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The Craft Of Fiction: How To Become A Novelist
Who else wants to write a best seller? What lies at the beating heart of this book is the belief that good writing can be taught and this is what this book sets out to do. This book provides detailed advice on writing fiction.
Paperback, 236 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Aber
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This book is aimed at the wannabe novelists amongst us; it has sections on story arcs, using interior and exterior scenes, dialogue, converting your real life into writing (which has an interesting take on the standard 'write what you know' line - as the author rightly points out, you may be too close to what you know to make the necessary cuts and changes to turn it into art). It's written in an easy read style, informal but not annoyingly chatty. The examples from known and less well know book ...more