The novel did tend to get dry in a few places, I will admit. Some stories, as well as story transitions/filler stories made me feel like he was just trying to get to one point to another. However, there were only a few of these instances, so it is not too much of a complaint.
Also, when he was going through the explanation of some writing techniques, it almost felt... textbook. Yet only in a few areas; again this is only a small complaint.
Other than that, the book was a perfectly fine read.