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Levin covers both the basics and the finer points to getting a novel written. She then backs up her instruction with skill-building exercises that will actually make it happen.
Hardcover, 198 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Writer's Digest Books
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Laura Gotti
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Io l'ho letto per lavoro non certo per scrivere un romanzo. Ma credo sia un testo che vada letto da tutti quelli che hanno una passione per la narrativa perché è pieno di informazioni e spunti intelligenti. Spiega molte cose pratiche sulla costruzione di un libro: come creare un personaggio, come lavorare sulla trama, la revisione, la riscrittura. È fatto bene, diviso in capitoli, ricco di esempi e i piacevole lettura. Consigliato. ...more
Edith Joyce
Jun 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fondamentale se si vuole scrivere un romanzo. Chiaro, pieno di esempi letterari (occhio agli spoiler, anche se penso che un aspirante scrittore dovrebbe aver già letto Anna Karenina) e di esercizi molto utili.
Janet Henderson
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-on-writing
The follow up book to get that novel started - this goes into the technical aspects of crafting a novel in a little more depth. It had sections of developing character, style and plot. Again, it's so well written that it's a joy to read. The advice is gives - having written several novels now and having a clearer understanding of what she's talking about - is spot on. This book gives great advice on rewriting your novel and working those drafts to perfection. There are also lots of examples from ...more
Rexanna Ipock-Brown
Aug 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
If you are attempting your first novel or your twenty first, this book will guide you through the process and motivate your every step. Her examples are clear and her exercises helpful. The author is a writing instructor and novelist who knows what it takes to write to be published. It won't tell you how to get published, but you will have written a novel that has a great chance of being picked up if you follow her instructions. ...more
Liliana Marchesi
3.5 (perché comunque tratta solo gli aspetti basilari della scrittura)
I manuali di Dino Audino Editore sono uno più bello dell'altro e ce n'è davvero per tutti i gusti.
"Scrivere un romanzo" di Donna Levin è sicuramente una buona guida sopratutto per coloro che si affacciano al mondo della scrittura per la prima volta, ma anche un buon ripasso per chi invece scrive già da tempo.
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Niki
Dec 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Great tips and tricks, easy to understand and easy to adopt. I like to keep it on my desk as a handy reference when I get stuck on things like style and tense.
ReadForDessert
È il libro che cercavo!
Ho sempre scritto a tempo perso, solo per me stessa: mi piace abbastanza il mio stile, ma non sono mai riuscita ad uscire dai ristretti confini dei racconti brevi.
Cercavo un libro che mi aiutasse a esaminare cos'è un romanzo e come si struttura un trama, e alla fine ho trovato questo libro!

Davvero interessante: l'autrice spazia su tutti gli elementi del romanzo, parla dello stile, della costruzione della trama sia in termini microscopici che macroscopici, il tutto con un
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Martin Schmurr
Cose risapute.
Sarah Rigg
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this in 1997 and it was thought-provoking and helpful to my writing practice at that time.
Megan
Aug 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Henny Sari
kemampuan teknik novel konvensional yang harus dimiliki oleh penulis novel sebelum ia memilih untuk 'keluar jalur'. ...more
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