I am not a fiction writer or that much of a fiction reader, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There is nobody that can compare to Ayn Rand's clarity and ability to communicate the reasoning supporting their views. She provides detailed explanations of common phenomena that others can only explain by stating there is no explanation, eg writers block, or inspired writing.
I enjoyed the first part of the book where she discussed the methodology involved in writing and her own insights that contributed to her growth as a writer. The second part was more technical and discussed various examples from different writers.
Ayn Rand's ability to dissect and analyze others' writing and her uncanny ability to introspect make this book highly entertaining and educational. It provides insight into one of the greatest minds in history.