British Women Writing Fiction

In her interviews, Brookner clearly outlines her conscious lineage as a writer of fiction. To answer John Haffenden's question about which nineteenth-century writers she regards as “touchstones of truly great writing,” she lists Dickens ...

Author: Abby H.P. Werlock

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817309817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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An informal, jargon-free introduction to the fiction of 16 contemporary writers either brought up or now living in England, from Muriel Spark to Jeanette Winterson. It seeks to present a balanced view of women's writing since the 1950s and 1960s, those who attracted critical attention during the 1970s and 1980s, and those who have burst upon the literary scene more recently, including Afro-Caribbean and African women. The essays show how each of these writers treats British subjects and themes, sometimes from radically different perspectives, and how those who are daughters of immigrants see themselves as women writing on the margins of society.

The Writer

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Author: William Henry Hills


ISBN: UOM:39015067412893

Category: Authorship


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The Art of Writing Fiction

Neither the dictionary nor the thesaurus quite qualifies as source of raw material for the writer of fiction (though either could be employed as a prompt to the kind of automatic writing exercises I describe in Chapter 3).

Author: Andrew Cowan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317861539

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The Art of Writing Fiction guides the reader through the processes of creative writing from journal-keeping to editing, offering techniques for stimulating creativity and making language vivid. Readers will master key aspects of fiction such as structure, character, voice and setting. Andrew Cowan provides an insightful introduction that brings his own well-crafted prose style to bear on the processes and pleasures of writing fiction, offering practical and personal advice culled from his own experience and that of other published writers. He lays open to the reader his own notes, his writing, and the experiences from his own life that he has drawn on in his fiction allowing the reader to develop their own writing project alongside the author as they go through the book.

American Women Writing Fiction

“I began thinking about Inez Victor and Jack Lovett at a point in my life when I lacked certainty, lacked even that minimum level of ego essential to the writing of novels, lacked conviction, lacked patience with the past and interest ...

Author: Mickey Pearlman

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813181615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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American literature is no longer the refuge of the solitary hero. Like the society it mirrors, it is now a far richer, many-faceted explication of a complicated and diverse society—racially, culturally, and ethnically interwoven and at the same time fractured and fractious. Ten women writing fiction in America today—Toni Cade Bambara, Joan Didion, Louise Erdrich, Gail Godwin, Mary Gordon, Alison Lurie, Joyce Carol Oates, Jayne Anne Phillips, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, and Mary Lee Settle—represent that geographic, ethnic, and racial diversity that is distinctively American. Their differing perspectives on literature and the American experience have produced Erdrich's stolid North Dakota plainswomen; Didion's sun-baked dreamers and screamers; the urban ethnics—Irish, Jewish, and black—of Gordon, Schaeffer, and Bambara; Oates's small-town, often violent, neurotics; Lurie's intellectual sophisticates; and the southern survivors and victims, male and female, of Phillips, Settle, and Godwin. The ten original essays in this collection focus on the traditional themes of identity, memory, family, and enclosure that pervade the fiction of these writers. The fictional women who emerge here, as these critics show, are often caught in the interwoven strands of memory, perceive literal and emotional space as entrapping, find identity elusive and frustrating, and experience the interweaving of silence, solitude, and family in complex patterns. Each essay in this collection is followed by bibliographies of works by and about the writer in question that will be invaluable resources for scholars and general readers alike. Here is a readable critical discussion of ten important contemporary novelists who have broadened the pages of American literature to reflect more clearly the people we are.

The Lie That Tells a Truth A Guide to Writing Fiction

The idea of the writing exercises in the book is to get you fit, practiced, ready to write. ... stories and novels. ... —ELIAS CANETTI designed to get you ready to compete, as it were, to get yourself excited, to get you writing without ...

Author: John Dufresne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393078350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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"This is the most practical, hard-nosed, generous, direct, and useful guide to writing fiction." —Brad Watson Finally, a truly creative—and hilarious—guide to creative writing, full of encouragement and sound advice. Provocative and reassuring, nurturing and wise, The Lie That Tells a Truth is essential to writers in general, fiction writers in particular, beginning writers, serious writers, and anyone facing a blank page. John Dufresne, teacher and the acclaimed author of Love Warps the Mind a Little and Deep in the Shade of Paradise, demystifies the writing process. Drawing upon the wisdom of literature's great craftsmen, Dufresne's lucid essays and diverse exercises initiate the reader into the tools, processes, and techniques of writing: inventing compelling characters, developing a voice, creating a sense of place, editing your own words. Where do great ideas come from? How do we recognize them? How can language capture them? In his signature comic voice, Dufresne answers these questions and more in chapters such as "Writing Around the Block," "Plottery," and "The Art of Abbreviation." Dufresne demystifies the writing process, showing that while the idea of writing may be overwhelming, the act of writing is simplicity itself.

Quick Guide to Writing Fiction

If you are looking to be the next Stephen King and live in a mansion, then you need to get really good at writing fiction. If you want to make a nice, comfortable living, stay with nonfiction. If fiction is the champagne of the writing ...

Author: Mark Stepp

Publisher: Old American Publishing


Category: Education

Page: 66

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This book is intended for beginning novelists. It is not designed to be an all inclusive guide for accomplished authors. If you employ the methods described in these pages, you will be well on your way to becoming an experienced professional.

On Writing Fiction

Admitting the vagueness which afflicts all criticism of novels, let us hazard the opinion that for us at this moment the form of fiction most in vogue more often misses than secures the thing we seek. Whether we call it life or spirit, ...

Author: AA.VV.

Publisher: JPM Ediciones

ISBN: 9788415499091

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 66

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Everybody who wants to become a professional writer always looks for the success of their stories and for being read by the most possible readers. The best way to achieve it is to turn to the greatest authors of all times. This compilation of essays, signed by four well-known English and American writers, tries to elucidate the writing techniques they applied in their own works, and to shed more light on the contemporary literary theory.

Henry James Reading the writing Novels novellas and stories

By pituing one publisher against another in competition for a manuu ript , the agent commercialized the writer ' s ... of preserving those relations , " Publishers maintained this chauvinist fiction well into the twentieth century .

Author: Graham Clarke


ISBN: STANFORD:36105001716864


Page: 696

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The Writing Book

A step by step guide to writing fiction from one of Australia's leading novelists This book doesn't just talk about how to write fiction: it takes you, step-by-step through the process of doing it.

Author: Kate Grenville

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN: 0044421249

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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This book takes the reader through the process of writing fiction - Character - Voice - Dialogue - Description - Design - Revision - Submitting a manuscript.

Writing Fiction

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Author: Arturo Vivante

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: UCSC:32106005093189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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Focuses on characterization, plot, dialogue, theme, viewpoint, form, and language in explaining the fundamentals of writing novels and short stories