Monkeys with Typewriters by Scarlett Thomas
How to Write Fiction and Unlock the Secret Power of Stories

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...her book is boring...so much of what she has to say seems rather basic, or well known, or redundant, or obvious in some other way that you have to wonder who this book is for.
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Stories are everywhere...

Exploring the great plots from Plato to The Matrix and from Tolstoy to Toy Story, this is a book for anyone who wants to unlock any narrative and learn to create their own. With startling and original insights into how we construct stories, this is a creative writing book like no other. It will show you how to read and write better.
 

About Scarlett Thomas

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Scarlett Thomas's novels include The End of Mr.Y, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize; Our Tragic Universe; and PopCo. In 2002 she won Best New Writer in the Elle Style Awards.
 
Published October 10, 2012 by Canongate UK. 488 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Leo Benedictus on Oct 13 2012

...her book is boring...so much of what she has to say seems rather basic, or well known, or redundant, or obvious in some other way that you have to wonder who this book is for.

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