[DWJ] Chrestomanci lookalike
eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Fri Aug 5 07:30:07 EDT 2016
Ha. I've got two books calle How Not To Write A Novel. The one that I
think is better known
is full of tips for writing badly. Then there's an older one
by a midlist mystery writer, about the disappointments of a writer's
life and why you should just steer clear. His book got upstaged by a
more successful one with the same title. I have a feeling he would
think this entirely typical.
On 05/08/16 08:52, Jessica Spencer wrote:
> I recently discovered Ben Aaronovitch, and have been enjoying them. But my favourite thing about him is his excellent advice on how to write a novel:
> "You go out and buy this book called How Not To Write A Novel. You then read the book How Not To Write A Novel, which will tell you how not to write a novel. You then write a novel, following the points made about how not to write a novel, or rather not following them.”
>> On 5 Aug 2016, at 02:14, Otter E. Perry <ottertee at silverwingleather.com> wrote:
>> Well, I had never heard of Thomas Nightingale until this discussion. So I prowled around
>> and talked to a friend and have now discovered Ben Aaronovitch.
>> I am _very_ pleased, but really, guys, I couldn't afford it.
>>> On Jul 17, 2016, at 9:06 PM, Sally Odgers wrote:
>>> I reckon Chrestomanci and Thomas "The Nightingale" Nightingale would look like brothers.
>>> Sally O
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