The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life
by Noah Lukeman
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PublisherSt. Martin's Press
Release Date01 June, 2003 (added to CC 6 Sep 2004)
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(12 Mar 2007)
This is a great source for any writer. Mr. Lukeman made me look over my story and take a seriously critical look at it, and I found it very helpful.
(27 Sep 2006)
Ditto. One of the books I read that transformed my writing from dullsville to polished.
(25 Feb 2005)
Skip "the first five pages" and buy this one! You'll get loads of ideas from just reading through it, and that's before you even start on the exercises.

Less of an instruction book than an inspiration book.
(19 Nov 2004)
What she said. An excellent resource for the serious writer.
(26 Sep 2004)
This is surely one of the best writing books I have ever read. Lukeman's first three chapters on characterization alone are worth their weight in platinum - and there's so much more too! Anyone who's serious about writing for publication should study this book and work with it. GiniDee
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