Although I belong to a Writers’ Group where I can get advice on all manner of writing, I also read instructional books on creative writing. One of the better ones, in my opinion, is “Fiction Writer’s Workshop” by Josip Novakovich.
I like a number of things about this book. The book is laid out in a sensible manner and the advice given in each section is well informed and backed up by relevant examples from classic and contemporary literature.
Somehow, Novakovich also manages to enthuse his readers and encourage them to put pen to paper through writing exercises found at the end of each chapter. He also gives some self-critiquing questions for the writer to consider after completion of each of the exercises, so his voice is ever present in a supportive way.
All in all, I found the book to be an extremely useful addition to my library and one which I dip into as a reference book too.
If you have read the “Fiction Writer’s Workshop” do you feel the same about it as I do?