Why should you read Whodunit? The Adverb Looks Guilty
March 2, 2020
I write as well as I can about a subject I love deeply. But, as always, reviewers have the final word.
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.
Pirtle’s stories reveal a behind the scenes look at humanity in all its splendor and all its flaws. But most of all, the stories speak of a people’s strength, determination and a passion that endures throughout the good times and the bad. – Author S.S Bazinet
By Jackie Taylor Zortman
As a devoted fan of the unique writing style of Caleb Pirtle III, I am always excited to see the release of another of his books. I found this one to be informative about the art of writing, mixed with a healthy portion of his dry humor that will keep you laughing at the end of various chapters.
I read the book in my spare time, which is infrequent, and it kept me anxious to get back to it when I had to put it down. In my opinion, this man is blessed with a skill for writing that many of us will never possess.
I enjoyed reading about his personal journey as he climbed from one rung on the writing ladder to the next higher one over many years. In my opinion, he has reached the top.
Some of the best opening sentences of first chapters I have ever read were written by him and are still seared in my mind.
I highly recommend this book, especially if you have any interest in writing, are looking for a fascinating book to read or perhaps you simply want to learn a bit more about Caleb Pirtle III.
You’ll find it all in here.
By Trisha Faye
“I collect stories.”
Caleb Pirtle is clear from the start. This is about stories. He collects them. He writes them. He shares his knowledge about stories with us.
Reading Whodunit? The Adverb Looks Guilty: Everything I Suspect about Writing is like opening a mixed bag of treasures. It’s a little bit bio. It’s a little bit memoir. It’s a little bit writer’s angst. And it’s a lot of reflection and helpful advice.
“The reader doesn’t watch the character move from scene to scene.
“The reader becomes the character.”
It’s golden snippets like this that I need to remember and incorporate into my own writing.
He also shares how a good logline helps maintain the focus of the story you’re writing.
Or, how writing has changed as we write for a new generation.
And, oh, so much more.
In reading Whodunit? I find myself collecting nuggets of precious information as I wade through each chapter, enjoying the stroll as I’m entertained by the stories within.
I recommend this book. It’s one I will read more than once, as I find that each time I wander through the tales, I discover new tidbits that I need to take to heart.
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