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Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques
Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques by James Hynes
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not a fountain of ideas, not a generator of plots. Rather catalogue of techniques that can be used to tell a story. It’s obviously not exhaustive, as you simply cannot possible list down every possible trick every single author has used, but it’s a way to inform the would be author on the possibilities.

It wasn’t what I was looking for, if there’s such a thing. I’m specifically for how to plot and how to generate ideas. This course covers this, but not in the depth I was hoping for. I did like the discussion on Freytag’s pyramid, which is a structure for dramatic plays what can be adopted for fiction writing.

It was a good course, overall, but if you’re looking handle plots, this isn’t it.

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