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May 2014
Wonderbook - Jeff Vandermeer - Abrams, 2013
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I have quite a few how-to-write books in my collection, of which my favourite by some distance is Ursula Le Guin's Steering the Craft for its advice on focus and pacing rather than the nuts and bolts of plot, character and style. This one is more traditional in its concerns, but I was enthused by its uniquely visual approach, with the text supplemented by a rich supply of strange diagrams and images. Having a strongly visual imagination, I am a great fan of pictures and maps to explain things, so this was a book that I was excited to read. Sadly, they turned out to be more a hindrance than a help.
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