Book Reviews

A Review of Immediate Fiction by Jerry Cleaver

I’ve been ranting and raving for months about a certain book I’ve been reading: Immediate Fiction by Jerry Cleaver.

Finally, after acquiring a tab which allows me to read anywhere, I’ve finished the book. It took me more than a month to finish the book and it wasn’t because it was boring. Oh no! Far from it, the book was amazing.

Jerry Cleaver’s Immediate Fiction is a book I won’t forget in a hurry. Its a full course on writing fiction for aspiring authors and basically fiction writers. Right from the second I picked it up, I knew I would enjoy the book.

It has chapters dedicated to how to show emotion, showing, editing and so many other important writing tips. It even has chapters for scriptwriting and publishing.

I especially loved how he took his time to break everything down. There are even writing exercises at the end of each chapter so you can measure your progress.

Jerry Cleaver also explains in the book what he did before he wrote it and that gave me the confidence to trust the tips he gave in the book.

Full of amazing tips, Jerry Cleaver’s book is something that aspiring authors will find very useful. He basically condenses years of writing classes into an entire book. I feel like its an encyclopedia.

I wrote about the chapter on emotion here. While I’ve finished reading the book, I get the feeling that I will continue to refer to the book as I continue my writing journey.

No, I’m not a published author. Of anything. We’re in this boat together.

Buy the book here

Rating: 5 stars.


From the legendary creator of the Writer’s Loft in Chicago, comes a writing course for those who want to see results now.¬†Immediate Fiction¬†covers the entire process of writing including manuscript preparation, time management, finding an idea, getting words on the page, staying unblocked, and submitting to agents and publishers.

With insightful tips and advice, Jerry Cleaver helps writers manage doubts, fears, blocks, and panic all while helping to develop their writing in minutes a day. A practical and accessible resource, this book has everything the aspiring writer needs to write and sell novels, short stories, screenplays, and stage plays.

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