Action is a book about writing action into your book, screenplay or graphic novel. It methodically describes how all fiction follows an action methodology regardless of genre. Each genre is explained in excruciating detail. No prior knowledge is assumed. I would assume most writers or readers know that epic stories consist of a hero, a villain, and a victim. However, the author mentions it several times like it was a new idea.

Okay, you can tell I didn’t like the author’s pedantic tone. It did seem at first as if he was talking down to his reader. However, you can’t argue with success. He has trained many award-winning writers—according to his bio in the back. I do believe there is some great information here. I just wish I didn’t have to read all the rest of Action to get to it. 4 stars.

Thanks to Twelve and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.

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