Fiction Writer s Handbook

This book offers practical advice on every aspect of writing novels and short stories: plotting and narrative development, characterization and dialogue, sources of material, how to plan an opening, how to rough out chapters of a novel, how ...

Author: Hallie Burnett

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: PSU:000007996788

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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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, how to plan an opening, how to rough out chapters of a novel, how to use suspense and emotional color, how to rewrite and highlight, and much more. - Back cover.

The Fiction Writer s Handbook

A guide and reference book for everyone who wants to write a novel or short stories. The author teaches creative writing and writes novels, short stories and magazine articles.

Author: Nancy Smith

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 0749911522

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

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A guide and reference book for everyone who wants to write a novel or short stories. The author teaches creative writing and writes novels, short stories and magazine articles.

The Fiction Writer s Research Handbook

McCormick (reference, UCLA library) describes the search for such information as is needed to create credible settings. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Mona McCormick

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: UOM:39015015051819

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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McCormick (reference, UCLA library) describes the search for such information as is needed to create credible settings. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Architecture of the Novel

Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting.

Author: Jane Vandenburgh

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC

ISBN: 1582435979

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

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Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting. Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes.

Writers Handbook 2021

Thanks to the difference in page size, this is the equivalent of 40 extra pages. All in a book that is 30% cheaper than the Writer’s Market ($29.99 RRP), and 50% cheaper than the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (£25.00 RRP).

Author: J. Paul Dyson

Publisher: JP&A Dyson

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 424

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The 2021 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers returns in a new, larger format, with more than twice as many listings of literary agents, literary agencies, book publishers, and magazines. It now contains over 3,000 listings, including revised and updated listings from the 2020 edition, and over 2,000 brand new entries. Finding the information you need is now quicker and easier than ever before, with new tables and an expanded index, and unique paragraph numbers to help you get to the listings you’re looking for. A variety of new tables help you navigate the listings in different ways, including a new Table of Authors, which lists over 3,000 authors and tells you who represents them, or who publishes them, or both. The number of genres in the index has exploded from under 100 in the last edition to over 500 in this one. So, for example, while there was only one option for “Romance” in the previous edition, you can now narrow this down to Historical Romance, Fantasy Romance, Supernatural / Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, Diverse Romance, Erotic Romance, Feminist Romance, Christian Romance, or even Amish Romance. The new edition includes: • 128 pages of literary agent and literary agency listings – that’s more than the Writer’s Market (75 pages) and the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (39 pages) combined! • 82 pages of book publisher listings, compared to 91 pages in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook ­– but with a page size more than 70% larger this is like getting an extra 50 pages. • 64 pages of magazine listings compared to 63 pages in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. Thanks to the difference in page size, this is the equivalent of 40 extra pages. All in a book that is 30% cheaper than the Writer’s Market ($29.99 RRP), and 50% cheaper than the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (£25.00 RRP). International markets become more accessible than ever, with listings that cover both the main publishing centres of New York and London, as well as markets in other English speaking countries. With more and more agents, publishers, and magazines accepting submissions online, this international outlook is now more important than ever. There are no adverts, no advertorials, and no obscure listings padding out hundreds of pages. By including only what’s important to writers – contact details for literary agents, publishers, and magazines – this directory is able to provide more listings than its competitors, at a substantially lower price. The book also allows you to create a subscription to the firstwriter.com website for free until 2022. This means you can get free access to the firstwriter.com website, where you can find even more listings, and also benefit from other features such as advanced searches, daily email updates, feedback from users about the markets featured, saved searches, competitions listings, searchable personal notes, and more. “I know firsthand how lonely and dispiriting trying to find an agent and publisher can be. So it's great to find a resource like firstwriter.com that provides contacts, advice and encouragement to aspiring writers. I've been recommending it for years now!” ~ Robin Wade; literary agent at the Wade & Doherty Literary Agency Ltd, and long-term firstwriter.com subscriber

Architecture of the Novel

Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes.

Author: Jane Vandenburgh

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781582436661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling. Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting. Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes. These scenes naturally place themselves along the arc of the story in an order that provides suspense and mystery, drawing characters toward the inevitability of their fictive destinies. Profoundly practical yet encouraging to writers at all levels, Architecture of the Novel offers the maps and mechanics to successfully guide writers toward the story that must be told.

The Fiction Writer s Handbook

The many writing exercises in this book have been used in Maulucci's college and private workshops and their effectiveness has been developed over a period of 20 years.

Author: Anthony Maulucci

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1449573304

Category: Education

Page: 56

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SECOND EDITION. ALL TYPOS IN THE FIRST EDITION HAVE BEEN CORRECTED. Based on Anthony Maulucci's 20 years' experience teaching fiction writing to adults in both universities and private workshops, The Fiction Writer's Handbook is a streamlined and straightforward guide to writing captivating and memorable fiction. It is brimming with advice and examples of the timeless techniques for telling a compelling story and bringing characters to life. Focusing on the four essential elements of great storytelling -- motion, character, orientation, and multiplicity -- this guide takes you step-by-step through the process of creating a narrative with a strong plot and vivid characterizations. The many writing exercises in this book have been used in Maulucci's college and private workshops and their effectiveness has been developed over a period of 20 years. These individual and group exercises are designed to enable you to become increasingly more skilled in the use of plotting and characterization while guiding you towards making your fiction more satisfying for the reader. For example, you will learn the fundamentals of evoking a sense of place, creating suspense, and writing dialogue that sounds like real speech. The value of these exercises has been proven over and over again by the results they have achieved in the work of Maulucci's students, who have generously praised him as a gifted teacher worthy of the highest accolades.

How to Write a Great Story Teacher s Guide

This powerful little volume provides a concise yet complete roadmap for both the literary novice as well as the seasoned writer.

Author: Othello Bach

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1535449950

Category:

Page: 76

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This powerful little volume provides a concise yet complete roadmap for both the literary novice as well as the seasoned writer. Packed with clear examples and practical writing assignments, it's like having an English professor in your pocket.How to Write a Great Story authoritatively answers your questions regarding:* Characterization* Plotting* Dialogue* Action* Transitions* Manuscript preparation and much more!

The Writer s Handbook

"Manuscript market section", ed. by U. G. Olsen, 1941-44; by E. P. Werby, 1945-

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015002588417

Category: Authorship

Page: 912

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"Manuscript market section", ed. by U. G. Olsen, 1941-44; by E. P. Werby, 1945-

The Creative Writing Handbook

This revised and updated edition of The Creative Writing Handbook now includes new chapters on writing for stage and radio and on writing screenplays for film and television.

Author: Mary Luckhurst

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349908134

Category: Creative writing

Page: 284

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The Indie Writer s Handbook

Succeed as a Professional Writer, outside of the Traditional Publishing World by having the right guide: that is your best chance for survival... And this is your guide!

Author: David Wind

Publisher: ColSaw Publications / DMW

ISBN: 9781733949514

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Succeed as a Professional Writer, outside of the Traditional Publishing World by having the right guide: that is your best chance for survival... And this is your guide!. ----A step by step guide for Professional Indie Writers and authors, from final draft to publication and launch marketing. This handbook covers publishing / Self-Publishing, editing, cover, and design resources dedicated to moving writers out of the "self-Publishing" associated with vanity presses and into the world of professional Indie writing--the world of Independently self-published authors — Florida Authors and Publishers Association, HOW-TO Book of the Year: Bronze Medallion — A B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE .... With a Foreword by Mel Jolly! --David Wind is a Hybrid author with 40 books of fiction published both Traditionally and Independently. He is a member of the Authors Guild, The Mystery Writers of America, The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and Novelists Inc, and is the President of the Florida Chapter of the MWA for 2020. TAGS: Writing Skills, Indie Writing, Self-publishing guides. publishing guides, Book Publishing Industry, Independent Writing, independent Publishing, self Publishing, Creativity Self-Help, Publishing & Books, Media & Communications Industry, Fiction Writing Reference, Writing Skill Reference, Web Marketing, Business Writing Skill, Writing Skills in Advertising, Nonfiction Writing Reference, Genre Fiction Writing Reference, Education Research, Writing Skills in Advertising

Fiction Writer s Workshop

In this comprehensive guide, award-winning writer and teacher Josip Novakovich explores every aspect of the art of fiction and provides all the tools and techniques you'll need to develop day-to-day discipline as well as a personal writing ...

Author: Josip Novakovich

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582975368

Category: Reference

Page: 368

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Master the Elements of the Writing Workshop The great paradox of the writing life is that to be a good writer, you must be both interested in the world around you and comfortable working in solitude for hours on end. Fiction Writer's Workshop, Second Edition, is designed to help you foster a strong sense of independence—of being and thinking on your own, of becoming self-evaluative without being self-critical—in order to accomplish what others seek in classroom groups. In this comprehensive guide, award-winning writer and teacher Josip Novakovich explores every aspect of the art of fiction and provides all the tools and techniques you'll need to develop day-to-day discipline as well as a personal writing style, such as: More than 100 writing exercises, including dozens that are new to this edition, that challenge you to experiment with diverse writing styles Specific statements of purpose for each exercise, to help guide you and instruct you at every step of the creative process Self-critique questions to help you assess your work and identify strengths and weaknesses before moving on to the next lesson The full text of eight acclaimed short stories, with analysis and exercises, to provide models for your own writing and help reinforce the lessons you've learned The practical, insightful methods offered in this workshop will clarify your voice, broaden your perspective, and strengthen your fiction.

Fiction Writer s Guidebook

Written from the practical viewpoint of someone who has made his own writing dream come true, this book contains everything a beginning or aspiring writer needs, from ways to enter the short story market to how to prepare and complete a ...

Author: Edwin Silberstang

Publisher: Cardoza

ISBN: 094068571X

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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James A Michener s Writer s Handbook

Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener has written about everything from the pristine islands of the South Pacific and the endless wilds of Africa to Spanish bullfighters, American revolutionaries, and pirates of the Caribbean.

Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback

ISBN: 9780804151641

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener has written about everything from the pristine islands of the South Pacific and the endless wilds of Africa to Spanish bullfighters, American revolutionaries, and pirates of the Caribbean. Now Michener turns to his favorite and most personal subject: the written word. Reproducing pages from his own handwritten rough drafts and working manuscripts, Michener walks the reader through a step-by-step guide to the entire process of writing, editing, revising, and publishing. Addressing challenges specific to both fiction and nonfiction, all the while providing thoughtful and useful solutions, James A. Michener’s Writer’s Handbook is an invaluable resource for book lovers, editors, and, of course, writers—aspiring and accomplished alike. Praise for James A. Michener “A master storyteller . . . Michener, by any standards, is a phenomenon.”—The Wall Street Journal “Sentence for sentence, writing’s fastest attention grabber.”—The New York Times “Michener has become an institution in America, ranking somewhere between Disneyland and the Library of Congress. You learn a lot from him.”—Chicago Tribune “While he fascinates and engrosses, Michener also educates.”—Los Angeles Times

Drown the Cat

The Fiction Writing Handbook is a complete guide for the fiction writer who wants to develop an individual voice and understand the reasons underlying the so-called rules of writing.

Author: Dario Ciriello

Publisher:

ISBN: 1940581869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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The Fiction Writing Handbook is a complete guide for the fiction writer who wants to develop an individual voice and understand the reasons underlying the so-called rules of writing. Although a few rules really are necessary, the vast majority are either dogma or passing fads. Worse, so much advice like "show don't tell" and "open with action" is generally poorly explained and entirely misunderstood.Drawing on fifteen years of writing, critiquing, editing and mentoring experience, Dario Ciriello explains and dissects the often misleading advice and diktats shouted at writers from books and blogs, agents and publishers, and puts you in control of your story. Whether your interest lies in novels or screenwriting, The Fiction Writing Handbook will help you tell your story in your voice and place it before your audience, bringing out your unique vision while adhering to the few rules that actually matter. Because writing isn't about prose wonks and industry insiders: it's about the reader, and most of all it's about telling a story. Your story.

The Fiction Writer s Research Handbook

Mona McCormick. _ _ _ _ _ . . _ . - . Why Research for Fiction ? Christopher Isherwood , when he.

Author: Mona McCormick

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: 0452264448

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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Tells how to research information about dates, historical eras, famous events, unusual locations, fashions, and weather and lists useful resources

How to Write a Great Story

This powerful little volume provides a concise yet complete roadmap for both the literary novice as well as the seasoned writer.

Author: Othello Bach

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1535449039

Category:

Page: 72

View: 395

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This powerful little volume provides a concise yet complete roadmap for both the literary novice as well as the seasoned writer. Packed with clear examples and practical writing assignments, it's like having an English professor in your pocket.How to Write a Great Story authoritatively answers your questions regarding:* Characterization* Plotting* Dialogue* Action* Transitions* Manuscript preparation and much more!

The Writer s Handbook 2006

Completely revised and updated with newly commissioned articles, The Writer's Handbook 2006 is an indispensible companion for everyone in the writing profession.

Author: Barry Turner

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 1405041544

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 824

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Completely revised and updated with newly commissioned articles, The Writer's Handbook 2006 is an indispensible companion for everyone in the writing profession. Packed full of provocative articles, useful advice, key contacts, hints and discussion, this practical, straightforward guide provides full details on the key markets. All you need to know about book publishing in the UK and US, including agents, newspapers and magazines, screenwriting, theater and poetry, writers' courses and circles, and grants and prizes, is placed alongside comprehensive, up-to-date information on taxation, copyright, contracts, and more. New topics include pitching and selling your ideas, the thriving market in non-fiction, the boom in comics and illustrated fiction, and a year in the life of a TV sitcom writer.