Elements of Fiction Writing Beginnings Middles Ends

Nancy Kress shows you effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of your story—essential lessons for strong start-to-finish storytelling. Hook readers, agents, and editors in the first three paragraphs.

Author: Nancy Kress

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1599632195

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Get Your Readers' Attention—And Keep It—From the First World to the Final Page Translating that initial flash of inspiration into a complete story requires careful crafting. So how do you keep your story from beginning slowly, floundering midway, and trailing off at the end? Nancy Kress shows you effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of your story—essential lessons for strong start-to-finish storytelling. Hook readers, agents, and editors in the first three paragraphs. Make and keep your story's implicit promise to the reader. Build drama and credibility by controlling your prose. Consider the price a writer pays for flashbacks. Reveal character effectively throughout your story. Get the tools you need to get your story off to an engaging start, keep the middle tight and compelling, and make your conclusion high impact. You'll also find dozens of exercises to help strengthen your short story or novel. Let this resource be your guide to successful stories—from the first word to the last.

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.

Fiction Writing Grades 5 8

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 ...

Author: Alan Horsfield

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781420680560

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Fiction Writing Demystified

Techniques that Will Make You a More Successful Writer Thomas B. Sawyer ... And , writing fiction takes knowledge about basic storytelling .

Author: Thomas B. Sawyer

Publisher: Ashleywilde, Inc.

ISBN: 0962747610

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 278


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

Fiction Writing

There are different modes in writing fiction and you may have to switch from one to another in some parts of your novel. You just have to know where, ...

Author: Helena Smith



Category: Reference

Page: 70

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Wherever you are, whenever suits you, start your novel the right way. Learn your style of writing and get that first book out of your head. Today only, get this bestseller for a special price. When you have a book inside you crying to be told, you need help. Knowing what the 'experts' do isn't always helpful. Sometimes you just need a guide to lead you through the aspects of storytelling. This book will give you insight into how YOU write, and then follow a path to creating great characters, interesting story, and solid conflict. That's how a great story is created. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Read... Forging a Book Idea How to Know If Your Book Idea Will Sell Work on the Who’s Who Writing Modes in the World of Fiction The Recipe for Good Story Structure Rules for Killer Dialogue And much, much more! Download your copy today! Take action today and download this book now at a special price!

Stimulating Non Fiction Writing

To enrich and energise the provision of non-fiction writing in schools with regard to planning, resources, learning and teaching strategies, and creative ...

Author: Emma Hughes-Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351581424

Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 220


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.

Career Building Through Fan Fiction Writing

FAN FICTION WRITING : New Work Based on Favorite Fiction One particularly interested reader turned out to be an editor at Random House , who immediately ...

Author: Miriam Segall

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404213562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 64

View: 442


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.

Countdown to Non Fiction Writing

Countdown to Non-Fiction Writing provides all the support you need in helping pupils to improve their non-fiction writing. It is a comprehensive and ...

Author: Steve Bowkett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135240820

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 189


Developing children's writing abilities boosts their confidence, creates enjoyment and relevance in the task and cultivates a range of decision-making and problem-solving skills that can then be applied across the curriculum. The Countdown series provides all the support you need in helping children to improve their prose, poetry and non-fiction writing. Countdown to Non-Fiction Writing is a comprehensive and flexible resource which you can use in different ways. It includes: 37 stand-alone modules which cover all aspects of writing and understanding non-fiction texts, including the nature of language, logical thinking, recognising ‘facts’ and planning; A countdown flowchart provides an overview, showing how modules are linked and allowing teachers and pupils to track their progress; Photocopiable activity sheets for each module that show how to make decisions and solve problems which writers face on the journey to a finished piece of work; Teachers’ notes for each module with tips and guidance, including how modules can be used in the classroom, links to other modules and curriculum links, and advice on helping and guiding pupils in their writing; A self-study component so pupils can make their own progress through the material. This option gives young writers a sense of independence in thinking about their work and through offering a scaffolding of tasks, encourages confident and effective writing; 'Headers' for each module showing where along the 'countdown path' you are at that point; Contents page for quick access to particular modules and relevant aspects of writing. In short, Countdown to Non-Fiction Writing saves valuable planning time and gives you all the flexibility you need in helping pupils to prepare for, understand, and write non-fiction. The structure of the book allows teachers to utilise the modules for ‘self-study’, as a longer programme following the ‘countdown’ structure, or to dip into the book for individual lesson activities and ideas to fit in with wider programmes of study.

Fiction Writing Style Guide

Over the years I've had many new authors ask me for advice on writing. ... In 2016 I wrote Fiction Writer Style Guide, and when I revised and published it ...

Author: Ernest Bywater

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780359148738

Category: Self-Help


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This book is a combination and expansion of my previous guides to help new authors. It has a primary focus on the writing of fiction stories. It starts with what you need to consider before you start to write. It doesn't cover all the aspects of grammar, only those where you need to vary from the English grammar used in business or formal English. The guide covers the areas where I've had the most problems in then past, and seen other authors have issues with the existing style guides for business and academic works. This book of 42,500 words replaces my previous three guides - Writer Guide, Fiction Style Guide, and Make a Good E-pub. It also includes some instruction on how to make a good HTML file from your story. Includes a new expanded CSS style sheet and creating an e-pub from html page.

The Science of Science Fiction Writing

Asimov, in spite of his success at other kinds of writing and public speaking, never thought of himself as anything but a science-fiction writer who ...

Author: James Gunn

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461673583

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Written by one of the leading authorities on writing, publishing and teaching science fiction, The Science of Science Fiction Writing offers the opportunity to share in the knowledge James Gunn has acquired over the past forty years. He reflects on the fiction-writing process and how to teach it, and the ideas he has shared with his students about how to do it effectively and how to get it published afterwards. The first section discusses why people read fiction, the parts of the short story, the strategy of the science fiction author, scene as the smallest dramatic unit, how to speak well in print, suspense in fiction, how to say the right thing, and how to give constructive criticism. The second section takes a more philosophical approach. Here, Gunn elaborates on the origins of science fiction, its definition, the worldview of science fiction, and the characters that appear in science fiction novels. The third section highlights well-known sci-fi authors: H.G. Wells, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore, and others, and the impact they have had on the development and progression of science fiction.

101 Science Fiction Writing Prompts

BOOKS BY KATE KRAKE BOOKS ON WRITING AUTHORS GUILD BOOKS 100 Ways to Be A Better Writer First Book Finally Finished The Three Pillar Author Writing Habit ...

Author: Kate Krake

Publisher: Krakenfire Media


Category: Reference

Page: 28

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Do you want to learn how to write mesmerizing science fiction? It all starts with the idea. And here are 101 ideas to start you writing a genuinely amazing sci-fi story. Some of these writing prompts are ideas for characters; others present possible scenarios; some are snippets of dialogue. Each one of them has a sci-fi tale waiting to emerge, even more than one. What makes these sci-fi prompts different? Science fiction is the most exciting of all genres. Sci-fi is so much more than spaceships and robots (though they're cool too). It's the far reaches of possibility. It's the potential of humankind and the expanding universe. Science fiction is one of the greatest tools we have to examine the current state of the human condition and offer predictions, sometimes warnings, for the future. Every one of these writing prompts has been developed from this deep understanding of the true nature of science fiction, and each prompt will guide your stories to that same understanding. With these sci-fi writing prompts, you'll be on your way to crafting a fine work of science fiction. Whether you're writing short stories, screenplays, novels, or an epic book series, you'll find your idea in this book. Are you ready to explore the potential of your universe? Get 101 Sci-Fi Writing Prompts Now.

Fiction Writing Master Class

Then it is up to you—the logical, editing, thinking writer—to craft from that amalgam of ... Balzac teaches the zest, the driving force of novel writing, ...

Author: William Cane

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599639994

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 223


Want to find your voice? Learn from the best! In your development as a writer, you've likely been told to develop your own unique writing style, as if it were as simple as pulling it out of thin air. But finding your voice isn't easy--it requires time, practice, and a thorough understanding of how great fiction is written. Fiction Writing Master Class analyzes the writing styles of twenty-one superior novelists including Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, Franz Kafka, Flannery O'Connor, Ray Bradbury, and many others. This fascinating and insightful guide mines the writing secrets of these exceptional authors and shows you how to use them to develop a writing style that stands out in a crowd. You'll discover how to: • Create characters as memorable as Herman Melville's Captain Ahab • Master point of view with techniques from Fyodor Dostoevsky • Pick up the pace by keeping your sentences lean like Ernest Hemingway • Incorporate sensual details like James Bond creator Ian Fleming • Add suspense to your story by following the lead of horror master Stephen King And that's not all, Fiction Writing Master Class is your key to understanding and implementing the proven techniques of history's greatest authors, taking your writing to a whole new level of excellence in the process.

How to Teach Non Fiction Writing at Key Stage 3

WRITERS' WORKSHOP SERIES How to teach non-fiction writing at key stage 3 WRITERS' WORKSHOP SERIES How to teach non-fiction writing at key How to teach ...

Author: Paul Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136633362

Category: Education

Page: 108

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How to Teach Non-Fiction Writing at Key Stage 3 is a practical manual to help teachers of 11-14 year-olds to focus on key aspects of developing their pupil's non-fiction writing. The book presents a clear teaching sequence that emphasizes the link between reading and writing, and can raise pupil's attainment levels in both areas. Practical writing workshops focus on the six main types of non-fiction as defined in the NLS Framework for Year 7: information, recount, explanation, instruction, persuasion and discussion texts. Each workshop includes photocopiable sample texts, instructions for teachers, and tasks for pupils to complete. With advice on how to make best use of a writing journal, and how to progress in sentence construction - how to make sentences more flexible and better adapted to purpose - the book is a practical and immediately useful resource for KS3 teachers.

How to Teach Fiction Writing at Key Stage 2

Lost in the act of writing we can create that other place and watch our characters ... by any teacher to develop different aspects of narrative writing.

Author: Pie Corbett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781853468339

Category: Education

Page: 52

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A practical manual for teachers focuses on key aspects of developing children's storywriting and includes creative ideas and activities.

A Multidisciplinary Study of Fiction Writing

assumption is that if we can locate what Barthes calls the avenues of meaning in fictional texts, then we can model the ways in which fiction writers create ...

Author: Anthony Bloor


ISBN: IND:30000087071555

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 357

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Before moving into higher education, Anthony Bloor worked as a computer programmer in car manufacturing, then worked in various capacities as a freelancer in the film and TV industry. He has carried out research in artificial intelligence, and research on the use of computers for the teaching of writing. Dr. Bloor began a B.A. in English, graduated with a BSc in Pure Mathematics, and has an MSc in Information Technology, and a Ph.D. for a study of fiction writing Book jacket.

Creative Fiction Writing

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Author: Dorothy McCleary


ISBN: MINN:31951001622675M

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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Fiction Writer s Companion

And don't spend hours of your valuable writing time sifting through volumes of ... I've just finished reading [ another author's ] book on fiction writing ...

Author: L. M. Shubailey

Publisher: Anaphase II Publishing

ISBN: 0945962126

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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"Fiction Writer's Companion" is the most concise helpmate ever conceived. The elements of plot design are where the action is, this book shows how to create believable, intense, and interesting characters.

Viewpoint Key to Fiction Writing

It is imperative for the fiction writer to realize that both of these definitions must be consistently operative in virtually every word he puts to paper.

Author: Francis L. Fugate


ISBN: STANFORD:36105034854153

Category: Creative writing

Page: 184

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Conference on Fiction Writing

University of California. Dept. of English. J THE ART OF FICTION Elizabeth Bowen* The range of the.

Author: University of California. Department of English


ISBN: STANFORD:36105027585400

Category: Fiction


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Consists of papers read at the conferences.