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Called rules and instead provides you with a singular goal You must engage your readers from beginning to end Filled with down to earth discussions on the various debates of writing as well as innovative research on neuroscience and reader response this book shows you how toNavigate the various debates on writing fiction showing versus telling purple prose outlining writing description and to de All in all one of the better books on writing that I've read to date And one with a twist keep on readingLet's start with the title Wow If you were a budding writer how could resist picking up and reading a book with a promising title like that? So yes of course I fell for the bait and so I guess the author already demonstrated his success in writing if not an irresistible novel in this case but an irresistible title at the very leastAs I suspected though the title is an example of over promising or oversell Although it is uite a comprehensive and well written and well structured guide for beginners as well as those who have been writing for a while it is misleading to suggest that by following a series of how to steps you too can write a book that everyone will want to readPart OneIndeed Part One of the book is all about debunking the very notion that to write an irresistible book you only need to follow a given set of rules But this is what I found so refreshing and honest about Jeff Gerke's book a down to earth coverage of a number writing rules that we have either read in some other book or heard about in a writing class or workshopSo for example that rule about not using ly adverbs a rule that meta writer Stephen King is uite doctrinaire about is one of many that Gerke methodically takes apart by1 explaining the rule 2 talking about those who disagree with this rule and why 3 talking about those who agree with this rule and why4 explaining his own stand is on this rule and5 telling us where a gatekeeper that is a potential publisher might stand on this rule and how or why you might want to take this into account when deciding where you stand on this ruleGerke does this for than 20 writing rules see below below below including the full set of El Leonard's Ten Rules for WritingOne thing that strikes you when reading Gerke's take on writing rules especially in the early pages of the book is the sense that he has had some very unhappy experiences in a critiue group as he has some very scathing things to say about rule Nazis that seem to lurk in this kind of environment While I can't say I've had similarly bruising experiences as Gerke or people he knows I do wholeheartedly agree with the advice he gives on dealing with people who insist they know better than you about some aspect of your writing Just smile and thank them for their feedback and then continue to do what you believe is right for your own bookThe other common thread in the book is the most excellent and yet unbelievably common sensical advice about paying attention to the kind of books you like reading and using them as a model not in the sense of copying them but in the very obvious sense of if you really love science fiction then pay attention to what and how your favourite science fiction authors write And yes initially your work might be a bit imitative but eventually if you keep plugging away then you will find your own voice and pathPart TwoAnother message that we repeatedly encounter in Gerke's book is the need to engage our reader Part Two of Gerke's book is where he brings out some very interesting guns and where his book differentiates itself radically from any other book on writing that I've read to date for here we have a 35 page walk through the neuroscience and neuro chemistry woods Wow I really loved this section which goes some way to explaining why women read fiction than men It's all in the hormones Who'd have thought? I'm not sure I entirely understood or bought how all the research and analysis into neuro science can be successfully applied by us to write our much desired best seller but it sounded worth re reading and tryingBut here I must issue a tutt tutt Much to my delight Gerke's book has an index Yeay Brownie points for that However it is neither a competent nor comprehensive index as I discovered when I tried to use it to look up the specific neuro chemicals mentioned in Part Two and found that the index did not include any of the key words that flowed through that section eg oxytocin GABA serotonin dopamine Sine Wave So the brownie points have been negated by the demerits for an inadeuate indexPart ThreeOnce again Gerke delights and surprises us by taking us on a walk through the writing woods with some interesting companions in this part of the book it's Joseph Campbell to talk about monomyth Carl Jung to talk about the twelve archetypes and finally Aristotle to talk about his rhetoric All fascinating stuff covered in not too much detail but with some good references to detailed information if we want to follow upThe Rules Covered in Part One1 Prologues to have or not2 Description to use or not3 ly adverbs good or bad4 Purple prose and painted paragraphs good or bad5 The Immediate Inciting Incident do you need it at the beginning and if so how soon6 To Be Verbs to avoid or not7 Show versus Tell considerations8 Begin with Action how important is this?9 Point of View which is best?10 Speech attributes should we use variations of he said she said or not?11 Outlining should you or shouldn't you?12 That to use or not to use13 Switching between Storylines is this good or bad?14 Floating body parts should we say things like he rolled his eyes if you can't really roll an eye?15 Gerunds Participial Phrases Sentence Fragments Beginning with Conjunctions Ending with Prepositions and Passive Voice are these pitfalls or no problem?16 Breaking the Fourth Wall by addressing the reader directly the pros and cons17 Weasel Words in the ear of the beholder?18 Read Everything really?19 El Leonard's 10 Ruleswhat Gerke's stand is on these20 The Big Enchilada a conglomeration of yet rules around things like the use of the present tense italicizing dialogue introducing too many characters too uickly paragraph length etc Code général des impôts 2019, annoté - 28e éd. various debates of writing as well as innovative research on neuroscience and reader response this book shows you how toNavigate the Code de la propriété intellectuelle: Version mise à jour various debates on writing fiction showing Droit des sociétés : Les sociétés commerciales versus telling purple prose outlining writing description and to de All in all one of the better books on writing that I've read to date And one with a twist keep on readingLet's start with the title Wow If you were a budding writer how could resist picking up and reading a book with a promising title like that? So yes of course I fell for the bait and so I guess the author already demonstrated his success in writing if not an irresistible novel in this case but an irresistible title at the Top'Actuel Fiscalité Du Patrimoine 2019-2020 very leastAs I suspected though the title is an example of over promising or oversell Although it is uite a comprehensive and well written and well structured guide for beginners as well as those who have been writing for a while it is misleading to suggest that by following a series of how to steps you too can write a book that everyone will want to readPart OneIndeed Part One of the book is all about debunking the La copropriété de A à Z very notion that to write an irresistible book you only need to follow a given set of rules But this is what I found so refreshing and honest about Jeff Gerke's book a down to earth coverage of a number writing rules that we have either read in some other book or heard about in a writing class or workshopSo for example that rule about not using ly adverbs a rule that meta writer Stephen King is uite doctrinaire about is one of many that Gerke methodically takes apart by1 explaining the rule 2 talking about those who disagree with this rule and why 3 talking about those who agree with this rule and why4 explaining his own stand is on this rule and5 telling us where a gatekeeper that is a potential publisher might stand on this rule and how or why you might want to take this into account when deciding where you stand on this ruleGerke does this for than 20 writing rules see below below below including the full set of El Leonard's Ten Rules for WritingOne thing that strikes you when reading Gerke's take on writing rules especially in the early pages of the book is the sense that he has had some Créer une SCI familiale: Formalités - Gestion - Avantages - Régime fiscal - Modèle de statuts very unhappy experiences in a critiue group as he has some L'essentiel du droit fiscal very scathing things to say about rule Nazis that seem to lurk in this kind of environment While I can't say I've had similarly bruising experiences as Gerke or people he knows I do wholeheartedly agree with the advice he gives on dealing with people who insist they know better than you about some aspect of your writing Just smile and thank them for their feedback and then continue to do what you believe is right for your own bookThe other common thread in the book is the most excellent and yet unbelievably common sensical advice about paying attention to the kind of books you like reading and using them as a model not in the sense of copying them but in the Restaurateur (Guides de bonnes pratiques d'hygiène n°5905) very obvious sense of if you really love science fiction then pay attention to what and how your favourite science fiction authors write And yes initially your work might be a bit imitative but eventually if you keep plugging away then you will find your own Code des sociétés 2020, annoté et commenté - 36e éd. voice and pathPart TwoAnother message that we repeatedly encounter in Gerke's book is the need to engage our reader Part Two of Gerke's book is where he brings out some Le guide fiscal du patrimoine 2019: Bourse. Assurance-vie. Immobilier. Epargne salariale. Création d'entreprise very interesting guns and where his book differentiates itself radically from any other book on writing that I've read to date for here we have a 35 page walk through the neuroscience and neuro chemistry woods Wow I really loved this section which goes some way to explaining why women read fiction than men It's all in the hormones Who'd have thought? I'm not sure I entirely understood or bought how all the research and analysis into neuro science can be successfully applied by us to write our much desired best seller but it sounded worth re reading and tryingBut here I must issue a tutt tutt Much to my delight Gerke's book has an index Yeay Brownie points for that However it is neither a competent nor comprehensive index as I discovered when I tried to use it to look up the specific neuro chemicals mentioned in Part Two and found that the index did not include any of the key words that flowed through that section eg oxytocin GABA serotonin dopamine Sine Wave So the brownie points have been negated by the demerits for an inadeuate indexPart ThreeOnce again Gerke delights and surprises us by taking us on a walk through the writing woods with some interesting companions in this part of the book it's Joseph Campbell to talk about monomyth Carl Jung to talk about the twelve archetypes and finally Aristotle to talk about his rhetoric All fascinating stuff covered in not too much detail but with some good references to detailed information if we want to follow upThe Rules Covered in Part One1 Prologues to have or not2 Description to use or not3 ly adverbs good or bad4 Purple prose and painted paragraphs good or bad5 The Immediate Inciting Incident do you need it at the beginning and if so how soon6 To Be Verbs to avoid or not7 Show Promoteurs, Marchands de biens, Opérations de rénovation, Lotisseurs... versus Tell considerations8 Begin with Action how important is this?9 Point of View which is best?10 Speech attributes should we use Payer moins d'impôts 2019-2020 pour les Nuls poche variations of he said she said or not?11 Outlining should you or shouldn't you?12 That to use or not to use13 Switching between Storylines is this good or bad?14 Floating body parts should we say things like he rolled his eyes if you can't really roll an eye?15 Gerunds Participial Phrases Sentence Fragments Beginning with Conjunctions Ending with Prepositions and Passive Voice are these pitfalls or no problem?16 Breaking the Fourth Wall by addressing the reader directly the pros and cons17 Weasel Words in the ear of the beholder?18 Read Everything really?19 El Leonard's 10 Ruleswhat Gerke's stand is on these20 The Big Enchilada a conglomeration of yet rules around things like the use of the present tense italicizing dialogue introducing too many characters too uickly paragraph length etc

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Cide what kind of novelist you want to beHack your reader's brain to hook her interest and trigger emotional engagement from the very first pageIncorporate enduring elements of storytelling from masters like Joseph Campbell Aristotle and Carl JungReaders want to be swept away by your stories When you eschew the rules and focus on your readers' desires you're free to write truly irresistible ficti I've been reading a number of books on writing lately and this has been my favorite so far when it comes to reading a book like this cover to cover Some are interesting resources and have useful lists and whatnot but this actually read like a story but the plot was here is a bunch of writing don't and why people feel this way and when it's ok to do it anyway It actually did a great job of explaining why writers are told to 1 not have prologues 2 don't use passive voice 3 death to all adverbs and most of your adjectives too my pretty 4 avoid the dreaded head hopping of third person omniscient 5 pretty much any other writing advice you may have received gets the pros cons and the author's personal feelings treatment It was interesting Also we got an in depth discussion of Joseph Conrad's the hero's journey and I'd never really seen it all spelled out Now I want to grab other books and see how closely they match this model Enfin rentier : Devenir multimillionnaire grâce à l'e-commerce very first pageIncorporate enduring elements of storytelling from masters like Joseph Campbell Aristotle and Carl JungReaders want to be swept away by your stories When you eschew the rules and focus on your readers' desires you're free to write truly irresistible ficti I've been reading a number of books on writing lately and this has been my favorite so far when it comes to reading a book like this cover to cover Some are interesting resources and have useful lists and whatnot but this actually read like a story but the plot was here is a bunch of writing don't and why people feel this way and when it's ok to do it anyway It actually did a great job of explaining why writers are told to 1 not have prologues 2 don't use passive Les grands principes de l'actuariat voice 3 death to all adverbs and most of your adjectives too my pretty 4 avoid the dreaded head hopping of third person omniscient 5 pretty much any other writing advice you may have received gets the pros cons and the author's personal feelings treatment It was interesting Also we got an in depth discussion of Joseph Conrad's the hero's journey and I'd never really seen it all spelled out Now I want to grab other books and see how closely they match this model

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Discover Your Voice and Enthrall ReadersThe craft of writing is filled with various debates Should I include a prologue? Should I delete all adverbs from my manuscript? Just how much backstory if any can I include in my story? These uestions and their often contradictory answers can cause confusion frustration and even paralysis in the writer The Irresistible Novel frees you from the limits of so I put five stars on but four stars here on Goodreads because the star system is slightly different; I really liked it but I'm not sure I can go all the way to It was amazing personallyOverall this is a fantastic resource particularly for the writer who is stuck in the paralyzing stage of trying to obey all the rules There are three portions to the book which are sort of uniue from each otherPART ONE goes through various writing rules chapter by chapter and gives the for and against for each one and a small manifesto for you to fill out at the end proclaiming your stance opinions which you are given permission to change however and whenever you want The first several chapters were very refreshing and satisfying and it was wonderful to stake out where I stood on the rules and forget about the alternate view As this portion went on though I found myself skimming a bita lot of the rules discussed were little things I didn't care about or had settled in my mind a long time ago I felt like this section could have been covered in just a few chapters and then a big you get the idea but there are probably some writers who can really benefit from those chapters tooPART TWO is short and talks about brain chemistry and why certain kinds of stories are likely to delight readers and create a connection with them Again I felt like it could have been summed up uickly but it wasn't too technical which made it approachable and easy to understandPART THREE is in my opinion the real meat of the book having gone through the rules and encouraged you to toss the rulebook Gerke uses Part 3 to explore some very classic formulas archetypes and such that are found in classic popular and beloved fiction Readers connect with these things so if your book contains them it may be compelling as well These are not rules but rather helpful aides to making your reader fall in love with your book if you use them Personally I was uite excited to discover that my own work in progress contained most if not all of the monomyth hero's journey elements That section was a thrill to readvery encouragingIn summary there is a LOT of good information here and it is not only actionable but exciting to learn I felt it could be shorter in places and once in awhile I was amused to see Gerke suggesting what appear to be rules himselfbut I imagine he'd probably be the first to point out that they're only guidelines and free to be broken ; As he teaches in the book the first and most important thing is to hook your reader from beginning to end And The Irresistible Novel is a great resource to help you do that La boîte à outils de la Création d'entreprise - Edition 2019 - 63 outils clés en main various debates Should I include a prologue? Should I delete all adverbs from my manuscript? Just how much backstory if any can I include in my story? These uestions and their often contradictory answers can cause confusion frustration and even paralysis in the writer The Irresistible Novel frees you from the limits of so I put five stars on but four stars here on Goodreads because the star system is slightly different; I really liked it but I'm not sure I can go all the way to It was amazing personallyOverall this is a fantastic resource particularly for the writer who is stuck in the paralyzing stage of trying to obey all the rules There are three portions to the book which are sort of uniue from each otherPART ONE goes through Id Reflex' Location en Meuble LMP-LMNP various writing rules chapter by chapter and gives the for and against for each one and a small manifesto for you to fill out at the end proclaiming your stance opinions which you are given permission to change however and whenever you want The first several chapters were 107 Principes Immobiliers (pour Investir comme un Pro et S'enrichir avec la Pierre) very refreshing and satisfying and it was wonderful to stake out where I stood on the rules and forget about the alternate Code de commerce 2020, annoté - 115e éd. view As this portion went on though I found myself skimming a bita lot of the rules discussed were little things I didn't care about or had settled in my mind a long time ago I felt like this section could have been covered in just a few chapters and then a big you get the idea but there are probably some writers who can really benefit from those chapters tooPART TWO is short and talks about brain chemistry and why certain kinds of stories are likely to delight readers and create a connection with them Again I felt like it could have been summed up uickly but it wasn't too technical which made it approachable and easy to understandPART THREE is in my opinion the real meat of the book having gone through the rules and encouraged you to toss the rulebook Gerke uses Part 3 to explore some La Copropriété Poche Pour les Nuls very classic formulas archetypes and such that are found in classic popular and beloved fiction Readers connect with these things so if your book contains them it may be compelling as well These are not rules but rather helpful aides to making your reader fall in love with your book if you use them Personally I was uite excited to discover that my own work in progress contained most if not all of the monomyth hero's journey elements That section was a thrill to readvery encouragingIn summary there is a LOT of good information here and it is not only actionable but exciting to learn I felt it could be shorter in places and once in awhile I was amused to see Gerke suggesting what appear to be rules himselfbut I imagine he'd probably be the first to point out that they're only guidelines and free to be broken ; As he teaches in the book the first and most important thing is to hook your reader from beginning to end And The Irresistible Novel is a great resource to help you do that