Monday, June 29, 2009

This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley, author of Devil in a Blue Dress, offers a short, accessible book about how to get your novel from idea to completed manuscript. I'm not convinced that this guide is realistic for people with full-time jobs or children to raise, but he's probably right that a novel doesn't get finished until you prioritize the writing of it. As a poet, I like that he says, "the discipline in poetry is the most demanding" and recommends that fiction writers take poetry workshops.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PN3355 .M68 2007
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Anna Leahy, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Rating: Recommended

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