• Title: Put the Cat In the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen
  • Author: Jake Vander-Ark
  • ISBN: 9781977718051
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • Put the Cat In the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen Librarian s Note Alternate cover edition for ISBN There are hundreds of excellent books about writing but most of them are boring complicated or bogged down by filler This little boo
    Librarian s Note Alternate cover edition for ISBN13 9781476000893There are hundreds of excellent books about writing, but most of them are boring, complicated, or bogged down by filler This little book is brief and easy to understand It won t bore you with mundane grammar rules or the crap you learn in English class, but offers concrete suggestions on how to improve yoLibrarian s Note Alternate cover edition for ISBN13 9781476000893There are hundreds of excellent books about writing, but most of them are boring, complicated, or bogged down by filler This little book is brief and easy to understand It won t bore you with mundane grammar rules or the crap you learn in English class, but offers concrete suggestions on how to improve your writing.From lighthearted pointers for beginners to hard core truths about the craft, Put the Cat In the Oven is a must have desk reference for anyone who refuses to put down the pen.

    One Reply to “Put the Cat In the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen”

    1. A short book about writing, gem packed with practical tips for writers. This book is a keeper, highlight it, refer to it often. Takes less than an hour to read.

    2. A great summary of all the important points. While I didn't agree with everything, this is the perfect book for a beginner, or the writer who wants to level up.

    3. Great short read. Great adviceMore useful and practical than much longer works I have tried to plod through. Memorable advice succinctly presented. I recommend it.

    4. This is a very short book that gets straight to the point about writing technique. I read it in one sitting and did find some very valuable advice in here along with some examples of how to implement the advice into my own writing. Short, sweet, and inspirational. The reason for leaving off one star is for some glaring typos I found while reading.

    5. This book is the holy bible of all "how-to-write" paperbacks. I laughed, I nodded along in agreement, I fist bumped the air, I stared dumbfoundedly at a few pages and felt incredibly stupid for a few chapters all in a span of about two hours, which is how long it took me to read it.If you are thinking of writing a book, have written a book, or in the middle of writing a book (like me), I RECOMMEND this piece of art 100%!!!!!Do not have enough praise. A serious must-buy.

    6. Great infoNow this is what I was looking for a great little book with great big help. Thank you so much.

    7. Awesome read!!/Awesome read!! It made me look at few things differently which is going to help immensely. Highly recommend this book!

    8. I'll probably read this book at least 3 more times. If there were a print edition, I'd buy it to use as desk reference. It's terrific. Thank you, Jake Vander Ark, for sharing your secrets of success. Maybe this seems like an obvious result of reading a book about writing, but it was useful to me not just as a guide to writing well, but as an explanation for why there are so many books I start reading and think "Ugh, how does this get good reviews?" and then stop reading in search of something be [...]

    9. This is the second book on writing that I've read; the first being "On Writing". The book jumps right into developing the core of a story. The writer explains intricately with the help of live examples how can one strengthen the literary glue that keeps a reader hooked up till the last page. It is a lean guide to be referred to again and again when writing a short story or an entire book. One of the best ideas I found was to keep a notebook at hand to capture all the subtle yet powerful ideas su [...]

    10. Great book for writers to readThis book takes out all the boring, mundane, useless words and gets to the point. The point is how to be a better writer. With simple, but accurate advice on every part of a story, I even pulled up my phone to take a few notes as inspiration hit for the book I'm currently writing. Easy to read with information that will stick with me as I continue to study "the craft." Also, genius on the Author's part to use his other books as examples, it made me look them up and [...]

    11. Quick, simple, and important advice all writers and wannabe writers should know; I found this short book informative, and although it doesn't say anything new about writing, it presents well-known advice in a quirky and easy to understand way. The title doesn't lie - it's concise and free of the "fluffy" stuff that packs those lengthy writing books, like "write your dreams" advice that doesn't mean anything.

    12. There is so much useful information here for a writer, whether a novelist or a student in a Creative Writing college course. It was very engaging and went by quickly. To be honest, it was over too soon, but this just means it was very enjoyable and applicable to my situation as a self-published author. It was certainly worth my time, and I recommend it!

    13. 'Put the Cat in the Oven Before You Describe the Kitchen' by Jake Vander Ark is a fairly good book on writing, with some effective no-nonsense tips on how you can make your writing better. The author has an easy-to-read style, but didn't really offer all that much that was new in my opinion. Still, it's not a bad reference book to have on your shelf.

    14. Concise Honest and funny. I know I will refer back to this book often. Thank you for the advice as I was struggling with whether or not I was overriding adjectives. Now how about my run on on sentences?

    15. Great titleFor just a dollar what's not to like?Readable style, sound advice, not too long.Don't look for depth or elegant prose. This is writing 101, quick and basic.

    16. Great Resource I'm trying to get started as a writer and found this short book very useful. Gives concepts I hadn't considered and lists great examples.

    17. A list, not a bookThis is basically a checklist of things most writers know about already. Still, can be handy for your writer's toolbox.

    18. Good advice without the fillerAs promised he gave good advice and was straight forward about it. My career isn't writing but I want it to be. I can see myself referring back to some of the tips frequently. I've already used some of his advice to polish a short creative piece.Lastly, I knew this was a short read. When it was over, I wanted more.

    19. Good, short read. Filled with interesting anecdotes and tips for the aspiring writerI'm not a writer myself, but this book was a fast, fun read. I'd recommend it for others who have a passing fancy for writing.

    20. Disjointed Not very helpful. Doesn't get into anything enough to fully explain. It took me a couple days to get through & I forgot everything by the time I got to the end. Many good reviews though so it must've been good for some beginning writers.

    21. Really helpfulThis book is short but I found it very helpful. I had been experiencing writers block and I often find that books like this will inspire me and jog my creative mind. This book did just that.

    22. If you're looking for quick writing tips, this is a good book. If you're looking for a detailed, in depth book on the craft of writing, this probably isn't your best choice. It contained plenty of good tips; I may read it again later. I especially appreciated what he said about truth in fiction. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a beginning writer, or just interested in writing advice in general.

    23. Short and sweet This book is what it promises to be; quick and to the point. Most of the tips are essential and while some are obvious, others not so much. The format makes for an easy read. I took a lot of notes and was even inspired to a story idea!

    24. Zupełnie nie wiem, po co mi to było, ale troszkę uprzyjemniło 20 minut w metrze, za to druga gwiazdka.

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