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review Writing into the Dark Writing into the Dark review õ 3 With than a hundred published novels and than seventeen million copies of his books in print USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith knows how to outline And he knows ho. I ve actually read this short book on the art of writing a novel without relying on outlines or other machinations three times now That as much as anything tells me it s a book I value and that the advice inside unlike that of so many fiction guides is both valuable and warrants returning to now and againOne advantage Smith has over so many other would be writing gurus is that he can actually back up his claims through his own work over two hundred novels published over a hundred of those through traditional publishers and six or seven hundred short stories So much of the time when I find a book on outlining I look up the author s work read the first page and find myself doubting the virtue of their advice But than that Dean Wesley Smith offers some concrete ways to begin push through the middle and end novels without outlines which is a great deal helpful than the usual just listen to your muse form of pantsing one hears about it s worth noting that the term pantser not not explicitly pejorative seems exclusively used by people selling books on the importance plottingI can t say whether Smith s approach is definitively better than others After all there s no one correct way to write a book I say that having had ten novels published none of which followed the exact same process However here s what I can say with confidence the most important uality any book on writing should have is to make you want to put it down at the end and go write Every time I ve sat down with Dean Wesley Smith s Writing Into The Dark It s gotten me to run off and start writing myself That s five star writing advice as far as I m concerned

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review Writing into the Dark Writing into the Dark review õ 3 W to write a novel without an outline In this WMG Writer’s Guide Dean takes you step by step through the process of writing without an outline and explains why not having an. I think this is a terrible book I don t like judging books as goods but 5 for a book that I read in like 2 hours is frankly outrageous I kept reading it hoping to find the Ha That s the catch moment and when I got to 80% on my Kindle the book finished and the rest 20% is basically advertising for another book of the authorApart from that this is one of those books with a couple of ideas that you can express in three pages but the author writes and rewrites and rephrases them over and over again for 75 pagesI ve read multiple books about outlining a novel Outlining is not the silver bullet to write a novel nor a method for all but at least all the books about novel planning i read DO give you a method often step by step you can apply and explain why it might be a good idea to try it for your next novelIn Writing Into The Dark the author uses an irritating I know it all tone and I swear because I m fun and easygoing that gets old and boring pretty soonBasically the book is There is a mythical creative voice that is GOOD and a mythical critical voice that is BAD Stuck on your writing Blame the critical voice Want to write Trust the creative voice and if you re stuck or write crap go back a little and follow your creative voice You don t know what to write Just write What Creative voice tells you Because it is GOOD Critical voice BADThat s it really I just saved you 5 bucks because this is all the author writes over and over in different forms for the whole short and overpriced bookHow to shape characters and get to know them while writing by the seat of your pants How to get a sense of the inner story structure What if I missed some important parts chapters ago How to develop and explore settings Who knows the author doesn t bother to say anything about actually coming up with a story and develop it If you pick up any book that talks about outlining novels they really take you by the hand into shaping a story I m not saying that outlining is inherently better than writing into the dark But really if you pick up any book about writing I may assume you re not Stephen King you re and aspiring writer with little or no experience and frankly some generic hippy follow your path trust your soul while writing kind of crap is useless The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power read in like 2 hours is frankly outrageous I kept The First Partition of Poland reading it hoping to find the Ha That s the catch moment and when I got to 80% on my Kindle the book finished and the The Hero of Varay Varyan Memoir rest 20% is basically advertising for another book of the authorApart from that this is one of those books with a couple of ideas that you can express in three pages but the author writes and Palestrina and other plays Five Plays by Don Nigro rewrites and Blackmailed By Daddy rephrases them over and over again for 75 pagesI ve उरलं सुरलं read multiple books about outlining a novel Outlining is not the silver bullet to write a novel nor a method for all but at least all the books about novel planning i Cock Tales read DO give you a method often step by step you can apply and explain why it might be a good idea to try it for your next novelIn Writing Into The Dark the author uses an irritating I know it all tone and I swear because I m fun and easygoing that gets old and boring pretty soonBasically the book is There is a mythical creative voice that is GOOD and a mythical critical voice that is BAD Stuck on your writing Blame the critical voice Want to write Trust the creative voice and if you Son of the Hero Varyan Memoir re stuck or write crap go back a little and follow your creative voice You don t know what to write Just write What Creative voice tells you Because it is GOOD Critical voice BADThat s it The Alien Jigsaw really I just saved you 5 bucks because this is all the author writes over and over in different forms for the whole short and overpriced bookHow to shape characters and get to know them while writing by the seat of your pants How to get a sense of the inner story structure What if I missed some important parts chapters ago How to develop and explore settings Who knows the author doesn t bother to say anything about actually coming up with a story and develop it If you pick up any book that talks about outlining novels they Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning Lifelong Learning and the Learning Society really take you by the hand into shaping a story I m not saying that outlining is inherently better than writing into the dark But The Illusion of Gods Presence really if you pick up any book about writing I may assume you Folk Tales from the Soviet Union Central Asia and Kazakhstan re not Stephen King you Not The Hot Chick re and aspiring writer with little or no experience and frankly some generic hippy follow your path trust your soul while writing kind of crap is useless

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review Writing into the Dark Writing into the Dark review õ 3 Outline boosts your creative voice and keeps you interested in your writing Want to enjoy your writing and entertain yourself Then toss away your outline and Write into the Dar. I only picked this up because Dean Wesley Smith s wife Kristine Kathryn Rusch is one of the smartest cookies around I ve found her advice to aspiring writers to be thoughtful and well reasoned I m afraid Writing into the Dark did nothing for me and at 599 it felt like a ripoff for what is essentially a long blog post plus a pitch to purchase another book While this might be helpful to beginner writers who are struggling to birth that first novel virtually nothing is useful to a seasoned author Smith s conviction that the critical voice drowns out the creative voice thus leaving the writer paralyzed andor with a bland story seems reductive and ill reasoned Writing well reuires the careful employment of the critical voice to ensure that one is being as creative as possible Mostly this book seems ignorant about the actual craft of writing and there is an actual craft replete with mandates on everything from how to render dialogue tags to using deep point of view Storytelling may be innate but story writing does reuire technical knowledgeWesley has written over 150 books so it s possible that his instincts are honed well enough to not care about craft However for most of us even when dogged with the terror and uncertainty present in writing fiction we can all benefit from writing than one draft another pet piece of advice to ensure that the book is in fact readable and cogent from soup to nuts

  • ebook
  • 75
  • Writing into the Dark
  • Dean Wesley Smith
  • English
  • 17 December 2017
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