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Every time Frey gives advice, he comes across as dogmatic; it's as though he thinks his method is THE right method and other methods are inferior in themselves. But that's just plain wrong. While he does give good advice, the reader should be aware that there are many more methods out there see Cleaver's book on this that may or may not work for a particular writer.
Frey's method may very well work for himself, and maybe for many others, but just as there is no one way of telling a story, there simply is no one way of writing a novel.
As long as Frey's method works for you and gets you to write better prose and dialogue and story, then fine, stick to it and keep writing.
But if it doesn't work for you, then you might want to pick another book on writing and try another method out. The point is to find a method that suits you.
So insofar as he doesn't really allow for other potential methods, he is pontificating, and I didn't like it. He has a workable method, sure. You do XYZ in order and voila, you got your novel. But it doesn't work like that for everyone. Not everyone can come up with 50 pages of a character's biography without getting into the story.
Not everyone can come up with the whole plot without actually writing and letting the characters play it out. Stephen King doesn't even know what'll happen next; he's a big believer in intuition and letting things happen and fall in place.
Frey's method has no room for such a method. He has to know the characters and know exactly what will happen in the story before even writing a word of the story. Not everyone works like that. So that's why the book gets the rating it gets.
It was OK because though it was being narrow-minded in my opinion, it did have some good nuggets of advice. I did learn a few things, but mostly Jerry Cleaver's Immediate Fiction covers all the crucial information Frey provides, and does it better and a lot more comprehensively.
So I recommend reading Jerry Cleaver's book first. Other major things are described in more depth and range in Cleaver's book and King's book both of which are excellent, btw. So overall, meh, it was OK.The 8-step guide to creating and publishing your own comic book By Tammy Coron TZ Digital art Regular contributor Tammy Coron has made a comic book - .
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