Immediate Fiction has ratings and 69 reviews. Laura said: Lacking any legitimate sources of editing wisdom for writers of fiction, I found this book. Immediate Fiction covers the entire process of writing including manuscript With insightful tips and advice, Jerry Cleaver helps writers manage doubts, fears, . Read our review of Immediate Fiction by author Jerry Cleaver.

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The author related to isolation experimentswhere people were sealed in sensor-sterilized chambers, and they can’t hear anything immediare feel the tips of their fingers or even feel the weight of their own bodies under the pressure of gravity. I may not agree with everything he says, but this book is a solid summary of a lot of useful information that may show or remind you of things that can help you write a solid story.

Also, I wondered where Cleaver’s editor was, or if he had one. Refresh and try again.

Seems decent overall – I’m certainly no expert. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

Immediate Fiction : Jerry Cleaver :

Lists with This Book. However, I don’t respect this book all the way because of how little he appears to respect other authors who are in the boat with uerry, trying to make sense of story craft. He lays out the basic tools of writing, offers many writing exercises, and has a good attitude about writing with your own inspiration and using the tools only as a way to get “unstuck” or a way to edit effectively.


Jan 15, Sasha rated it really liked it Shelves: Is the character trying hard enough?

Loved Chapter 15, it had some great insights but the book fell flat for me after that I found myself just skimming most of it. I don’t know if I got a bad edition of this book or not; I want to give it the benefit of the doubt.

For example, I will outline a few scenes, very loosely, just to give myself a trajectory. He discusses what to do when you hit a wall, how to let your subconscious work for you Script Analysis ficgion Rehearsal Techniques.

Anyway, I found the book worth reading. This is a plainly written well-organized approach to writing. Description Based on a top writers’ workshop, Immediate Fiction covers the entire process of writing from manuscript preparation and time management, to finding an idea, getting words on the page staying unblocked, and submitting to agents and publishers. Apr 10, William rated it liked it Shelves: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

You can be a pantser and do just fine as long as you follow the elements of craft. Jul 07, Diane Holcomb rated it it was amazing. Now that he is an experienced writer he wanted to do something about it and this book does a good job of it. Simple concepts and exercises to create engagement and instill forward momentum in every scene.

I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would. Character should never be happy through an entire scene. Cleaver has a great affinity for the rhetorical question.

A practical and accessible resource, this book has everything the aspiring writer needs to write and sell novels, short stories, screenplays, and stage plays. What Are You Laughing At? A practical and accessible resource, this book has everything the aspiring writer needs to write and sell novels, short stories, screenplays, and stage plays. Cleaver addresses the very basics: The author stays away from getting in to dense literary terminology and collapses story form down to simple components.


From the legendary creator of the Writer’s Loft in Chicago, comes a writing course for those who want to see results now. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

And rereading is necessary while writing, I find. He gives authors and titles of books on writing really likes. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Cleaver reminded me that the writing class I learned the most from, in my university days, was actually a playwriting course.

Other editions – View all Immediate Fiction: I’m reasonably well versed in the basics and was looking for more inspirational writing. Published in immexiate magazines and a ghostwriter for several books, Cleaver lives in Chicago, Illinois with his wife. Joy Your Way to a Bestseller! After that, you should commit to a year – writing every day, for at least 5 minutes a day.