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Another Writing Book: Just What We Need

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NovelIdeasDo we really need another book about writing? The world seems overflowing with books from authors for other authors about being an author. Is there a smidgen of room left on the book shelf for another such tome?

Well, perhaps. What if the “new” book was different? What if the title was Novel Ideas and the thrust of the book was truly not previously presented?

This is apparently what Barbara Shoup and Margaret-Love Denman have achieved. Now, I haven’t read the book myself (yet), but this one does intrigue me. If what Ian Scheffler reports is true, we writers may be in for a special treat.

According to Scheffler, these two creative writing teachers have written a book about the process and experience of writing after interviewing a broad range of accomplished writers. Scheffler claims that, “. . . the diversity of experience among the writers interviewed leaves something unique for every reader.”

Every reader, huh?

Have you read Novel Ideas? If so, what did you think of it?

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© Julie Pierce and Brittle Skillet, 2009-2011.

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Written by Julie Pierce

August 10, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Posted in Writing

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  1. Brilliant stuff but thought I would let you know that I’mhaving difficulty viewing in my browser (Google Chrome

    AliceD

    February 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm

  2. Well written post. Will there be a follow up sometime soon?

    Noble Title

    March 28, 2010 at 12:15 pm

  3. That really capurtes the spirit of it. Thanks for posting.

    Satchell

    December 14, 2011 at 2:31 am


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