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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
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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Ann Douglas
A concise (it's an e-book short) yet comprehensive (all the usual topics are covered, albeit briefly) guide to writing fiction.
Rashad Pharaon
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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