Writing is a craft. It requires the use of many tools in such a way that they almost go unnoticed by the reader. In this book, Morrell explains these tools and gives examples of how they’ve been used in other stories.
Topics such as backstory, subplots, tension, flashbacks, and more are covered in this resource.
The great thing about this book is that it makes a handy reference tool. Each topic has its own chapter, which is clearly titled as what is being discussed. You don’t have to read this book from cover to cover to benefit from it.
What I found a little distracting at times was the number of examples used. Examples are great learning tools, but I sometimes skipped over them after one or two were given.
All-in-all, this is a great resource, and I would recommend it.
1) Is it understandable = 5
2) Presentation of Information = 4
3) Quality of Writing = 5
4) Overall Enjoyability = 4
Average score of 4.5 out of 5