I have to agree with the reviewer below who said this is the best book about how to write fiction ever written and I speak from experience.
Before I read this book I had never completed a novel. I have since sold 24 of them and mostly by following Woodford's advice. Woodford was a working writer in the era of the pulps and astoundingly most of his advice has not dated one little bit. This is a dark, cynical and very funny book by a man who knew how to write and how to sell. The chapters on how t