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The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club

by Maeve Binchy

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A lot of useful advice told in an engaging way with some contributing writers adding some advice from their own areas of expertise.

I really need to stop reading these books and use that time to write. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Apr 9, 2013 |
This is a great little book. The first half is a stern how-to-write book. The second half is comprised of short stories, in that familiar, comforting Maeve Binchy style; a story meant to illustrate each of the points she makes in the first half of the book. This is very helpful for those of us who like to not only be told, but also shown what to do. It’s helpful (for me) to see a published, successful writer show you how to apply the principles of which she speaks.
It’s not just about writing novels. She devotes chapters to writing plays, short stories, and so on. She doesn’t pretend to be an expert on blogging, for example, but does have someone who is an expert (and again, also a published, successful writer: Chris Bohjalian ring any bells?) guest-write that chapter. I have read other books that talk about blogging as a way to help you get your book (or whatever you’ve written) published so this was an especially welcome chapter. If you are not a big Binchy fan, you may still benefit by picking up the book at the library and just reading the chapters that apply to what you are working on. Or buy it; it’s a paperback. ( )
  kmcwrites | Mar 24, 2011 |
Unless this is your very first writing book, don't bother with this one. Even then, if you've even thought about it seriously, this isn't for you. If you just like the IDEA of writing, you might like it. ( )
  cherilove | Dec 9, 2010 |
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In this warm and inspiring guide, beloved author Maeve Binchy shares her unique insight to how a best selling author writes: from finding a subject and creating good writing habits to sustaining progress and seeking a publisher.

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