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If you want to learn how to write fiction books that attract readers, then Creating Literary Stories: A Fiction Writer's Guide by William H. Coles will be helpful to you.
Creating Literary Stories: A Fiction Writer's Guide is a book written specifically for those who want to learn how to write good stories and create good characters for their stories. This book consists of two main parts: "Book One" and "Book Two". The first part teaches readers to build characters, dramas, conversations, and humor while telling stories to keep audiences' attention. The second part of the book teaches readers how to be great at storytelling and how to create emotional stories.
I used to read a book written by William H. Coles named "The Illustrated Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2012," and that was one of the best fiction books I had ever read. Doubtless, he is one of the most qualified fiction authors in the world at the moment. While reading this book, I understood more about his talent. I believe this book can help you so much if you are learning about how to write good fictional stories.
The author started each chapter with the definitions of different words related to writing, and I appreciated it. What I loved most about this book was that he used one old story called "Little Red Riding Hood" to make readers understand more about character-based plot. With in-depth explanations, I think most people would find this book easy to understand and follow.
As much as I like this book, it is not perfect. This book may be a little short for those who are serious about building a real career as a professional writer. I appreciate that the author used the "Little Red Riding Hood" story to make one of his lessons easier to understand. However, most of the other parts of this book did not do the same thing. While reading, I hoped that I could see more stories used as examples, but there were not enough of them. If the author could add more examples to each of his small lessons, this book would be flawless.
Creating Literary Stories: A Fiction Writer's Guide is an informative book. Even though I hope this book could provide more examples in every small chapter, its rest is exceptional. This book is professionally edited, and I am happy to rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to anyone interested in writing literary fictional books.
Creating Literary Stories: A Fiction Writer's Guide
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