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Smashwords book reviews by Erin Lopez
- The Editor's Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists
on April 01, 2010
"The writing world has waited for a crisp, clear guide for novelists equal to The Elements of Style. This is that book. Every fiction writer and every editor should own, read, and reread Sarah Cypher’s concise masterpiece." —Elizabeth Lyon, author of "Manuscript Makeover"
"The Editor's Lexicon is not only an essential tool for new writers, it's an invaluable immersion into the realm of storytelling. It transcends its surface function as a dictionary of literary terminology to create a contextual world of meaning for writers, one that reminds us of how many variables are involved and how essential the various storytelling elements become. Too many writers develop their stories outside of this awareness, they write organically and instinctively, and at their peril. This valuable book introduces the writer to the requisite building blocks of successful storytelling in a way that makes them immediately useful." --Larry Brooks, author of critically-acclaimed thrillers and "The Three Dimensions of Character"