British Women Writing Fiction

... plunging into the unknown waters of contemporary British women writers. ... an introduction to the world of contemporary British women writing fiction.

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 Lie That Tells a Truth A Guide to Writing Fiction

Write. z. It seems to me that one should only read books which bite and sting ... Writing. fiction is a craft which favors the diligent over the inspired.

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.

Writing Fiction

All this is more especially true in the writing of romantic fiction than of anything
else , for the obvious reason that the field of ... occur in writing realistic fiction ,
which is by and large the work of creative artists as opposed to professional
writers .

Author: August Derleth

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004717067

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 201

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Writing Fiction

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Author: Arturo Vivante

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: UCSC:32106005093189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 109

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

The Science of Science Fiction Writing

What I had left in the folder were the thoughts about the writing of science fiction that I had collected over a period of more than forty years of ...

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.

Writing Fiction

Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: UCSC:32106010756663

Category: Creative writing

Page: 396

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The most widely used and respected book on writing fiction, Writing Fiction guides the writer from first inspiration to final revision. Supported by an abundance exercises, this guide/anthology explores and integrates the elements of fiction while offering practical techniques and concrete examples. A focus on the writing process in its entirety provides a comprehensive guide to writing fiction, approaching distinct elements in separate chapters while building on what has been covered earlier. Topics include free-writing to revision, plot, style, characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, imagery, and point of view. An anthology of diverse and contemporary short stories followed by suggestions for discussion and writing exercises, illustrates concepts while offering variety in pacing and exposure to this increasingly popular form. The book also discusses key issues including writing workshops, using autobiography as a basis for fiction, using action in stories, using dialogue, and maintaining point of view. The sixth edition also features more short short stories than any previous edition and includes quotation boxes that offer advice and inspirational words from established writers on a wide range of topics--such as writing from experience, story structure, openings and endings, and revision. For those interested in developing their creative writing skills.

Writing Theory Writing Fiction

A dissertation entitled Writing Theory , Writing Fiction : The Literary Subject in
Sarraute , Beckett and Lacan submitted to the Graduate School of the University
of Wisconsin - Madison in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of ...

Author: Stephanie Anne Schechner

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89061818753

Category:

Page: 358

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Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction

writer – George Gissing's famous novel about just how difficult it is, ... (those spending the majority of their time writing) in 2013 was £11,000 a year.

Author: Emma Darwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473609679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Do you have a compelling vision for a story set in the past? Are you inspired by novelists such as Alan Furst and Philippa Gregory? Get Started in Writing Historical Fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this exciting and wide-ranging genre of fiction, whatever your favorite style and era. Designed to build your confidence and help fire up creativity, this book is an essential guide to mastering the practicalities of writing historical fiction, showing you where to start with research, developing your plots, and convincingly and imaginatively capturing the voices of the past. Using Snapshots designed to get you writing quickly, Key Ideas to help crystallize thought, and a wealth of supplementary materials, this indispensable guide will have you telling amazing and rich historical stories in no time. You'll learn to research and plan your story, practice developing characters and settings, perfect your characters' voices, and transport the reader to another era. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their stories. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises, and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community, at tyjustwrite.com, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

The Complete Guide to Writing Non fiction

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Fiction Is ...

Author: American Society of Journalists and Authors

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015008736665

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 870

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Gives practical advice on writing and researching magazine articles, discusses various specialized markets, and describes the life of a writer

Practical Tips for Writing Popular Fiction

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Author: Robyn Carr

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 089879515X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 149

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Offers advice on writing genre fiction, covering characterization, plot construction, motivation, dialogue, and pacing

Writing Horror Fiction

In major bookstores graphic novels have their own stands set apart from the conventional books. Clive Barker was one of the well known horror writers to ...

Author: Guy N. Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408148976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 108

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This writer's guide explains how to write short stories and horror fiction for children and adults. The author shows how to build on the initial idea and develop characters and plot. There are ideas for selecting and approaching publishers and information about contracts and publication.

Elements of Fiction Writing Characters Viewpoint

INTRODUCTION Writing fiction is a solitary art . When an orchestra performs a
symphony , it ' s a shared effort . Not only are there many musicians playing their
instruments , there ' s also a conductor helping them sound good together .

Author: Orson Scott Card

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 0898799279

Category: Reference

Page: 182

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Vivid and memorable characters aren't born: they have to be made. &break;&break;This book is a set of tools: literary crowbars, chisels, mallets, pliers and tongs. Use them to pry, chip, yank and sift good characters out of the place where they live in your memory, your imagination and your soul. &break;&break;Award-winning author Orson Scott Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing and presenting characters, plus handling viewpoint in novels and short stories. With specific examples, he spells out your narrative options–the choices you'll make in creating fictional people so "real" that readers will feel they know them like members of their own families. &break;&break;You'll learn how to: &break; draw the characters from a variety of sources, including a story's basic idea, real life–even a character's social circumstances&break; make characters show who they are by the things they do and say, and by their individual "style"&break; develop characters readers will love–or love to hate&break; distinguish among major characters, minor characters and walk-ons, and develop each one appropriately&break; choose the most effective viewpoint to reveal the characters and move the storytelling&break; decide how deeply you should explore your characters' thoughts, emotions and attitudes

101 Science Fiction Writing Prompts

innovative way to use writing prompts to craft powerful fiction. In one comprehensive book, this writing strategy covers: - How to understand your unique ...

Author: Kate Krake

Publisher: Krakenfire Media

ISBN:

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.

Masterclass Writing Romantic Fiction

A modern guide to writing compelling love stories of passion and desire ... Kresley Cole Paranormal Romance Qualifying novels: 2007– A Hunger Like No Other ...

Author: Barbara Samuel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473600447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE ROMANTIC FICTION WHICH TAKES THE BREATH AWAY. Do you want to capture the share of the fastest growing market in fiction? Do you have a compelling vision for a passionate love story? Masterclass: Write Romantic Fiction is designed for anyone who wants to write in this genre of popular fiction, whatever their focus. It is the only book available to cover the new and increasingly diverse sub-genres in romance to give insight into how to write really good eroticism, and to show aspiring writers how to gain recognition for their work. Whether contemplating self-publishing or going the traditional route, this is a smart and completely contemporary guide to writing sellable, credible and memorable romance. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Get Started in Writing Young Adult Fiction

How to write inspiring fiction for young readers Juliet Mushens. for future books in the series, so it is a good idea to have those planned out.

Author: Juliet Mushens

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473607088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Learn how to write young adult fiction with imagination and verve. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing young adult fiction for the complete beginner. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big do's and don't's - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading literary agent who knows what it takes to make it in this market, this book will give you the advice and tips you need to stand out. An essential book for anyone hoping to emulate the success and addictive qualities that characterize books like The Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Get Started in Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

How to write compelling and imaginative sci-fi and fantasy fiction Adam Roberts ... Ifyou start earning moneyfrom your writing, you will have to do things ...

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444795660

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AWESOME AND AMAZING FICTION FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner. This book provides all the information, guidance, and advice you need to write great science fiction to captivate your readers. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big dos and don'ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading science fiction novelist and a Professor in Creative Writing at the University of London - you'll discover how to let your creativity flow, create incredible worlds, and get your novel finished. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Complete Write a Novel Course

Your complete guide to mastering the art of novel writing Will Buckingham. very interesting technical exploration of the craft of writing stories.

Author: Will Buckingham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473600508

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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LEARN HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL WITH THIS COMPLETE, PRACTICAL COURSE. Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper right through to the process of contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file) and promoting your book, this is the most important book on writing that you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of fiction writing, the art of words and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike other books on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

Writing the Fiction Series

The Complete Guide for Novels and Novellas Karen S. Wiesner. be complete.” Also consider that a cliff-hanger might, and frequently does, present a situation ...

Author: Karen S. Wiesner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599636962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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The definitive guide to crafting a series! From the Hunger Games Trilogy to the Jack Reacher series, from Harry Potter to Harry Dresden, there's no denying that writers--and readers--have caught series fever. But if you're contemplating writing a series, there are plenty of considerations you'll need to make first. Writing the Fiction Series is the complete guide to ensuring your series stays hot after the first, fourth, or even fifteenth book. Inside, you'll learn how to: • Write a series that captures the hearts of readers and stands out in a sea of competition. • Find the focus of your series, develop your idea, and plan ahead. • Hone in on the two most important aspects of series writing: characters and consistency. • Utilize a variety of series organization techniques, complete with downloadable worksheets and checklists. • Market your series effectively and increase your sales. With insights from nearly 100 series authors and publishers, as well as "Grow Your Series Muscles" exercises, Writing the Fiction Series is the only book you'll need to write a series that sizzles.