Fiction Writers Hdbk

Fiction Writers Hdbk

Author: Hallie Burnett

Publisher: Harper Collins

Published: 1993-01-27

Total Pages: 228

ISBN-13: 0062731696

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This book offers practical advice on every aspect of writing novels and short stories: plotting and narrative development, characterization and dialogue, sources of material, planning an opening, roughing out chapters, using suspense and emotional color, rewriting and highlighting and much more. Examples drawn from the works of outstanding writers, past and present, illustrate each point, making this the perfect handbook for professional writers and students.


The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing

The Complete Handbook Of Novel Writing

Author: Editors of Writer's Digest Books

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Published: 2010-08-22

Total Pages: 528

ISBN-13: 9781582979588

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Get advice from the best in the business on every part of the novel writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 2nd Edition, you'll learn from the invaluable advice of established writers. Discover new ways to generate ideas, implement intriguing techniques, and find the inspiration you need to finish your work. This fully-revised edition includes a revamped marketing section that covers the unique challenges of today's publishing market and the boundless opportunities of online promotion. Inside you'll find expert advice from dozens of bestselling authors and publishing professionals on how to: Master the elements of fiction, from plot and characters to dialogue and point of view Develop a unique voice and sensibility in your writing Manage the practical aspects of writing, from overcoming writer's block to revising your work Determine what elements your story needs to succeed in a particular genre - science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, inspirational, romance (mainstream and Christian), or historical fiction Find an agent, market your work, and get published - or self-publish - successfully You'll also find interviews with some of the world's finest writers, including Margaret Atwood, Tom Clancy, Brock Clarke, Cory Doctorow, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth George, Jerry Jenkins, Stephen King, Megan McCafferty, Audrey Niffenegger, Joyce Carol Oates, Chuck Palahniuk, James Patterson, Richard Russo, Anne Tyler, John Updike, and Kurt Vonnegut. Their words will provide you with the guidance and encouragement of your very own writing mentor. The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing is your one-stop resource for everything you need to know about the craft and business of creating a bestseller.


The Fiction Writer's Handbook

The Fiction Writer's Handbook

Author: Shelly Lowenkopf

Publisher:

Published: 2021-10-15

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 9780986326578

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This is the hardback edition of the popular book. "The Fiction Writer's Handbook" explains the words and phrases that writers and editors use when they talk about a work. This book will help new writers who need an understanding of the writing process, and for seasoned writers, it is a powerful tool.


Writing Fiction

Writing Fiction

Author: Gotham Writers' Workshop

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781408101315

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Language, literature and biography.


Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook

Author: Ellen Potter

Publisher: Flash Point

Published: 2010-05-29

Total Pages: 288

ISBN-13: 9781429933216

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE LIKE THE EXPERTS, FROM THE EXPERTS. In Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, you'll find practical advice in a perfect package for young aspiring writers. After receiving letters from fans asking for writing advice,accomplished authors Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter joined together to create this guidebook for young writers. The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot, make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.


Once Upon a Time Writers Handbook

Once Upon a Time Writers Handbook

Author: Atlas Games

Publisher: Atlas Games

Published: 2013-05-23

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 9781589781122

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"Practice Makes Perfect! This timeless adage is true of everything from bike riding to speaking a language. It's also true for writing. The most consistent piece of advice from professional writers is this: Write every day. It doesn't matter what you write, just write. Great. Write what? Welcome to the Once Upon A Time Writer's Handbook, where you'll learn how to turn the cards from the award-winning Once Upon A Time storytelling card game into the perfect framework for your own written stories."


Guide to Fiction Writing

Guide to Fiction Writing

Author: Phyllis A. Whitney

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

Published: 1988

Total Pages: 160

ISBN-13: 9780871161574

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Part I covers methods and processes for planning and plotting a novel. Part II covers the techniques the fiction writer must master.


Spider, Spin Me A Web

Spider, Spin Me A Web

Author: Lawrence Block

Publisher: Harper Collins

Published: 2009-10-13

Total Pages: 470

ISBN-13: 0061861847

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The craft of writing is a lot like spinning a web: You take threads and weave them skillfully together, and only you know where this intricate network of twists and turns begin and how it will end. Now, with Lawrence Block's expert advice, you can learn this art of entrapping your reader in a maze of fascinating fiction. Spider, Spin Me a Web is the perfect companion volume to Block's previous book on writing, Telling Lies for Fun and Profit, which Sue Grafton noted "should be a permanent part of every writer's library." As helpful and supportive as always, Block shares what he's learned over the course of writing over one hundred published books: techniques to help you to write a solid piece of fiction; strategies for getting a reader (or editor) to read—and buy—your book; ideas for increasing your creativity and developing an environment that will nourish you and your craft. Spider, Spin Me a Web is a complete guide to achieving your full potential as a writer.


Writer's Market 100th Edition

Writer's Market 100th Edition

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2021-11-09

Total Pages: 912

ISBN-13: 0593332040

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The most trusted guide to getting published, fully revised and updated Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market, 100th edition guide you through the process. It's the ultimate reference with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents—as well as new playwriting and screenwriting sections, along with contact and submission information. Beyond the listings, you'll find articles devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing, how to develop an author brand, and overlooked funds for writers. This 100th edition also includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index. You'll gain access to: • Thousands of updated listings for book publishers, magazines, contests, and literary agents • Articles devoted to the business and promotion of writing • A newly revised "How Much Should I Charge?" pay rate chart • Sample query letters for fiction and nonfiction • Lists of professional writing organizations


Science-Fiction Handbook

Science-Fiction Handbook

Author: L. Sprague deCamp

Publisher: Hachette UK

Published: 2014-04-30

Total Pages: 184

ISBN-13: 0575103612

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Copy from the 1975 Owlswick Press print edition: L. Sprague de Camp's original Science-Fiction Handbook, published in 1953 and long out of print, has been favourably remembered by a whole generation of science fiction readers and aspiring writers. Over the years, at convention after convention, fans have urged its reissue. Teachers of courses on imaginative fiction have begged for the book; one planned to reproduce the manual for his creative writing course until he learned that the material was under copyright Because of this enduring interest, the present book came into being. Completely rewritten by de Camp and his wife Catherine, Science Fiction Handbook, Revised serves two purposes. It introduces the general reader to the fascinating field of imaginative fiction. The first two chapters describe the growth of science fiction from Aristophanes to Asimov and give the history of its parent literature, fantasy, which is as old as cavemen and as young as tomorrow. The rest of the book affords the apprentice writer an overview of the pleasures and problems of writing imaginative fiction an teachers him the many and varied skills such writing requires. There are chapters on setting the scene, plotting the story and writing dialogue. Other chapters are devoted to showing the creative writer how to sore his literary works, keep records for tax purposes, market a story, deal with editors and agents, read the fine print in contracts and bargain with publishers. Finally, there are helpful hints for the successful writer about relating to his community, handling publicity and melding the needs of the creative artists with those of a successful human being and family member. In short, here is a wealth of information on the techniques of writing fiction. Here, too, is the wisdom distilled by the de Camps in the course of their long writing careers. And, for those who have no desire to write, here is a chance to see what the writer's world is really like and to learn something about the remarkable literature that we call science fiction and fantasy.