Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Story Cure: A Book Doctor's Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir by Dinty W. Moore


The Story Cure: A Book Doctor's Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir

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First, I think this book had some great advice to offer the average person writing a book. If you are looking to do edits and re-writes he gives some very simple advice. Second, I thought he very helpful tips that I can use daily in writing. I think the doctor metaphor to writing was an interesting one that I never heard of and it gave a unique perspective, but it was a bit rundant. I also felt that although he touched on memoirs including some experiences that happened in his own life, it did not add to improving my writing. He included some writing exercises, but I didn't always find them helpful, nor were they engaging. I think this book has some practical and helpful advice, but I wouldn't buy it at the store. I give this book 3/5 stars. I think as a first time-writer I expected a lot more and this book fell way short of what it could have been.

2 comments:

Opal Brown said...

I don't think I could ever write a book but I'm sure this book would be great for someone desiring to. ~Opal

Sarah said...

It has some good pointers, but I don't recommend purchasing. Maybe grab it from your library, dear.