Techniques Of The Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain
First published in 1965, Swain’s book is a no-nonsense, broad-brush instruction manual for beginners that shows you how to construct a commercial story.
What I learned From It
The basic shape of commercial fiction (and how unchanging that shape has been for more than half a century). Every other writing manual I’ve ever read has felt like a retelling or offshoot of this book.
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