New 5-Star Review for Whodunit? The Adverb Looks Guilty
May 12, 2020
Review: “If you enjoy storytelling without the fluff by a master wordsmith, I highly recommend Whodunit? The Adverb Looks Guilty.”
I grew up in a world of storytellers and have spent a lifetime writing stories. I’ve poured words into newspapers, magazines, made-for-television movies, documentaries, motion pictures, and books, both fiction and nonfiction. If it weren’t for words, I’d have no life at all.
Whodunit: The Adverb Looks Guilty is everything I suspect about writing, including my own observations about the trials and triumphs of the writing life. The book is, in reality, a memoir, a writing primer filled with tips, advice, thoughts, and information passed on by my Muse, and my characters, as well as ideas stolen from the masters of literature.
Come share my frustrations, disappointments, and those wonderful moments when the words are snatched out of the air where they have been waiting all along, and the right noun, for a change, is slammed hard against the right verb, and I can sleep that night knowing all is right with the world.
The most damning two words in writing are The End. It means I have to begin all over again and plow the fields of my memories for stories that my mama said would be better off untold.
Review by Marlene Bell
Mr. Pirtle is truly a gifted writer. He quotes from many of his previous books inside Whodunit? but has chosen to present this volume in an accelerated manner.
The author has a punchy flair for few words and short phrases all the way down each page.
This style isn’t for all readers, but I found it refreshing. I’m a big fan of short, to the point and move on.
There is so much to take in, I recommend allowing the crisp chapters to soak in by reading in sessions.
Whodunit? is a compilation of memoir, writing craft, and interesting anecdotes about how writing has changed from his favorite story era of the 1930s and 1940s to the present.
I’m a child of the ’60s and ’70s so I found his references a nice dip into history, and learned a lot! (And I picked up sound writing wisdom along the way, too.)
If you enjoy storytelling without the fluff by a master wordsmith, I highly recommend Whodunit? The Adverb Looks Guilty.
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