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Rewriting: A Creative Approach To Writing Fiction

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This work introduces readers to the author's brand of revising fiction - a process in which a story's words, structure, even its very meaning may change as it grows stronger. Through every stage of the writing process the author provides strategies and criteria to help pinpoint the problems in your work and fix them. He looks at sacred" first ideas, slow starts, out-of-seq ...more
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Published March 31st 1998 by A & C Black Publishers Ltd
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Sarah Potter
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As an author, I'm not into books about writing. Instead, I prefer to read a wide cross section of fiction, to gain insight into what works and doesn't work. However, something made me open this book by David Michael Kaplan during National Novel Writing Month, a time when I was slamming out words and resisting the urge to edit.

This might seem like odd reading material to have chosen to read during this particularly intensive writing challenge. In fact, it proved most exhilarating, as the author g
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Jennifer Hicks
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the road map I needed!
Bobbie Darbyshire
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
A decade and more ago I was addicted to how-to-write books. Good, bad or ugly, I greedily swallowed them all. I still indulge now and then. Saw this recommended somewhere, and yes, it’s pretty good, but actually (come on, Bobbie) I already know all these great tips. Back it goes on my how-to shelf, beside Cook ‘Line by line’, Browne & King ‘Self-editing for fiction writers’, Bell ‘The artful edit’, Lerner ‘An editor’s advice to writers’, Lamott ‘Bird by bird’, etc, etc, because really I ough ...more
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