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Writing Fiction : A Guide to Narrative Craft - 6th edition

Writing Fiction : A Guide to Narrative Craft (ISBN10: 0321117956; ISBN13: 9780321117953)
ISBN13: 978-0321117953
ISBN10: 0321117956

Summary: The most widely used and respected book on writing fiction, Writing Fiction guides the writer from first inspiration to final revision.Supported by an abundance exercises, this guide /anthology explores and integrates the elements of fiction while offering practical techniques and concrete examples. A focus on the writing process in its entirety provides a comprehensive guide to writing fiction, approaching distinct elements in separate chapters while building on wha
t has been covered earlier. Topics include free-writing to revision, plot, style, characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, imagery, and point of view. An anthology of diverse and contemporary short stories followed by suggestions for discussion and writing exercises, illustrates concepts while offering variety in pacing and exposure to this increasingly popular form. The book also discusses key issues including writing workshops, using autobiography as a basis for fiction, using action in stories, using dialogue, and maintaining point of view. The sixth edition also features more short short stories than any previous edition and includes quotation boxes that offer advice and inspirational words from established writers on a wide range of topics--such as writing from experience, story structure, openings and endings, and revision.For those interested in developing their creative writing skills.
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Summary: The most widely used and respected book on writing fiction, Writing Fiction guides the writer from first inspiration to final revision.Supported by an abundance exercises, this guide /anthology explores and integrates the elements of fiction while offering practical techniques and concrete examples. A focus on the writing process in its entirety provides a comprehensive guide to writing fiction, approaching distinct elements in separate chapters while building on what has been covered earlier. Topics include free-writing to revision, plot, style, characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, imagery, and point of view. An anthology of diverse and contemporary short stories followed by suggestions for discussion and writing exercises, illustrates concepts while offering variety in pacing and exposure to this increasingly popular form. The book also discusses key issues including writing workshops, using autobiography as a basis for fiction, using action in stories, using dialogue, and maintaining point of view. The sixth edition also features more short short stories than any previous edition and includes quotation boxes that offer advice and inspirational words from established writers on a wide range of topics--such as writing from experience, story structure, openings and endings, and revision.For those interested in developing their creative writing skills. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 6TH 03
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Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Year Published: 2003
International: No

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