Five Analogies for Fiction Writing

This book is aimed at writers seeking to move beyond the initial stages of writing to the completion of stories and novels. It includes 18 writing exercises suitable for all styles of writing and for all levels of experience.

Author: Sam North

Publisher: Gylphi Limited

ISBN: 9781780240060

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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This book is aimed at writers seeking to move beyond the initial stages of writing to the completion of stories and novels. It includes 18 writing exercises suitable for all styles of writing and for all levels of experience.

Writing Genre Fiction

"Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft" is the book I was looking for when I set out on my quest to learn how to write fiction. It is an attempt to share what I learned from my research.

Author: H. Thomas Milhorn

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581129182

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

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Several years ago, after many years of writing nonfiction, I decided to write a novel-a medical thriller in the mold of Robin Cook, Michael Crichton, and Michael Palmer. The problem was that, although I knew how to write and had received a number of awards for nonfiction works, I didn't know the how to write fiction. So, before putting fingers to keyboard I did a thorough search of the literature, which included reading numerous books and hundreds of website articles. What I discovered was that there simply wasn't one good source from which to learn the craft of writing genre fiction. "Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft" is the book I was looking for when I set out on my quest to learn how to write fiction. It is an attempt to share what I learned from my research. It covers the six key elements of genre fiction; the various genres and subgenres; a large number of genre-fiction writing techniques; plot, subplots, and parallel plots; structure; scene and sequel; characterization; dialogue; emotions; and body language. It also covers additional information about copyrighting and plagiarism, where to get ideas, manuscript formatting and revision, and query letters and synopses. In addition, an appendix covers a large number of grammar tips.

Creative Writing

They may be less familiar with intertextuality, anachrony, and fabula, and they may be even less confident in achieving the effects these terms refer to. This book defines fictional techniques and guides the potential writer in their use.

Author: Colin Bulman

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745636870

Category: Education

Page: 249

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All writers are familiar with terms like plot, suspense, conflict and character. They may be less familiar with intertextuality, anachrony, and fabula, and they may be even less confident in achieving the effects these terms refer to. This book defines fictional techniques and guides the potential writer in their use. It may spark off ideas for stories and novels and provide first-aid for failing stories. A story's ending may come as a surprise to the reader, suspense may have the reader on the edge of the seat, and conflict may lead to unbearable excitement. It is the job of the writer to create these effects and this book illustrates how it is done. The book is for students doing creative writing in higher education, at "A" level, and it will be essential reading for anyone interested in writing fiction. Contents: * Definitions of over 200 terms and techniques to do with fiction writing * How to achieve fictional effects * Literary examples of the techniques described Characteristics of genre as well as literary fiction * Basic but essential techniques such as writing dialogue and using figures of speech * Definitions of major terms used in publishing

Marriage of Minds

Part how-to book, part relationship book, "Marriage of Minds" presents the strategies and techniques you need for creating successful collaborations and successful fiction.

Author: Nikoo McGoldrick

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028476435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 146

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Part how-to book, part relationship book, "Marriage of Minds" presents the strategies and techniques you need for creating successful collaborations and successful fiction.

Fiction Writing Demystified

A guide to the techniques of fiction writing provides advice on story construction, character development, and dialogue.

Author: Thomas B. Sawyer

Publisher: Ashleywilde, Inc.

ISBN: 0962747610

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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A guide to the techniques of fiction writing provides advice on story construction, character development, and dialogue.

Writing Fiction Tenth Edition

This book is a master class in creative writing that also calls on us to renew our love of storytelling and celebrate the skill of writing well.

Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226616728

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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More than 250,000 copies sold! A creative writer’s shelf should hold at least three essential books: a dictionary, a style guide, and Writing Fiction. Janet Burroway’s best-selling classic is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and for more than three decades it has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn the craft. Now in its tenth edition, Writing Fiction is more accessible than ever for writers of all levels—inside or outside the classroom. This new edition continues to provide advice that is practical, comprehensive, and flexible. Burroway’s tone is personal and nonprescriptive, welcoming learning writers into the community of practiced storytellers. Moving from freewriting to final revision, the book addresses “showing not telling,” characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, plot, imagery, and point of view. It includes new topics and writing prompts, and each chapter now ends with a list of recommended readings that exemplify the craft elements discussed, allowing for further study. And the examples and quotations throughout the book feature a wide and diverse range of today’s best and best-known creators of both novels and short stories. This book is a master class in creative writing that also calls on us to renew our love of storytelling and celebrate the skill of writing well. There is a very good chance that one of your favorite authors learned the craft with Writing Fiction. And who knows what future favorite will get her start reading this edition?

Speech Writing and Thought Presentation in 19th Century Narrative Fiction

... number of words. It is worth mentioning, however, that although DW is
represented by only a few of the tags for writing presentation in my corpus ... Both
in 19th- and 20th-century narrative fiction, writing presentation is rare. Tags for
thought ...

Author: Beatrix Busse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190212360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Reference to or quotation from someone's speech, thoughts, or writing is a key component of narrative. These reports further a narrative, make it more interesting, natural, and vivid, ask the reader to engage with it, and reflect historical cultural understandings of modes of discourse presentation. To a large extent, the way we perceive a story depends on the ways it presents discourse, and along with it, speech, writing, and thought. In this book, Beatrix Busse investigates speech, writing, and thought presentation in a corpus of 19th-century narrative fiction including Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Oliver Twist, and many others. At the intersection between corpus linguistics and stylistics, this book develops a new corpus-stylistic approach for systematically analyzing the different narrative strategies of discourse presentation in key pieces of 19th-century narrative fiction. Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction identifies diachronic patterns as well as unique authorial styles, and places them within their cultural-historical context. It also suggests ways for automatically identifying forms of discourse presentation, and shows that the presentation of characters' minds reflects an ideological as well as an epistemological concern about what cannot be reported, portrayed, or narrated. Through insightful interdisciplinary analysis, Busse demonstrates that discourse presentation fulfills the function of prospection and encapsulation, marks narrative progression, and shapes readers' expectations.

Guide to Fiction Writing

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

Author: Phyllis A. Whitney

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 0871161575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 133

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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.

How to Teach Fiction Writing at Key Stage 2

The book presents a series of essential writing workshops full of creative ideas and fun activities. It also offers a range of advice including how to set up and run an effective workshop and how t

Author: Pie Corbett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136779664

Category: Education

Page: 80

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How to Teach Fiction Writing is a practical manual to help teachers of junior classes to focus on the key aspects of developing children's storywriting. The book presents a series of essential writing workshops full of creative ideas and fun activities. It also offers a range of advice including how to set up and run an effective workshop and how t

Fiction Writing Grades 5 8

Strategies That Work!: Fiction Writing is a practical guide to writing fiction. It looks
at those skills required to write better fiction–ways to make students' writing more
appealing and interesting. The activities in this book provide scores of writing ...

Author: Alan Horsfield

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781420680560

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Writing Fiction

The book also discusses key issues including writing workshops, using autobiography as a basis for fiction, using action in stories, using dialogue, and maintaining point of view.

Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: UCSC:32106010756663

Category: Creative writing

Page: 396

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The most widely used and respected book on writing fiction, Writing Fiction guides the writer from first inspiration to final revision. Supported by an abundance exercises, this guide/anthology explores and integrates the elements of fiction while offering practical techniques and concrete examples. A focus on the writing process in its entirety provides a comprehensive guide to writing fiction, approaching distinct elements in separate chapters while building on what has been covered earlier. Topics include free-writing to revision, plot, style, characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, imagery, and point of view. An anthology of diverse and contemporary short stories followed by suggestions for discussion and writing exercises, illustrates concepts while offering variety in pacing and exposure to this increasingly popular form. The book also discusses key issues including writing workshops, using autobiography as a basis for fiction, using action in stories, using dialogue, and maintaining point of view. The sixth edition also features more short short stories than any previous edition and includes quotation boxes that offer advice and inspirational words from established writers on a wide range of topics--such as writing from experience, story structure, openings and endings, and revision. For those interested in developing their creative writing skills.

The Technique of Fiction Writing

Whether you're a new writer struggling to find your way into the story you want to tell or an experienced scribe looking to shake things up with a few novel tips and techniques, Robert Saunders Dowst's The Technique of Fiction Writing can ...

Author: Robert Saunders Dowst

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781776533718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

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Whether you're a new writer struggling to find your way into the story you want to tell or an experienced scribe looking to shake things up with a few novel tips and techniques, Robert Saunders Dowst's The Technique of Fiction Writing can help. Packed with practical guidelines and instructions that are sure to break you out of your rut and breathe new life into your work, this classic guide is a must-read for aspiring novelists and short-story writers.

Elements of Fiction Writing Conflict and Suspense

Expert thriller author and writing instructor James Scott Bell shows you how to craft scenes, create characters, and develop storylines that harness conflict and suspense to carry your story from the first word to the last.

Author: James Scott Bell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599632759

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Ramp up the tension and keep your readers hooked! Inside you'll find everything you need to know to spice up your story, move your plot forward, and keep your readers turning pages. Expert thriller author and writing instructor James Scott Bell shows you how to craft scenes, create characters, and develop storylines that harness conflict and suspense to carry your story from the first word to the last. Learn from examples of successful novels and movies as you transform your work from ho-hum to high-tension. • Pack the beginning, middle, and end of your book with the right amount of conflict. • Tap into the suspenseful power of each character's inner conflict. • Build conflict into your story's point of view. • Balance subplots, flashbacks, and backstory to keep your story moving forward. • Maximize the tension in your characters' dialogue. • Amp up the suspense when you revise. Conflict & Suspense offers proven techniques that help you craft fiction your readers won't be able to put down.

Career Building Through Fan Fiction Writing

It is important to distinguish between original fiction and fan fiction . Fan fiction is
a channel for creative writing within a setting already defined by someone else , a
way to share ideas with other fans , and a means to explore facets of popular ...

Author: Miriam Segall

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404213562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 64

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Introduces readers to fan fiction writing, the creation of original stories based on characters and settings from popular fiction, television programs, films, or video games, and suggests ways that this creative activity might lead to a career in writing.

Fiction Writing

The book is a both a guide and an aid to writing a novel. The first part--the guide--offers solid practical suggestions for writers who are just getting started on a long piece of fiction.

Author: Richard Skinner

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 0709086466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Drawing from his own experiences as a novelist and creative writing tutor, Richard Skinner takes you through the process of writing a novel—from ways of generating ideas and beginning the actual process of writing, through to producing a final draft. The book is a both a guide and an aid to writing a novel. The first part—the guide—offers solid practical suggestions for writers who are just getting started on a long piece of fiction. The second part of the book—the aid—operates more like a troubleshooting gallery for those who are well into a long piece of fiction. Eschewing formulas and prescriptions, Skinner encourages readers to think differently about issues as they arise by means of lateral thinking, oblique strategies, aphorisms, and quotations, and offers a range of ideas about the art of writing that stretches beyond the bounds of fiction.

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; ...

Author: Randy Ingermanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470585238

Category: Education

Page: 384

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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

Stimulating Non Fiction Writing

She continued with her writing ... Why has this book been written? There are
several reasons as to why this book was written. Primarily, the idea originated
after the publication of Stimulating Story Writing! (7–11) (Brownhill, 2016) when
the ...

Author: Emma Hughes-Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351581424

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Stimulating Non-Fiction Writing! Inspiring Children Aged 7-11 offers innovative and exciting ways to engage children in non-fiction writing, giving professionals the confidence and practical advice that they need to support children in producing quality non-fiction texts in the classroom. Packed full of interesting ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores the various ways professionals can purposefully encourage ‘child authors’ to develop their non-fiction writing skills. Tried-and-tested resources, ‘Gold star!’ tips and practical suggestions are underpinned by research-informed teaching strategies and academic information to strengthen professional practice associated with the teaching of non-fiction writing. By taking a stimulating approach to each text type and linking activities to known texts and stimuli, the book offers differentiated advice for working with children in Lower and Upper Key stage 2. Chapters consider text types that include: Instructions Persuasive texts Non-chronological reports Correspondence texts Discussion texts This new text is the perfect guide for inspiring children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will energise and enrich classroom provision and practice by being an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.

Personal Fiction Writing

Willis treats the writing of fiction as a natural process that anyone can do with pleasure. The book includes over 400 helpful writing assignments for all age levels.

Author: Meredith Sue Willis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0915924625

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Willis treats the writing of fiction as a natural process that anyone can do with pleasure. The book includes over 400 helpful writing assignments for all age levels. In addition, teachers will appreciate the appendixes on writing ideas according to age level, other books on writing, and magazines that publish student writing. "A terrific resource for the classroom as well as the novice writer."-Harvard Educational Review.

Writing Historical Fiction

Writing Historical Fiction: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an invaluable companion for a writer working in this challenging and popular literary genre, whether your period is Ancient Rome or World War II. PART 1 includes reflections on ...

Author: Celia Brayfield

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780935775

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Writing Historical Fiction: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an invaluable companion for a writer working in this challenging and popular literary genre, whether your period is Ancient Rome or World War II. PART 1 includes reflections on the genre and provides a short history of historical fiction. PART 2 contains guest contributions from Margaret Atwood, Ian Beck, Madison Smartt Bell, Ronan Bennett, Vanora Bennett, Tracy Chevalier, Lindsay Clarke, Elizabeth Cook, Anne Doughty, Sarah Dunant, Michel Faber, Margaret George, Philippa Gregory, Katharine McMahon, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Hilary Mantel, Alan Massie, Ian Mortimer, Kate Mosse, Charles Palliser, Orhan Pamuk, Edward Rutherfurd, Manda Scott, Adam Thorpe, Stella Tillyard, Rose Tremain, Alison Weir and Louisa Young. PART 3 offers practical exercises and advice on such topics as research, plots and characters, mastering authentic but accessible dialogue and navigating the world of agents and publishers.

Fiction Writing Modes

Eleven different modes comprise all written fiction. Fiction-Writing Modes offers beginning writers an invaluable foundation from which to build skills. This book can help experienced authors reach new levels of success.

Author: Mike Klaassen

Publisher:

ISBN: 1682221008

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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"Most books about the craft of writing fiction explain a few fiction-writing modes, but none addresses or even identifies all eleven. Fiction-Writing Modes: Eleven Essential Tools for Bringing Your Story to Life is the most comprehensive and concise resource available anywhere regarding fiction-writing modes and the mechanics of presenting them. A mode is a particular manner of doing or expressing something. Eleven different modes comprise all written fiction. Fiction-Writing Modes offers beginning writers an invaluable foundation from which to build skills. This book can help experienced authors reach new levels of success. A better understanding of fiction-writing modes can help any writer understand why some writing works and why some does not."--Publisher description.