Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished professional, whether your field is fiction, non-fiction or journalism, you will find in this book a wealth of helpful guidance from one of the century’s master editors, unavailable anywhere else. No high-flown theory, just useful solutions that will show you how to rework writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place. After reading this book you will be able to: grab your readers with your opening sentence – sketch in your characters with a few deft words – create attention-holding suspense – write dialogue that is both exciting and moves the story forward – use flashbacks to telling effect – write love scenes that really work – vary the pace of your writing – judge where to cut and prune – think up really selling titles – enhance non-fiction with the techniques of fiction – and much, much more. Above all you will learn the secrets of successful revision and acquire the art of assessing your own work objectively. Fresh, useful, informative and fun to read and reread, ‘Solutions for Writers’, is packed with ideas, examples of techniques in practice, and advice that makes you see the craft of writing in an entirely new light. It is a book that you will mark up, dog-ear and cherish.