This book will help new writers who need an understanding of the writing process and it's also for seasoned writers who need inspiration. It’s a powerful tool.
This book is laid out like a dictionary, with everything and anything to do with writing listed from A to Z ("act" is the first one and "zeitgeist" is the last one).
There are explanations for things that are well-known like "attitude", "pace", "subplot" and "writer's block". But there are also some terms that I'd never heard of before like "bildungsroman", "the choking Doberman", "fish in a barrel" and "verisimilitude".
If there is a word in small caps in an explanation, it means it has its own explanation in the book.
For me it isn't a book I could read from front to back ... it's one that I picked up and read a couple explanations and then put down until another time. I found it more interesting to randomly open the book and read whatever explanation I had come across.