Friday, 20 October 2017

Writing With Style

Writing with Style(2008) Post 294

Writing with Style  is another one in my practical workshop series. If a manuscript has gone wrong in the plot department, the fix is something like an operation. If it goes wrong in the style department, it needs systemic medicine. It's far easier to fix the problem before it gets established. This book aims to help with that. The aim of the original five workshop books (Style, Idea, Plot, Character and Dialogue) was to cut problems off at the pass. Since all the books include exercises, it's possible to use them to produce one or more novels that potentially need only a light copy-edit. This one showcases a lot of stylistic problems and suggests ways to prevent them and also to fix them if they're already happening. In 2016 I decided to update this book among many others, and rather than re-produce a dozen or more separate books, I produced Everything You Want to Know About Writing and More, Much More - 2016 (Post 207)
Writing With Style IS still available on its own, though.


Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service.

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