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

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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.

Fiction Writing Technique

Accordingly, I have striven to keep to the viewpoint of one who seeks to learn how to write stories, and have made no attempt to analyze the work of masters of fiction for the sake of the analysis alone... Get Your Copy Today!

Author: Robert Saunders Dowst

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329176744

Category: Art

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Many books have been written on fiction technique, and the chief excuse for the present addition to the number is the complexity of the subject. Its range is so wide, it calls for so many and so different capacities in one attempting to discuss it, that a new work has more than a chance to meet at least two or three deficiencies in all other treatments. I believe that the chief deficiency in most works on fiction technique is that the author unconsciously has slipped from the viewpoint of a writer of a story to that of a reader. Now a reader without intention to try his own hand at the game is not playing fair in studying technique, and a book on technique has no business to entertain him. Accordingly, I have striven to keep to the viewpoint of one who seeks to learn how to write stories, and have made no attempt to analyze the work of masters of fiction for the sake of the analysis alone... Get Your Copy Today!

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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Write Right

Haven's breakthrough approach to creative writing begins with an improbable technique that does not involve writing.

Author: Kendall F. Haven

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563086779

Category: Education

Page: 213

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Haven's breakthrough approach to creative writing begins with an improbable technique that does not involve writing. Coaching students to "start with storytelling," the author and storyteller shares a vital but often forgotten step of the creative process. His practical and detailed guide provides directions for 38 writing exercises that help students create powerful and dynamic fiction. All the steps - from finding inspiration and creating believable characters to making the final edit - are covered. Activities, coded for grades from primary through high school, can easily be adapted to other levels.

Techniques of Fiction Writing

There is a perfect illustration of this technique in Elizabeth Spencer ' s novel , The
Voice at the Back Door , in a passage describing New Orleans . Here ' s just one
sentence : In Audubon Park the swans drift to the shade as it blackens , and ...

Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003288540

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

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Shoot Your Novel

Want to write a visually powerful novel? Shoot Your Novel takes an in-depth look at cinematic technique for fiction writers. No other writing craft book teaches you the secret of how to "show, don't tell.

Author: C. S. Lakin

Publisher:

ISBN: 099138945X

Category: Authorship

Page: 184

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Want to write a visually powerful novel? Shoot Your Novel takes an in-depth look at cinematic technique for fiction writers. No other writing craft book teaches you the secret of how to "show, don't tell." Best-selling authors of every genre know the secret to hooking readers--by showing, not telling, their story. But writers are not taught how to "show" scenes in a cinematic way. Without a clear, concise, and precise method for constructing dynamic scenes, a writer will likely end up with a flat, lifeless novel.Filmmakers, screenwriters, and movie directors utilize cinematic technique to create visual masterpieces, and novelists can too--by adapting their methods in their fiction writing. By "shooting" your novel, you can supercharge your story!Inside, you'll learn: * The real secret to "show, don't tell" and how it's all about "the moment" * More than a dozen "camera shots" novelists can borrow from screenwriters and directors to create powerful, active scenes * Instruction on how to piece camera shots together to create cinematic scene segments * Examples from novels and screenplays showcasing each facet of cinematic technique * How to devise a thematic image system of key shots, motifs, and images * Ways to use colors, shapes, sounds, and angles for purposeful subliminal effect Shooting your novel with a filmmaker's eye will transform your good novel into a great one and will change forever the way you approach constructing your scenes. No other book gives you such deep, thorough instruction in cinematic technique for fiction writing. Here's what some best writing instructors and best-selling authors have to say about this essential writing craft book: "With such an extensive amount of experience in the screenwriting and filmmaking process, it comes as no surprise that C. S .Lakin writes with a trustworthy authority and wealth of insight when it comes to the craft of building dynamic scenes within novels.

The Technique of the Novel A Handbook on the Craft of the Long Narrative

adventures for fact books, turn abruptly to fiction and toss off a novel, generally
autobiographical, which promptly fails. Even more often we hear of a startling
success by a young writer (anyone can think of a dozen without effort) which
lands ...

Author: Thomas H. Uzzell

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447498933

Category: History

Page: 310

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Writing for Story

Jon Franklin, an undisputed master of the great American nonfiction short story, shares the secrets of his success.

Author: Jon Franklin

Publisher: Reference

ISBN: 0452272955

Category: Education

Page: 284

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Jon Franklin, an undisputed master of the great American nonfiction short story, shares the secrets of his success. This lively, easy-to-follow guide combines readability and excitement with the best of expository prose and illuminates the techniques that beginning journalists will find to be immensely helpful.

The Technique of the Mystery Story

THE ART OF STORY-WRITING A PRACTICAL COURSE IN FICTION WRITING
BY J. BERG ESENWEIN AND MARY DAVOREN CHAMBERS cloth — £1.25 net;
by mail, MC I PREPARATION HOW TO SPELL, PUNCTUATE, EDIT AND ...

Author: Carolyn Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082527056

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 336

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Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular

Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular is a master class in writing—especially short story writing—from the master himself.

Author: Rust Hills

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547526300

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Wise advice on plot, character, and style from a legendary Esquire editor: “Every aspiring fiction writer ought to read this.” —Writer’s Digest Over the course of his long and colorful career as fiction editor for Esquire magazine, L. Rust Hills championed the early work of literary luminaries such as Norman Mailer, John Cheever, Don DeLillo, Raymond Carver, and E. Annie Proulx. His skill at identifying talent and understanding story made him a legend within the industry as an unparalleled editor of short fiction. Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular is a master class in writing—especially short story writing—from the master himself. Drawing on a lifetime of experience and success, this practical guide explains essential techniques of writing fiction—from developing character to crafting plots to effectively employing literary techniques. Clear and concise enough for any beginner but wise and powerful enough for any pro, Writing in General is a classic to be savored by both aspiring and seasoned writers.

Translations on North Vietnam

After that they should mark the growth of the technique of fiction writing . Fiction
writings are not only stories . They must seek a way to tell the story , a way to
write . They are a technique . " ' * * Van , 1 March 1967 . The third kind is the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105120099366

Category: Vietnam (Democratic Republic)

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Don t Murder Your Mystery

This is the only book for writers that: 1)Motivates readers to change their writing habits by telling the truth about how submissions are screened. 2)Analyzes 150 extracts to show how published authors handle the same problems facing all ...

Author: Chris Roerden

Publisher:

ISBN: 1933523131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

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This is the only book for writers that: 1)Motivates readers to change their writing habits by telling the truth about how submissions are screened. 2)Analyzes 150 extracts to show how published authors handle the same problems facing all writers of fiction. 3)Reinforces readers learning by presenting more solutions in greater depth than other books do and exposing issues not mentioned in any other book. 4)Highlights the techniques of 140 published mystery authors, many of whom have never before been reviewed in book form. 5)Helps readers identify with authors at the beginning of their writing careers by using examples from many first novels. 6)Stimulates readers imaginations by demonstrating the infinite variety of alternatives for presenting content. 7)Offers 24 Find & Fix summaries for revising, plus resources and little-known tips and tip-offs. 8)Boosts the odds that a manuscript will pass the first screening so its characters and plot can be read in full and evaluated on merit.

The Fiction Writers Question Book

A STUDY OF PROSE FICTION , by Bliss Perry . Houghton , Mifflin and Co. , New
York . TECHNICAL WRITING , by T. A. Rickard . John Wiley and Sons , Inc. , New
York . THE TECHNIQUE OF FICTION WRITING , by R. S. Dowst . The Editor Co.

Author: John Allen Boughton

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89099899825

Category: Authorship

Page: 151

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Technique ( PN3355 - PN33837 UF Fiction writing Metafiction Writing , Fiction BT
Authorship NT Children's storiesTechnique Detective and mystery
storiesTechnique First person narrative Free indirect speech Interior monologue
Plots ...

Author: Library of Congress

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021780742

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A Creative Writing Handbook

Packed with stimulating writing exercises, numerous quotes and over 30 extracts from literature across a wide variety of genres, this book will both inspire and assist anyone interested in creative writing.

Author: Bill Greenwell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: UOM:39015079340694

Category: Creative writing

Page: 415

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Packed with stimulating writing exercises, numerous quotes and over 30 extracts from literature across a wide variety of genres, this book will both inspire and assist anyone interested in creative writing. The book can be followed as a complete course or dipped into as desired.

Creative Research Methods

range of writers (Young and Avery 2006: 97) and 'falsely separated' from the
creative writing side (Lasky 2013: 16). And indeed, researchers today are being
much more creative with their writing. They are telling research stories through a
 ...

Author: Helen Kara

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781447356745

Category: Education

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Written in an accessible, practical and jargon-free style, this useful book informs and inspires researchers by showing readers why, when, and how to use creative methods in their research.

The Writer

THE WRITING OF MODERN FICTION ( Robert Somerlott ) . A short story writer ,
novelist and teacher discusses ( with specific examples ) the techniques which
fiction writers must master . Covers viewpoint , suspense , characterization ...

Author: William Henry Hills

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067425069

Category: Authorship

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The Fire in Fiction

The book features: Techniques for capturing a special time and place, creating characters whose lives matter, nailing multiple-impact plot turns, making the supernatural real, infusing issues into fiction, and more.

Author: Donald Maass

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 158297506X

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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Discover the Difference Between a So-So Manuscript and a Novel Readers Can't Forget We've all read them: novels by our favorite authors that disappoint. Uninspired and lifeless, we wonder what happened. Was the author in a hurry? Did she have a bad year? Has he lost interest altogether? Something similar is true of a great many unpublished manuscripts. They are okay stories that never take flight. They don't grip the imagination, let alone the heart. They merit only a shrug and a polite dismissal by agents and editors. It doesn't have to be that way. In The Fire in Fiction, successful literary agent and author Donald Maass shows you not only how to infuse your story with deep conviction and fiery passion, but how to do it over and over again. The book features: Techniques for capturing a special time and place, creating characters whose lives matter, nailing multiple-impact plot turns, making the supernatural real, infusing issues into fiction, and more. Story-enriching exercises at the end of every chapter to show you how to apply the practical tools just covered to your own work. Rich examples drawn from contemporary novels as diverse as The Lake House, Water for Elephants, and Jennifer Government to illustrate how various techniques work in actual stories. Plus, Maass introduces an original technique that any novelist can use any time, in any scene, in any novel, even on the most uninspired day...to take the most powerful experiences from your personal life and turn those experiences directly into powerful fiction. Tap into The Fire in Fiction, and supercharge your story with originality and spark!