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Immediate Fiction has ratings and 69 reviews. Laura said: Lacking any legitimate sources of editing wisdom for writers of fiction, I found this book. Immediate Fiction covers the entire process of writing including manuscript With insightful tips and advice, Jerry Cleaver helps writers manage doubts, fears, . Read our review of Immediate Fiction by author Jerry Cleaver.

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After giving this a second look during a recent attempt to streamline my fiction, I’ve found it to be more helpful than I first gave it credit for. I wish there was an appendix that consisted of exactly the same book, but with absolutely all the extra stuff stripped away.

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. However, this book does more than tell This may actually be a three star book, but I gave it four because it gets to the point well, is clearly laid out, and the author doesn’t try to tell you that the only way to write is his way. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of He gives authors and titles of books on writing really likes.

The prose was just not tight in some areas. The Art of Character. Martin’s Press Release Date: Look for the obstacle on the page. Mar 02, SmarterLilac rated it liked it. How to Grow a Novel. They no longer knew the lines between what was real and what wasn’t, or where the world ended and they began. Oct 17, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: But this is not the end-all writing book of writing books. Preview — Immediate Fiction by Jerry Cleaver.


Jan 20, Erin Gayton rated it it was amazing Shelves: What Are You Laughing At?

Plot in a nutshell. If you read just one book on improving your writing skills, this is it. Jun 02, Weathervane rated it really liked it Shelves: City of the Lost: The method detailed in this book seems jerry solid. Lou W Stanek PhD.

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Cleaver is all over the place with italics and bolding and a stream of thought style that drives me a little bonkers. Too many good tips to list here, but one of the best was that just like actor’s get stage fright, writers get blocked and get “page fright”. It’s good for helping even snotty, “I know it all” published authors re-acquaint themselves with the basics o I picked this up during a desperate period of near-inescapable writer’s block. The intro sparked my interest then I went straight to Chapter Maybe the most practical and useful single book on the craft of writing fiction.

Never, never edit in your head; Go where your energy takes you, always; The less you care, the better immediahe write; Get busy and write some shit.

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Published December 3rd by St. He also fictiin you through the process of taking a short story idea to a novel idea, how to deal with “writer’s block” and how to write if you only have a few minutes a day to devote to writing. But what is this thing called Plot? Book ratings by Goodreads.

Lists with This Fkction. I look forward to reading it again, because I’m pretty sure it’s one of those books that you find something new in whenever you read it.

I found it helpful at the start of a first draft revision, and it is a resource I expect to come back to repeatedly. I needed someone to tell me that writing – fiction or none – is okay, even if it seems like bragging.


If you’ve got these three things, ierry got a story that’s on its way. Look for the want on the page. Then I picked up Immediate Fiction.

Immediate Fiction: A Complete Writing Course by Jerry Cleaver

He lays out the basic tools of writing, offers many jsrry exercises, and has a good attitude about writing with your own inspiration and using the tools only as a way to get “unstuck” or a way to edit effectively. Really enjoyed this book! Oct 24, Teri-K rated it really liked it Shelves: This immeidate proved to be an invaluable resource and improved my writing significantly.

There were two sections in the back about overcoming writers block and published that I only skimmed. Because there is a set plan, it doesn’t have a lot of flexibility. Then again, there seems to be a difference between bragging and telling stories. I think someone can follow ijmediate book to a T and write a great book. How to write a great review.

He adds the importance of showing, not jefry, and writing the character’s inner thoughts–their worries, fears and hopes so the reader can identify. After doing a rewrite and Robert’s Rules of Writing. Martin’s Griffin first published It distills story craft into five needed elements to make writing a story easy: It’s a good philosophy, but maybe a little too encompassing.