*Please note – I received a free copy of this book by the author for the purpose of a fair and honest review.
Having been a writer for a number of years, finishing a novel is still a Herculean challenge. I don’t consider myself as a true plotter nor am I a true pantser. I suppose I’m somewhere in between. The challenge that always stopped me from finishing a book is not figuring out its plot, but with the characters. I can work with one or two characters, but when I start to juggle more than three, I hit a mental block every time which keeps me from reaching the end of the story.
Then, I read this book.
Filled with applicable writing exercises geared to help the writer create the core blueprint for the book, I came away energized and well, hopeful. Hopeful in that I now believe I have the tools in hand to help me complete the current manuscript I’m writing.
Through this book, Beth and Ezra Barany share tools and exercises on developing real characters that readers can relate to as well as creating plots and subplots that will keep them glued to each and every page. They also give tips and ways to effectively create a world for your story that seems real and complex. And these are only the tip of the iceberg!
There are hundreds if not thousands of how-to-write-a-book manuals, but this one actually gives you specific step-by-step techniques that you won’t see in most of them.
So, if you’re struggling to finish that novel then this book is for you!
(You will find this book over at Amazon )