Writing professional J. C. Admore recently said this about my book How Stories Really Work:
As with all professionals, I too read craft books every day, to stay on top of my game.
Over the last thirty years, I’ve read (literally) hundreds of writing books. And, lemme tell ya, the VAST majority of them are garbage.
The relative few that are decent still aren’t great. Writing instructors usually spend 60,000 words saying what could’ve been said in 60.
EXCEPT for yours, Grant. Your books are hands down, bar none, exceptional. You get down into the nitty gritty and talk about real stuff that’s immediately useful.
I especially like How Stories Really Work. You really nailed it with that one.
And, Grant... it’s REALLY hard to impress me. But, you had me hooked from the very first sentence.
In fact, I’ve already turned a number of my past clients onto it.
So... thank you for giving the writing world something of merit. Your book is a breath of invigorating fresh air.
May it breathe new life into this great industry of ours so that writers may once again set the world on fire.
-J. C. Admore, Professional Writing Expert
Thanks very much, J. C.! You can read more about the book here.