I picked this up from the Library today, because it was on the end shelf. I hadn’t planned on reading any more “how to write” books, but I loved John Marsden’s books as a teen, so I was curious to hear what he had to say.
You can tell from the very first page that John loves language, and you will too, once you have finished this book. He really shows you how language can come alive; how to make it work, how to avoid banality and cliche, how to make your stories sing, and all shown by example.
Very enjoyable read and gives the reader much food for thought. Worth putting on your shelves. (And John’s fiction is worth your time if you are looking for a good MG/YA read.)