Fiction-Writing Modes: Eleven Essentials Tools for Bringing Your Story to Life
By Mike Klaassen
Published by BookBaby
ABOUT THE BOOK
Most books about the craft of writing fiction explain a few fiction-writing modes, but none addresses or even identifies all eleven. Fiction-Writing Modes: Eleven Essential Tools for Bringing Your Story to Life is the most comprehensive and concise resource available anywhere regarding fiction-writing modes and the mechanics of presenting them. A mode is a particular manner of doing or expressing something. Eleven different modes comprise all written fiction. Fiction-Writing Modes offers beginning writers an invaluable foundation from which to build skills. This book can help experienced authors reach new levels of success. A better understanding of fiction-writing modes can help any writer understand why some writing works and why some does not.
Genre: Non-fiction/Writing Skills
MY REVIEW: Reviewed by Amy Owings
4 out of 5 stars
With this book Klaassen offers a unique perspective on the art of writing fiction. Much of his information is new and different from other “How to Write” books, making this particular guide a useful piece in my writing arsenal. Klaassen provides specific instruction on how best to utilize elements like sensation, conversation, and summarization in ways writers may not have previously considered, and I really appreciated that he provided plenty of examples for each of his points. I did find the book a bit dry at times, and some of the examples Klaassen provided felt a bit overwritten, but overall this book introduced me to new perspectives and tips on the art of writing.
My Review: Reviewed by Melissa B
4 out of 5 stars
In this book, Klassen brings up some new concepts, and he is very thorough in his explanations. That makes this is a good book for any fiction writer, but it would be especially useful for writers that are just starting out and have very little writing experience to draw from. Klaassen’s explanations are clear and easy to follow, although the writing does become a little dry sometimes. He also uses a lot of good examples. Therefore, I recommend this book to anyone that writes or is going to write fiction.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike Klaassen enjoys gardening, traveling, and bicycling. His hobby is writing books: fiction and books about writing fiction. He publishes a free, online newsletter, "For Fiction Writers," about the craft of writing fiction. He also enjoys reading just for the fun of it. Some of his favorite authors are Bernard Cornwell, Dewey Lambdin, Sean Thomas Russell, Dan Brown, Lee Child, and Vince Flynn. For more information, see www.mikeklaassen.com.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.