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How to write fiction: A Guardian masterclass (Guardian Shorts)

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Published (first published October 6th 2011)
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Rahul  Adusumilli
Nov 01, 2014 Rahul Adusumilli rated it really liked it
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I don't know the first thing about writing a novel, or writing in general. This super-short book works as a great introduction.

One of the chapters is about the importance of dialogue. It says modern day publishers are likely to select a book with dialogue because it moves faster and readers love to move along. When did a novel become a screenplay, eh? By this standard, a character can't be by himself and will have to be perennially surrounded by others- just so he can have a dialogue! Tres ridi
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Amy
Mar 22, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it
At first I thought this book might be a bit too beginner-level for me, but the farther I got into it, the more I enjoyed it. Its strongest aspect was its credibility. Often with these 'How to Write' books I question whether the author knows what they're talking about, but in the Guardian Masterclass each chapter is written by an experienced author; most have even won prestigious awards. These authors broke down the aspects of writing fiction into easily-understandable pieces, and gave a lot of i ...more
Ann Douglas
Jan 20, 2014 Ann Douglas rated it really liked it
A concise (it's an e-book short) yet comprehensive (all the usual topics are covered, albeit briefly) guide to writing fiction.
Rashad Pharaon
Jun 18, 2012 Rashad Pharaon rated it really liked it
This book is a simple read, although I recommend it more as a refresher to those who've read other how-to fiction writing books. It is presented simply and with ample exercises, ranging from beginner to advanced.

You can never learn enough and this concise book makes a great addition to any serious writer's repertoire. I only wish it had a recap section at the end to summarize all the points covered.
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