May 27, 2017

The Story Cure by Dinty W. Moore

I received this book free from the publisher

Book details:
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press (May 2, 2017)
ISBN-13: 978-0399578809

About the book:
A collection of cures for writer's block, plotting and characterization issues, and other ailments writers face when completing a novel or memoir, prescribed by the director of creative writing at Ohio University.

People want to write the book they know is inside of them, but they run into stumbling blocks that trouble everyone from beginners to seasoned writers. Drawing on his years of teaching at both the university level and at writing workshops across the country, Professor Dinty W. Moore dons his book-doctor hat to present an authoritative guide to curing the issues that truly plague writers at
all levels. His hard-hitting handbook provides inspiring solutions for diagnoses such as character anemia, flat plot, and silent voice, and is peppered with flashes of Moore's signature wit and unique take on the writing life.

My thoughts:
My dream is to write a book and I have yet to get over my fear of just getting started with it, so when I saw this book up for review I jumped at the chance to read it. I also thought the doctor theme was unique and made it fun to read this book. There were dips in this book that I will go back to over and over again. I thought the writing style was easy to read and moved right along nicely. I plan on looking for more books by this author to help me in my writing journey. 

Meet the author - Dinty W. Moore:
Dinty W. Moore was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania, and spent his formative years fishing for bluegill, riding a bike with a banana seat, and dodging the Sisters of St. Joseph. He earned a BA in writing from the University of Pittsburgh, worked briefly as a journalist, and also served short stints as a documentary filmmaker, modern dance performer, zookeeper, and Greenwich Village waiter. It was only after failing at each of these professions that he went on to earn an MFA in fiction writing from Louisiana State University.

A National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipient, Moore has guest taught creative nonfiction seminars across the United States and in Europe. In addition to editing the internet journal, Brevity, he is on the editorial board of Creative Nonfiction magazine.

Moore teaches writing at Ohio University.

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