Review of Creating Literary Stories: A Fiction Writer's Guide

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Gabriella Smith
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Review of Creating Literary Stories: A Fiction Writer's Guide

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Creating Literary Stories: A Fiction Writer's Guide" by William H. Coles.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Creating Literary Stories: A Fiction Writer's Guide by William H. Coles is an extremely thorough instructor's manual for writing fiction novels and short stories. The book covers all the bases from narration to character development and conflict. William H. Coles goes into great detail about the working practice of engaging readers and thickening plotlines to make them more interesting. All aspects of a story’s working connections are covered while maintaining the interest of the reader.

The positive aspects of the book are countless. Mr. Coles is very instructive and clear. The topics covered are interesting and the logic behind the instructions is sound. The book is almost completely free of spelling and grammar issues, which is what you’d expect from a manual on proper writing. No questions are left unanswered when it comes to the topics and ‘rules’ that the author has set out.

The negative aspects of this book are few and far between. As previously mentioned, it is not completely free of errors, but this is easily overlooked because the actual content is so valuable. However, a reader may get the feeling that the tone in which it is written is quite authoritarian. Almost as if any other way of writing could be classified as incorrect.

This novel is worthy of four out of four stars . Extremely well written, perfectly planned, and well executed. The manual covers all the bases of fiction writing clearly. It does while being completely comprehensible as well. I could only fault the author for two spelling errors and no grammatical errors. The separation of chapters is well thought out and placed in perfect order.

I would recommend this book to a wide variety of people. I think high school teachers would be able to dramatically improve their student’s grades if the syllabus included this manual for creative writing. College students studying creative writing would benefit greatly from following this manual as well. New authors could really improve their writing by reading this manual before starting their respective novels or short stories. Even seasoned and successful authors may find it extremely worthwhile to go over their work with the knowledge of this guide. I think that young aspiring writers would benefit most from Creating Literary Stories: A Fiction Writer’s Guide , as they would be starting their writing careers with the right tools to develop beautiful, interesting novels that would keep readers wanting more.

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This book will be helpful for the upcoming authors, as it will tell them about all the aspects of a fiction novel that pique a reader's interest. Thanks for the great review.
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The book has lot of positive aspects and it will be really helpful for those making career in writing. Thanks for the great review.
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Hmmmm - authoritarian tone makes me think I would not benefit from this book.
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Kaushiki Parihar wrote: 22 Sep 2021, 11:30 The book has lot of positive aspects and it will be really helpful for those making career in writing. Thanks for the great review.
Thank you for agreeing. It's nice to know that aspiring authors have somewhere to turn when they're at a loss. Wouldnt you agree?
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