Immediate Fiction has ratings and 69 reviews. Laura said: Lacking any legitimate sources of editing wisdom for writers of fiction, I found this book. Immediate Fiction covers the entire process of writing including manuscript With insightful tips and advice, Jerry Cleaver helps writers manage doubts, fears, . Read our review of Immediate Fiction by author Jerry Cleaver.

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Immediate Fiction: A Complete Writing Course – Jerry Cleaver – Google Books

If you’re stuck with a writing puzzle, he offers the missing piece. Cleaver addresses the very basics: Made every piece of abstract advice I’ve heard over the years make sense; in a clear and concise way!

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? He adds the importance of showing, not telling, and writing the character’s inner thoughts–their worries, fears and hopes so the reader can identify.

Immediate Fiction: A Complete Writing Course

The Elements of Mystery Fiction: The Best Books of Loved Chapter 15, it had some great insights but the book fell flat for me after that I found myself just skimming most of it.

But this is not the end-all writing book of writing books. I respect authors that engage with material that contradicts what they think, and has a conversation with those authors. This book proved to be an invaluable resource and improved my writing significantly.

Identifying with characters, identifying with stories, identifying with ourselves in our environment. Oct 17, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: It’s easy enough to ignore when you’re focusing on the goal but, man, it got overwhelming.


Dec 14, Matt rated it it was amazing. Feb 01, Ken Lozito rated it it was amazing. It distills story craft into five needed elements to make writing a story easy: Cleaver has laid out some excellent tools that writers can use throughout thier immrdiate.

Cleaver is all cleavver the place with italics and bolding and a stream of thought style that drives me a little bonkers. Look for the actions. And it’s remarkably free of the useless mumbo-jumbo some writing books love. Martin’s ImmeiateDec 3, – Reference – pages.

A practical and accessible resource, this book has everything the aspiring writer needs to write and sell novels, short stories, screenplays, and stage plays. Book ratings by Goodreads. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Above all it’s dynamic At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do jwrry contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

A great jump-start when you don’t know how to start or get back into writing stories. How to be Creative. Cleaver also has a plan to fit writing into cleavre busy schedule on a consistent basis–through five minute increments a day. Mar 26, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: But what really irks me is that even though Cleaver acknowledges that there’s no one right way to write, he dismisses ideas and methods that he disagrees with. If I ever meet Jerrg Cleaver I would shake his hand and say thank immeeiate for writing this book.

Martin’s PressDec 3, – Reference – pages 2 Reviews https: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. The Art jeerry Adaptation. Paperbackpages. Sometimes the best advice is the advice you’ve heard a million times and just needed to be reminded about.


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Furthermore, it is a writing course designed to get you to study on your own, and the casual, friendly tone ma Immediate Fiction by Jerry Cleaver is a writing book I respect half-way.

Immediate Fiction covers the entire process of writing including manuscript preparation, time management, finding an idea, getting words on the page, staying unblocked, and submitting to agents and publishers.

Overall, I found Jerry Cleaver’s straightforward guide to be extremely helpful and I recommend its tips for both beginning and advanced writers. Herron rated it it was amazing Shelves: Isn’t vanity a bad thing? Buy the eBook Price: His argument is that you don’t need great talent or genius to get published.

Immediate Fiction covers the entire process of writing including manuscript preparation, time management, finding an idea, getting words on the Published December 3rd by St.

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