I am a beginner writer and Frey has given me confidence and know-how to dive into the world of novel writing. I will continue to read and re-read this book for as long as I write. It is simple yet complex enough to be very usefull.
I can't wait to order Part II!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen ALL writers should read this neat book, 12. Januar 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-By-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Hi from the UK I'm a multi-published prize winning author (NOW) but Frey's book was seminal for me and I loved it when I was still finding my way. What I call theme and Frey calls Premise? i never QUITE grasped it until HTWADGN1 and James cracked it for me. I've not looked back since. I thought this book was long out of print and I tell all my students to find a copy. Now I can tell them to buy a nice new one!
Alex Keegan, Bath, England
Mystery Novels (5) and literary short story writer.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen First book to read for a new fiction writer, 5. Februar 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-By-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I have read this book and II. I have also taken his three-day writing course. You will find him critical, arrogant, impatient, occassionally hostile, in short the best course a fiction writer can take.
His initial salvo is, "Where's the F***ing Conflict?" In honor of his salvo we have named our critique group in Jim's honor, WTFC Critique Group.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen good for the overview, 21. Mai 2008
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There are no details on which words to choose or how to write a sentence. But if you are looking for advice on how to build up a novel this is the best book! And good fun aswell.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen How To Write a Damn Good Novel, 7. Januar 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-By-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling (Gebundene Ausgabe)
This is one of the best books I have ever read about how to write a novel. James Frey is a damn good teacher. In my opinion anyway. He gives great examples of what he is trying to teach or explain to you. I had absolutely no problems reading this book. I have read that people keep this book beside their word processor/computer and now I know why. It has got to be the best how-to-do book ever written. If and when I get my first published book, I will have to owe a great deal of grattitude to James Frey. I would recommend this book to ANYONE! Whether they are new in the field or a pro at it, it is definitely a MUST HAVE BOOK!
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