Profile for Amazon Customer > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Amazon Customer
Top Reviewer Ranking: 525,537
Helpful Votes: 62

Guidelines: Learn more about the ins and outs of Amazon Communities.

Reviews Written by
Amazon Customer (Chicago, IL USA)

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
pixel
Complete Idiot Guide Publishing Science Fiction
Complete Idiot Guide Publishing Science Fiction
by Cory Doctorow
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 25.95
23 used & new from CDN$ 3.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Not enough stars!, March 27 2001
The best book on science fiction writing anywhere. Not only do these authors know their craft, but they do something almost NO other book on genre writing--or even general fiction writing-- does. They demonstrate a thorough, respectful and compassionate understanding of the audience that embraces the sci-fi genre. They know and like the readers they write for, and it really shows--rather than treating them like so many wallets lined up at the bookstore checkout (a viewpoint beginning writers need to learn and experienced ones need to be reminded of). If you only ever own--and USE--one book on this topic, this is the one!

What Really Matters to Me
What Really Matters to Me
by Robyn Conley-Weaver
Edition: Hardcover
20 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

3.0 out of 5 stars Missing a Bigger Picture, Jan. 23 2001
The book is a little heavier on the fill-in-the-blank structure than others of its kind. Once I filled in the blanks, it left me asking "Okay...and then what?" There were no follow-up questions to help you explore any particular revelation any deeper and no 'summary' kind of exercises that tied a series of filled-in blanks together for a bigger picture. It felt like something was still missing.

Screenwriting: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film and Television Writing
Screenwriting: The Art, Craft, and Business of Film and Television Writing
by Richard Walter
Edition: Paperback
35 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars A fat-free book, Jan. 8 2001
This book is not only helpful to screenwriters, but it's immensely helpful to beginning writers of fiction, too! It's one of the FEW I've seen where the author gets right to the meat without wasting page after endless page analyzing films or offering up screenplays of his own or those of students. If you want someone to get to the point about screenplays and storytelling, this is it! A must-read!

Plots Unlimited: A Creative Source for Generating a Virtually Limitless Number and Variety of Story Plots and Outlines
Plots Unlimited: A Creative Source for Generating a Virtually Limitless Number and Variety of Story Plots and Outlines
by Tom Sawyer
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 23.91
24 used & new from CDN$ 1.46

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointingly retro., Jan. 21 2000
"Plots Limited" would be a more apt title. There is not that great a variety, unless you want to limit yourself to the cliched, the hackneyed, the predictable, or the downright silly.
I've been through this book several times and have yet to find it useful. What I find instead is that I can actually name the TV movies, miniseries, and bad TV shows where these plots have already appeared. (And time has not made them any more palatable.) This makes it more of a trivia game than a writer's reference.
However, if you're looking for a nostalgic journey through The Worst of 1970s and '80s Television, this book is for you.

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9