The Nighttime Novelist...accomplishes more in about 240 pages than a dozen other "how to write" or "craft your novel" books have ever done.

--Helen Gallagher/Blogcritics




Wednesday, September 22, 2010

James Scott Bell on The Nighttime Novelist

Novelist and fellow WD author James Scott Bell--whose Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure and The Art of War for Writers I very much admire--has written a nice notice of The Nighttime Novelist for Kill Zone, the resource for thriller and mystery writers.

Among the kind words:

I like to teach nuts and bolts, actual techniques that work. This is the approach Bates takes as well. It's like having a reliable writing coach available for you any time of the day or night.

And that's really the point here. No matter when you write, or how long you have to do it, you can use this guide to give you a little jolt of creativity or direction when you need it.

You can read the full review here.

PS--Bell also mentions that I teach at Miami of Ohio, which prompted a Go Reds from a Cincinnatian in the comments section. Back atcha: Go Reds!

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