Perusing “Plot Fiction Like The Masters” by Terry Richard Bazes

Book Reviews

Truly unlike any instructional ‘how to write’ type of book I’ve come across before, Terry Richard Bazes’ “Plot Fiction Like the Masters” is unique and refreshing. It takes an original stance on identifying what the magic is behind some of the universally acknowledged literary classics of our time.


Using Ian Fleming’s “Dr. No”, Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” and Evelyn Waugh’s “A Handful of Dust” as case studies, Bazes analyzes the thematic constructs and tricks by these authors to help define what truly makes a classic.  Bazes provides key, insightful commentary and instructions on what truly makes a plot a success. Using the above case studies,  he separates himself from the usual rhetoric of popular writing guides and focuses on a practical aid to help the modern author create a masterpiece.

Accessibly written and rather entertaining, “Plot Fiction Like the Masters” is a welcome addition to any writers’ library. It’s original and refreshing, and, above all, extremely useful.


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