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The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes When you write fiction, you march onto a minefield This book gives you a map Oh, what tricky terrain you re traveling You must reckon with Character, Conflict, Point of View, Dialogue, Editors, Editors, and Editors, who by returning stories they see as problem plagued can burst your hopes of publication Where are the problems Editors rarely take the time to map them out, so Jack Bickham has In this book, he spotlights the 38 most common fiction writing land mines writing mistakes that can turn even dynamite story ideas into slush pile rejects And he guides you in overcoming them In to the point style, he shows you how to conquer procrastination and put ink on paper regularly dump wimpy characters and build characters ready to act look for trouble and create conflicts for your characters cut coincidence and put better than life logic into fiction escape the fog and find and stick to your story s direction free feelings and fire your fiction with passion and emotion In short, Bickham helps you take a giant step toward publication Read this book Strengthen your writing And start setting off explosions where they belong on the sales charts. New Read Kindle ePUB The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes author Jack M. Bickham – wholesalesweetshop.co.uk

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  1. Some excellent ideas and some I disagree with Worth trying for beginning writers.I ve edited quotations for brevity.TWO IDEAS I LIKE 1 Character Actions page 104 Characters should do things for what they see as good reasons and that will achieve their ends Don t have characters do things just because you, the author, want them to Personally, I do not like the following which I have seen too often.1 a character lies which does not fit his motivations.2 heroine stupidity I m happy to re Some excellent ideas and some I disagree with Worth trying for beginning writers.I ve edited quotations for brevity.TWO IDEAS I LIKE 1 Character Actions page 104 Characters should do things for what they see as good reasons and that will achieve their ends Don t have characters do things just because you, the author, want them to Personally, I do not like the following which I have seen too often.1 a character lies which does not fit his motivations.2 heroine stupidity I m happy to read about a flawed or stupid heroine,...

  2. Bickham is well aware that there cannot be a one size fits all approach to advice on writing, but he does seem aggressive in his presentation that there is a formula left somewhat nebulous to the craft What is most disappointing is his absolute insistence that readers are stupid, lazy, and need to be spoon fed every little bit of information, whereas published authors and editors are definitionally masters of the craft and the only voices an unpublished, aspiring author should consider wort Bickham is well aware that there cannot be a one size fits all approach to advice on writing, but he does seem aggressive in his presentation that there is a formula left somewhat nebulous to the craft What is most disappointing is his absolute insistence that readers are stupid, lazy, and need to be spoon fed every little bit of information, whereas published authors and editors are definitionally masters of the craft and the only voices an unpublished, aspiring author should consider worthy of his or her time If this is not how Professor Bickham feels, then he needs to make a few revisions to this work, because it is clearly what he wrote At the same time, he attacks the academic interpretation of literature and a small, possibly imagined cadre of authors who claim that they don t have a formula for writing I would say that about ten of his mistakes are arguably not mistakes at all not even artistic choices , but rather an expression of a man who is too used to writing formula fict...

  3. I ve heard the content elsewhere except, Don t Take it to the Writer s Club Meeting This advice I have long suspected and intend to act on I greatly admire Bickham, but this book is getting somewhat dated The advice is still sound, but most of it is covered in, Scene and Structure.

  4. The only thing that bothered me was tip 30, which goes way overboard telling authors not to seek out or consider feedback from anyone other than professionals Of course, he s entitled to his opinion, but every writer I know including myself has improved tremendously through the input of a healthy mix of people family and friends, target audience, critique groups, and partnerships with other authors, published or otherwise.Working alongside and receiving feedback from fellow writers at any The only thing that bothered me was tip 30, which goes way overboard telling authors not to seek out or consider feedback from anyone other than professionals Of course, he s entitled to his opinion, but every writer I know including myself has improved tremendously through the input of a healthy mix of people family and friends, target audience, critique groups, and partnerships with other authors, published or otherwise.Working alongside and receiving feedback from fellow writers ...

  5. This book gives pieces of advise on how to write a fiction like Twilight, not something great which adds to civilization like Crime and Punishment And it s weirdly so much like Wired for Story Telling, but the last one was much better told, though from the same pop commercial culture

  6. I agree with several of the author s common sense based rules avoid using too much profanity, don t show off when your write but some things he calls mistakes simply aren t Funny how he tells us not to assume our reader is dumb and then goes on to emphasize the importance of making things over the top obvious or else our reader won t get it No, just because Charles Dickens was a master at creating larger than life, exaggerated characters, this does not mean we should all strive to do th I agree with several of the author s common sense based rules avoid using too much profanity, don t show off when your write but some things he calls mistakes simply aren t Funny how he tells us not to assume our reader is dumb and then goes on to emphasize the importance of making things over the top obvious or else our reader won t get it No, just because Charles Dickens was a master at creating larger than life, exaggerated characters, this does not mean we should all strive to do ...

  7. One of the first books I ever purchased on writing alongside Writing the Breakout Novel is this one.Don t describe sunsets, don t waste your plot ideas, don t worry what mother will think and don t just sit there When I read this book I find myself thinking many things That s a huge no no I often spot in other people s writingand my own That s a worry I have that I should really smother Why have I forgotten about this vital element I need to put that in Most of all, I learn a lot One of the first books I ever purchased on writing alongside Writing the Breakout Novel is this one.Don t describe sunsets, don t waste your plot ideas, don t worry what mother will think and don t just sit there When I read this book I find myself thinking many things That s a huge no no I often spot in other people s writingand my own That s a worry I have that I should really smother Why have I forgotten about this vital element I need to put that in Most of all, I learn a lot.This book brings to light 38 common mistakes when writing fiction There are so many books on writing that bring up what to do when trying to write good stuff but they often skim what not to do This is where this book comes in handy It s a slim thing but it s full of valuable points and tho...

  8. Reading this made me think, are most English students or aspiring writers in America just that bad or is it something else A lot of these mistakes are simply due to lack of common sense, or even just simple observance of author s writing style books read in their lifetimes, and even magazine articles about author s bios lives Anyone can actually already learn so much from those but apparently not But then again, this does outline the 38 most common fiction writing mistakes which makes m Reading this made me think, are most English students or aspiring writers in America just that bad or is it something else A lot of these mistakes are simply due to lack of common sense, or even just simple observance of author s writing style books read in their lifetimes, and even magazine articles about author s bios lives Anyone can actually already learn so much from those but apparently not But then again, this does outline the 38 most common fiction writing mistakes which makes me shudder, because if those are the mistakes most commonly made, and those are the people privileged enough to study...

  9. I didn t agree with everything this guy had to say, but through a lot of the book he was talking right to me It encouraged me to keep going, helped me to recognized some mistakes I ve been making, and told me how to fix a lot of them I m sure I ll go back and read it again when my wri...

  10. I liked that this book kept things simple and easy to digest Each mistake had a short chapter to itself, with explanations and examples There were some useful things that I already knew, but that this highlighted for example, he emphasised using conflict change to drive a story, and not letting characters be weak Lo and behold, what is the problem with a couple of my original characters They aren t necessary because they don t change or act for most of the story, but simply go with the fl I liked that this book kept things simple and easy to digest Each mistake had a short chapter to itself, with explanations and examples There were some useful things that I already knew, but that this highlighted for example, he emphasised using conflict change to drive a story, and not letting characters be weak Lo and behold, what is the problem with a couple of my original characters They aren t necessary because they don t change or act for most of the story, but simply go with the flow For those who know Epidemic verse Niamh, I am looking at you Unfortunately, I really hated the tone of it I felt very much as if the author was secretly saying, Here I am, up on my pedestal, and now all you little amateurs must sit and listen, because I am better than you Really.He also alienated me by bein...

  11. Practical, to the point, easy read Maybe a bit severe on some points, but it is good to understand the basics before you allow yourself a bit of fooling around Best advice a story has to move forward, always, to be appreciated by the rea...

  12. An easy read and good summary of things to watch out for when you write.

  13. This book contains useful practical advice on writing, in short chapters Most of it is not in depth theory on writing technique The book does not say author Jack Bickham is or has been an editor, but he tends to have the viewpoint and attitude of one, and to be concerned with how the writer can make a work appealing to the reader Some of the advice is Don t think you re smarter than the reader, and don t let your writing patronize The reader and the editor can tell, and will be annoyed A This book contains useful practical advice on writing, in short chapters Most of it is not in depth theory on writing technique The book does not say author Jack Bickham is or has been an editor, but he tends to have the viewpoint and attitude of one, and to be concerned with how the writer can make a work appealing to the reader Some of the advice is Don t think you re smarter than the reader, and don t let your writing patronize The reader and the editor can tell, and will be annoyed Also, don t show off your writing skills, such as by being unnecessarily verbose Patience Don t give much static description that stops plot events from occurring simultaneously Most modern readers demand movement Don t use living real people, especially with their real names It s not just that they could sue you Bickham says characters should be constructed, not copied from life Passive, wimpy characters are ...

  14. Here is a book that I will not be donating As a writer, I m always looking for books that help me improve my craft When I was a young writer I would pick up anything As I ve aged, I ve seeped a little patience here and there Now I won t stick with a writing improvement book unless it s well focused, easy to read, entertaining, and gets to the point quickly Bickham s book is all that He promises you 38 valuable lessons, which he delivers in 38 short chapters, the kind you can easily finish, Here is a book that I will not be donating As a writer, I m always looking for books that help me improve my craft When I was a young writer I would pick up anything As I ve aged, I ve seeped a little patience here and there Now I won t stick with a writing improvement book unless it s well focused, easy to read, entertaining, and gets to the point quickly Bickham s book is all that He promises you 38 valuable lessons, which he delivers in 38 short chapters, the kind you can easily finish, one a day perhaps, while sitting in the bathroom sorry to be graphic but you do read in the bathroom, don t you As I read I m going Yes I ve seen that problem before He provides m...

  15. I gave this book what I like to call the thorough skim, which means I spent a few hours with it, reading the parts that were of interest to me and skimming over the parts that weren t There was some good stuff in here, but most of it was same old same old avoid crazy dialogue ta...