Monday, May 30, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: The Story Book by David Baboulene

For my regular followers, you *KNOW* I am a freak when it comes to spouting great advice from Donald Maass' book THE FIRE IN FICTION.

I've made it a goal to read as many books on the craft of writing as possible (within reason of course - I have to read two books (at least) of fiction for every one book on the craft). And, frankly, these other books have been a disappointment after reading Maass' book.


Oh. My.

You know that over-used phrase, "You had me at hello." ??

Don't get me wrong ... I'm not in love with David Baboulene ... (I am happily married, thank you very much!) ... BUT ...

I AM IN LOVE WITH HIS BOOK! And, it had me from "hello!"

Not very many books on the craft of writing can grip the reader from the beginning pages! Seriously ... what is there to grip us? There's no inciting event like you'd find in fiction. There's no character conflict. There's no horror.

There is simply great writing with great concepts and great tools to actually spark your brain and motivate you to write ... and write BETTER.

While reading, I actually had to set the book down carry the book with me to my laptop and implement techniques into my WIP that I'd just read about in the book. It was THAT motivating.

If you missed it, here's the blog post where I explained one of these moments: CLICK HERE! :)

This book has been not only inspiring and educational to me as a writer, but it has also been a guidebook. It has provided me with useful tools to improve my writing.

I highly recommend THE STORY BOOK by David Baboulene to anyone interested in the craft of writing.

To learn more about David, visit his blog:
And visit his virtual book tour page: Virtual Book Tour

Have you read this book yet?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Margo,

    I just noticed a number of people directed to my web pages from this page - just wanted to thank you very much for your kind words and recommendations. I greatly appreciate it, and am VERY pleased to hear when I've helped someone!

    Thanks again, and best regards.

    David Baboulene