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 Women Writers Handbook 2020

If I have not already persuaded you that you need a copy of this book to hand on the writing desk you are now surely going to purchase (should you not have one already), perhaps it will help if you know that 20% of the profits from the sale ...

Author: A.S. Byatt

Publisher: Aurora Metro Publications Ltd.

ISBN: 9781912430345

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

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A revised edition of the publisher’s inaugural publication in 1990, which won the Pandora Award from Women-in-Publishing. Inspirational in its original format, this new edition features poems, stories, essays and interviews with 30 + women writers, both emerging authors and luminaries of contemporary literature such as: – Choices: The Writing of Possession by A.S. Byatt – Becoming a Writer by Saskia Calliste – Jenny – a song by April de Angelis – Interview with Kit de Waal – Anne Hathaway by Carol Ann Duffy – Let the World Burn through you by Sian Evans – Early Women Writers by Philippa Gregory – The Creative Process by Mary Hamer – The Writing Life by Jackie Kay – Screen Diversity by Shuchi Kothari – Writing Plays by Bryony Lavery – The Novelist as Wanderer by Annee Lawrence – Interview with Roseanne Liang – Mei Kwei, I love you by Suchen Christine Lim – The Badminton Court by Jaki McCarrick – Interview with Laura Miles – The Motherload by Raman Mundair – The Feminist Library by Magda Oldziejewska – Fortune Favours The Brave... by Kaite O’Reilly – Interview with Jacqueline Pepall – The Art of Translation by Gabi Reigh – Conditions of Amefricanity -Djamila Ribeiro – Inspiration: Where does it come from? by Fiona Rintoul – Interview with Jasvinder Sanghera – A Room of One’s Own ...or Not? by Anne Sebba – Being a Feminist Writer by Kalista Sy – Mslexia by Debbie Taylor – My Mother, Reading a Novel by Madeleine Thien – Interview with Clare Tomalin – Fortune by Ida Vitale, transl. Tanya Huntington – Interview with Sarah Waters – Virginia Woolf...100 years on by Emma Woolf Includes the original writing workshops plus illustrations from contemporary and vintage illustrators. Guest editor Ann Sandham has compiled the new collection. Reviews: The Women Writers Handbook is a superb, powerful collection of writings from 30 women that are considered to be the emerging authors and luminaries of contemporary fiction, from Carol Ann Duffy to Kit De Waal. With its short chapters, background to who the author is and with 20% of all profits going towards the campaign for a full-sized statue of Virginia Woolf, the first in the UK, it is absolutely a book to buy, read and help to highlight the creativities of women, as well as inspiring other women to believe that they can also do it too. Not only is every piece of work that is included different, well written and informative but the way that the whole book is laid out with inspiring quotes but also beautiful illustrations from women. I loved the activities that can be found at the end of the book, writing workshop activities that could be used within a group in order to breakdown boundaries, to help overcome the fears and misgivings of individuals who would like to become writers, as well as activities to help create depth in characters. I think this inclusion of interactivity, as well as giving a feminist spin on fairy tales is a cleverly unique concept. ...its absolutely one to pick up and for a worthy cause too. --thereadingcloset Knowledgeably compiled and deftly edited, 'The Women Writers Handbook'; by Ann Sandham (Commissioning Editor for Ladybird Children's Books at Penguin Random House) also features an informative Foreword by Cheryl Robson (the Aurora Metro Books publisher). Of special note is the inclusion of a instruction article on how to operate a writing workshop, a five page Resource Directory (compiled by Saskia Calliste), and a fun one-page Quiz. Informative, thought-provoking, inspiring, 'The Women Writers Handbook'; is an extraordinary, unique, and thoroughly 'reader friendly' in both organization and presentation. Certain to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to personal, professional, community, college, and university library Writing/Publishing collections in general, 'The Women Writers Handbook'; is unreservedly recommended for Women's Fiction, Literature, and Writing supplemental curriculum reading lists in particular. --Midwest Book Review As a young woman both studying literature and harbouring dreams of becoming a writer myself, it seems to me that the world of writers is a great looming circle of male literary greats. Dickens, Wilde, Shakespeare, Scott, Browning the list of the most respected literary figures seems both to be endless and decidedly full of men. The whole industry seems overwhelmingly male with merely a few select women being let into this strange world governed by men. Although I have felt very welcomed and my voice heard in my studies and critique of literature, there seems to be precious few ways for me to become a meaningful contributor to the discipline. That is why it is so important that a book like this exists, giving guidance like this, telling stories like these, and using women's voices to do so. Sandham offers a helping hand to all aspiring female writers to aid them in navigating their ventures into the literary world. The Handbook offers a space to women from all backgrounds to share their stories in my favourite segment: Women's Voices. One story that stood out to me most was told by Magda Oldziejewska in The Feminist Library. Oldziejewska recounts her experience of discovering the Feminist Library; an archive in London which exists to preserve the lives, works and memories of many women. I especially liked this piece as it shows that there does in fact exist a space for women to feel not only safe and welcomed, but actively valued in the literary world. A space where we can learn about the forgotten women who came before us and ensure that the great female powers of our time do not slip into the void of lost female writers. The importance of creating access points to the literary world for women is monumental and Sandham has so beautifully created another in her making of this Handbook. The later segments of the Handbook (Writing Workshops and Workshop Sessions) give an incredible level of insight into the more finnicky aspects of serious writing with guides on Developing Complex Characters to Self-censorship. The frank discussion provided throughout the workshop segments is an indispensable tool for any budding author looking to get real and seriously improve the quality of their writing. I would recommend The Women Writers' Handbook not only to women with explicit intentions to embark on their literary careers who need some support, but to anyone who seeks to better understand both the struggles and triumphs of women in the world of literature. --portobellobookblog What a fabulous source book - full of inspirational essays, short stories, poems and interviews with some top female writers - about the writing process, feminism and the experience of female authors, designed to get the juices flowing for any woman who has the hankering to write. If this was not enough to make you want to grab your note book and pen and embark on a writing project, then there are also writing exercises designed to stimulate the creative impulses and a directory of resources to help you on your way! And... quotes from some of the top women writers, both contemporary, and from history, are spread liberally throughout the publication, as encouragement. If I have not already persuaded you that you need a copy of this book to hand on the writing desk you are now surely going to purchase (should you not have one already), perhaps it will help if you know that 20% of the profits from the sale of this book will go towards the Virginia Woolf statue campaign! --Sue, Vine Voice Thrilled to get my hands on a copy of this updated version of The Women Writers’ Handbook, released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aurora Metro books. Edited by Ann Sandham, a fabulous collection of poems, stories and interviews from a diverse group of internationally acclaimed women. Also included are the workshops from the original edition of this anthology and there is a newly updated resources list. As well as being a good read with lovely black and white drawings dotted throughout, it’s a really useful book - one I know I will return to time and time again. In addition, 20% of each sale is being donated to the Virginia Woolf statue campaign to go towards funding a statue of the esteemed British writer - the author of pioneering essays on women’s writing and the politics of power, so this is very apt. --Daisy Hollands In aid of the Virginia Woolf Statue campaign at: www.aurorametro.org/virgini-woolf-statue

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

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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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.

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!

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

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 Freelance Writer s Handbook

The Freelance Writer's Handbook contains a wealth of information on leads, query letters, markets and making money off of writing.

Author: Gary Provost

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page:

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Because of his entertaining style, the late Gary Provost was one of the nations leading and most beloved writing instructors. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and celebrity biographer, Provost the writers writer authored thousands of articles and columns, and dozens of books covering most every genre. His highly acclaimed Writers Retreat Workshop, and video and audio courses remain available through writersretreatworkshop.com. The Freelance Writer's Handbook contains a wealth of information on leads, query letters, markets and making money off of writing.

The Fiction Writer s Handbook

The Fiction Writer's Handbook is not another grammar book, as if we need any more of them. This is the only book addressing overlooked writing problems which are killers when you seek publication and sales.

Author: Dennis Hays

Publisher:

ISBN: 1973279584

Category:

Page: 59

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The Fiction Writer's Handbook is not another grammar book, as if we need any more of them. This is the only book addressing overlooked writing problems which are killers when you seek publication and sales. Taking the time to fix these issues will make you a stronger writer. There is no sure formula to becoming successful. There are, however, many editing problems you can address to increase your success. If you're a self-publisher, The Fiction Writer's Handbook: 10 Minute Edits is a must-have item in your toolbox. Use it before you publish to polish your book and make shine.Some of the issues addressed in this book are dialog, overused words, adding texture, information overload, using contractions, parallel construction, and more.

The Fiction Writer s Handbook ARC

This is the Advanced Reader's Copy version of this upcoming book, out in November.

Author: Shelly Lowenkopf

Publisher:

ISBN: 1478312106

Category:

Page: 336

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This is the Advanced Reader's Copy version of this upcoming book, out in November.

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

Page:

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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

Creative Writer s Toolkit

The creative writer's handbook is divided into sections covering different aspects of the writing process - coming up with ideas, planning, punctuation and grammar - as well as advice on different forms of writing, including stories, blogs, ...

Author: Katie Daynes

Publisher:

ISBN: 147492249X

Category:

Page: 96

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The latest in our creative writing series is a colourful and engaging reference book, rather than a write-in book, designed to appeal to creative writers from age 9 to 99. The book is divided into sections covering different aspects of the writing process - coming up with ideas, planning, punctuation and grammar - as well as advice on different forms of writing, including stories, blogs, non-fiction and poetry. Throughout, there are helpful tips and suggestions, internet links and quotations from well known authors to illustrate different writing techniques Illustrations: Full colour throughout

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.