This was the first writing guide I had ever read (which sounds terrible for me, being a writer and all). There were SO many pointers that I found helpful - such as the stressing of writing every day, getting your work published, the need of an agent, the different types of fantasy and science fiction, writing dialogue, etc. etc. etc.
A lot of the book was showing her personal experiences as a writer, which I found helpful because I like to be shown an example rather than be just told how to do it. I learn better that way. :)
She interviewed several writers and editors, which helped me see a bit more of what my experience might be like with an editor.
Overall, I think this book is very good for anyone, who is beginner in the fantasy and/or science fiction writing field.
One point that I would like to make is that the the author's example of an omniscient author wasn't exactly the most appropriate - on pp. 83 and 85, I think (I don't have the book anymore, I had to return it).
I think this book is best for a teen and adult audience.
Alyianna's rating: 8 out 10
Link to my review on Amazon - how about going over there and rating it as helpful? :) http://www.amazon.com/review/R3IP2Q0771IBXN/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0713672447&linkCode=&nodeID=&tag=