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Let's Get Creative: Writing Fiction that Sells!
by William F. Nolan (Goodreads Author)
William F. Nolan, using the knowledge acquired by writing more than 90 works of fiction, analyzes some of his and others’ best work to help the reader with construction of characters, dramatic development, and dialogue. The writer will learn how to hook the reader on the first page, how to develop conflict, the craft of revision, and more.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Linden Publishing
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I am currently in a month long residency at Stegner House, and the library includes a bunch of "how to" writing books, many of which are not even worth skimming. This, hands down, is the worst of the bunch. I have never heard of William F. Nolan, although his list of credits runs two pages. The only book of his I had heard of is "Logan's Run," and that is because of the movie and TV show. All of his much lauded film and TV credits are from the 70's, as are the vast majority of his book ...more
William F. Nolan is best known as the co-author (with George Clayton Johnson) of Logan's Run -- a science fiction novel that went on to become a movie, a television series and is about to become a movie again -- and as single author of its sequels. His short stories have been selected for scores of anthologies and textbooks and he is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award from the ...moreMore about William F. Nolan...