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How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them--A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide - Sandra Newman, Howard Mittelmark This was actually a re-read, something I could read in short snatches at work. I'd forgotten how funny it is. Although it's a valuable read for wannabe writers, it's actually a good read for avid readers too. It's a catalogue of all the things that annoy you in books, and though it mentions that following their advice will ensure your book is never, ever published, I sadly have come across these examples in real books. On that note, it works as a nice palate cleanser after reading something that rankles you.