Writing Genre Fiction

Although a genre novel has a number of high points of tension and action, the climax is the highest point. It is the logical coming together of the facts and events that took place earlier in the novel. It can be thought of as the ...

Author: H. Thomas Milhorn

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581129182

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Several years ago, after many years of writing nonfiction, I decided to write a novel-a medical thriller in the mold of Robin Cook, Michael Crichton, and Michael Palmer. The problem was that, although I knew how to write and had received a number of awards for nonfiction works, I didn't know the how to write fiction. So, before putting fingers to keyboard I did a thorough search of the literature, which included reading numerous books and hundreds of website articles. What I discovered was that there simply wasn't one good source from which to learn the craft of writing genre fiction. "Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft" is the book I was looking for when I set out on my quest to learn how to write fiction. It is an attempt to share what I learned from my research. It covers the six key elements of genre fiction; the various genres and subgenres; a large number of genre-fiction writing techniques; plot, subplots, and parallel plots; structure; scene and sequel; characterization; dialogue; emotions; and body language. It also covers additional information about copyrighting and plagiarism, where to get ideas, manuscript formatting and revision, and query letters and synopses. In addition, an appendix covers a large number of grammar tips.

Writing Dynamite Story Hooks

NOTE: The Ultimate Author's Guide to Writing Dynamite Story Hooks was previously released as How to Start Your Novel. This "ultimate" edition has been significantly revised and expanded with 50 pages of incredible new content!

Author: Jackson Dean Chase

Publisher: Jackson Dean Chase, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Learn to Hook Readers With the Perfect Opening Line How you start your story is the most important part of your book. From the first sentence, you need to know how to keep readers hooked. In this fun to read, fast to learn guide, USA TODAY bestselling author Jackson Dean Chase shows YOU how to write dynamite story hooks for novels, novellas, short stories, and memoirs. Step by step, line by line. This quick and easy guide teaches you clever tips and strategies, including: The Top 10 Best Story Hooks that grab readers and keep them turning pages The Top 10 Worst Story Hooks that make you look like a hack, and How to Fix Them Advanced techniques to Combine Multiple Story Hooks to open your story any way you want A Foolproof Writing Strategy to hook readers with Clear Examples from your favorite bestsellersEveryone loves great writing advice because it helps you sell more books and make more fans. Buy this treasure trove of valuable knowledge now and turn your next book into a compulsive page-turner. NOTE: The Ultimate Author's Guide to Writing Dynamite Story Hooks was previously released as How to Start Your Novel. This "ultimate" edition has been significantly revised and expanded with 50 pages of incredible new content!

A Writer s Craft

Beginning by discussing elements common to all genres, this book underscores the importance of learning good writing habits before committing to a genre, encouraging writers to look beyond their genre expectations and learn from other forms ...

Author: Kendall Dunkelberg

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137610966

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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This introductory creative writing text uses a unique, multi-genre approach to provide students with a broad-based knowledge of their craft, treating them as professional writers. Beginning by discussing elements common to all genres, this book underscores the importance of learning good writing habits before committing to a genre, encouraging writers to look beyond their genre expectations and learn from other forms. The book then devotes one chapter to each of the major literary genres: fiction, poetry, drama and creative nonfiction. These style-specific sections provide depth as they compare the different genres, furnishing students with a comprehensive understanding of creative writing as a discipline and fostering creativity. The discussion concludes with a chapter on digital media and an appendix on literary citizenship and publishing. With exercises at the end of each chapter, a glossary of literary terms, and a list of resources for further study, A Writer’s Craft is the ideal companion to an introductory creative writing class.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Novel 2nd Edition

A completely updated guide for first-time novelists.

Author: Tom Monteleone

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101198117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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A completely updated guide for first-time novelists. Completely revised to include new interviews with best-selling authors; more detailed information on writing genre fiction from paranormal romance to cozy mysteries; and everything a writer needs to know about self-publishing and eBooks to get started. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Writing a Novel, Second Edition, is an indispensable reference on how to write and publish a first novel. ?Expert author with over thirty published novels ?Includes interviews with new best-selling novelists ?Features new material on writing genre fiction and self-publishing

System specific PI Control Theory for Fluid and Motion Systems

For additional information, visit www.control-innovation.com ControlProblems is an application containing numerical system models corresponding to the problems presented in Chapters 23 though 27 of this book.

Author: Kalman I. Krakow

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581129212

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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Several years ago, after many years of writing nonfiction, I decided to write a novel -- a medical thriller in the mold of Robin Cook, Michael Crichton, and Michael Palmer. The problem was that, although I knew how to write and had received a number of awards for nonfiction works, I didn't know how to write fiction. So, before putting fingers to keyboard I did a thorough search of the literature, which included reading numerous books and hundreds of website articles. What I discovered was that there simply wasn't one good source from which to learn the craft of writing genre fiction. "Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft" is the book I was looking for when I set out on my quest to learn how to write fiction. It is an attempt to share what I learned from my research. It covers the six key elements of genre fiction; the various genres and subgenres; a large number of genre-fiction writing techniques; plot, subplots, and parallel plots; structure; scene and sequel; characterization; dialogue; emotions; and body language. It also covers additional information about copyrighting and plagiarism, where to get ideas, manuscript formatting and revision, and query letters and synopses. In addition, an appendix covers a large number of grammar tips.

Horror Fiction

This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing.

Author: Gina Wisker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082641561X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series focuses on genres such asScience Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime, and the other focuses on movements or styles often associated with historicaland cultural locations—Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic.Authors covered in this volume includeWilliam Peter Blatty, Ira Levine, BramStoker, Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter,Mary Shelley, Stephen King, Anne Rice,and Washington Irving.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

Many readers and librarians may be surprised to see Literary Fiction categorized as a genre. Surely such an act is a form of blasphemy! Literary Fiction readers, a group that includes many librarians, tend to see their favorite authors ...

Author: Joyce G. Saricks

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838997192

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 402

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This revised edition provides a way of understanding the vast universe of genre fiction in an easy-to-use format. Expert readers' advisor Joyce Saricks offers groundbreaking reconsideration of the connections among genres.

Romance Your Brand Building a Marketable Genre Fiction Series

Where writing genre fiction differs from show running is that we are our own writer room, unless you work with a co-writer. But even then, there are examples where show runners are heavily involved in doing the writing work, too.

Author: Zoe York

Publisher: Zoe York

ISBN: 9781926527888

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 175

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“Genre fiction series are the bread and butter of mid-list writers. For many they make the difference between a writing dream and a writing career.” Zoe York/Ainsley Booth, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author For the first time ever in print, Zoe York breaks down how she plans a series—something she has done ten times over. Romance Your Brand is an adaptation of an intensive four-week course, now available to authors everywhere. This book covers: • high-concept pitches • world-building • taglines and blurbs • building a cast of characters • writing the first book in a series • finding comparable series • covers • how to write towards future marketing • and why ALL OF THE ABOVE should be considered before you write a single word

Creative Writing

They may be less familiar with intertextuality, anachrony, and fabula, and they may be even less confident in achieving the effects these terms refer to. This book defines fictional techniques and guides the potential writer in their use.

Author: Colin Bulman

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745636887

Category: Education

Page: 249

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All writers are familiar with terms like plot, suspense, conflict and character. They may be less familiar with intertextuality, anachrony, and fabula, and they may be even less confident in achieving the effects these terms refer to. This book defines fictional techniques and guides the potential writer in their use. It may spark off ideas for stories and novels and provide first-aid for failing stories. A story's ending may come as a surprise to the reader, suspense may have the reader on the edge of the seat, and conflict may lead to unbearable excitement. It is the job of the writer to create these effects and this book illustrates how it is done. The book is for students doing creative writing in higher education, at "A" level, and it will be essential reading for anyone interested in writing fiction. Contents: Definitions of over 200 terms and techniques to do with fiction writing How to achieve fictional effects Literary examples of the techniques described Characteristics of genre as well as literary fiction Basic but essential techniques such as writing dialogue and using figures of speech Definitions of major terms used in publishing

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Third Edition

Short stories remain an important aspect of the genre. Sometimes collections of shorts serve as a gateway to novel writing, as they did for Jhumpa Lahiri, but just as frequently they remain the sole focus of authors, as is the case with ...

Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838917817

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Everyone’s favorite guide to fiction that’s thrilling, mysterious, suspenseful, thought-provoking, romantic, and just plain fun is back—and better than ever in this completely revamped and revised edition. A must for every readers’ advisory desk, this resource is also a useful tool for collection development librarians and students in LIS programs. Inside, RA experts Wyatt and Saricks cover genres such as Psychological Suspense, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Literary and Historical Fiction, and introduce the concepts of Adrenaline and Relationship Fiction; include everything advisors need to get up to speed on a genre, including its appeal characteristics, key authors, sure bets, and trends; demonstrate how genres overlap and connect, plus suggestions for guiding readers among genres; and tie genre fiction to the whole collection, including nonfiction, audiobooks, graphic novels, film and TV, poetry, and games. Both insightful and comprehensive, this matchless guidebook will help librarians become familiar with many different fiction genres, especially those they do not regularly read, and aid library staff in connecting readers to books they’re sure to love.

Write Moves A Creative Writing Guide and Anthology

Literary Fiction and Genre Fiction A few words about a source of frustration and sadness in many teacher-student relationships: I'm talking about conflict over “genre fiction.” The frustration begins in communicating what “genre ...

Author: Nancy Pagh

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770486249

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Write Moves is an invitation for the student to understand and experience creative writing in the larger frame of humanities education. The practical instruction offered comes in the form of “moves” or tactics for the apprentice writer to try. But the title also speaks to a core value of this project: that creative writing exists to move us. The book focuses on concise, human-voiced instruction in poetry, the short story, and the short creative nonfiction essay. Emphasis on short forms allows the beginning student to appreciate lessons in craft without being overwhelmed by lengthy model texts; diverse examples of these genres are offered in the anthology.

Shadow Voices

Here are vampires and monsters, murderers and cannibals. Here are female criminal masterminds and dogged detectives, star-crossed lovers and vengeful spouses. Here are the SHADOW VOICES.

Author: John Connolly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529395273

Category: Fiction

Page: 1088

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All hardbacks in the first print run will be signed by the author. The story of genre fiction - horror, romantic fiction, science fiction, crime writing, and more - is also the story of Irish fiction. Irish writers have given the world Lemuel Gulliver, Dracula, and the world of Narnia. They have produced pioneering tales of detection, terrifying ghost stories and ground-breaking women's popular fiction. Now, for the first time, John Connolly's one volume presents the history of Irish genre writing and uses it to explore how we think about fiction itself. Deeply researched, and passionately argued, SHADOW VOICES takes the lives of more than sixty writers - by turns tragic, amusing, and adventurous, but always extraordinary - and sets them alongside the stories they have written, to create a new way of looking at genre and literature, both Irish and beyond. Here are vampires and monsters, murderers and cannibals. Here are female criminal masterminds and dogged detectives, star-crossed lovers and vengeful spouses. Here are the SHADOW VOICES.

Genre Fiction of New India

Post millennium, as with the increase in literary festival and prize activity (as detailed in Section 1.1), there has also been a sharp rise in the production of genre fiction. This new body of writing is a marked departure from the ...

Author: E. Dawson Varughese

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317690993

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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This book investigates fiction in English, written within, and published from India since 2000 in the genre of mythology-inspired fiction in doing so it introduces the term ‘Bharati Fantasy’. This volume is anchored in notions of the ‘weird’ and thus some time is spent understanding this term linguistically, historically (‘wyrd’) as well as philosophically and most significantly socio-culturally because ‘reception’ is a key theme to this book’s thesis. The book studies the interface of science, Hinduism and itihasa (a term often translated as ‘history’) within mythology-inspired fiction in English from India and these are specifically examined through the lens of two overarching interests: reader reception and the genre of weird fiction. The book considers Indian and non-Indian receptions to the body of mythology-inspired fiction, highlighting how English fiction from India has moved away from being identified as the traditional Indian postcolonial text. Furthermore, the book reveals broader findings in relation to identity and Indianness and India’s post-millennial society’s interest in portraying and projecting ideas of India through its ancient cultures, epic narratives and cultural (Hindu) figures.

Lesbian Modernism

The first book-length study to explore the importance of genre fiction for the body of literature we call lesbian modernismElizabeth English explores the aesthetic dilemma prompted by the censorship of Radclyffe Hall's novel The Well of ...

Author: English Elizabeth English

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748693740

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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The first book-length study to explore the importance of genre fiction for the body of literature we call lesbian modernismElizabeth English explores the aesthetic dilemma prompted by the censorship of Radclyffe Hall's novel The Well of Loneliness in 1928. Faced with legal and financial reprisals, women writers were forced to question how they might represent lesbian identity and desire. Modernist experimentation has often been seen as a response to this problem, but English breaks new ground by arguing that popular genre fictions offered a creative strategy against the threat of detection and punishment. Her study examines a range of responses to this dilemma by offering illuminating close readings of fantasy, crime, and historical fictions written by both mainstream and modernist authors. English introduces hitherto neglected women writers from diverse backgrounds and draws on archival material examined here for the first time to remap the topography of 1920s-1940s lesbian literature and to reevaluate the definition of lesbian modernism.Key Features:Rethinks the lesbian modernist project to demonstrate that genre fiction not only influenced modernist writers such as Woolf and Stein but also found its way into their ostensibly highbrow workBrings to light hitherto neglected mainstream writers working in popular genres who contributed to the lesbian modernist aestheticSituates Katharine Burdekin within the context of lesbian modernism for the first time, employing hitherto unseen archive material (including letters and manuscripts)Divided into three broad multi-author genres (fantasy, historical and detective fictions), the study covers popular fictions such as utopian writing, the supernatural, historical biography, historical romance, and the classic country-house crime novel

Creating Literary Stories

An essential guide for every writer of fiction. Learn the following: Character Narration Structure Dialogue Point of view Writing in scene Drama (conflict-action-resolution) Humor Revision

Author: William H. Coles

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504979153

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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An essential guide for every writer of fiction. Learn the following: Character Narration Structure Dialogue Point of view Writing in scene Drama (conflict-action-resolution) Humor Revision

Encountering Difference New Perspectives on Genre Travel and Gender

This edited collection poses crucial questions about the relationship between gender and genre in travel writing, asking how gender shapes formal and thematic approaches to the various generic forms employed to represent and recreate travel ...

Author: Gigi Adair

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622738700

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 156

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This edited collection poses crucial questions about the relationship between gender and genre in travel writing, asking how gender shapes formal and thematic approaches to the various generic forms employed to represent and recreate travel. While the question of the genre of travel writing has often been debated (is it a genre, a hybrid genre, a sub-genre of autobiography?), and recent years have been much attention to travel writing and gender, these have rarely been combined. This book sheds light on how the gendered nature of writing and reading about travel affect the genre choices and strategies of writers, as well as the way in which travel writing is received. It reconsiders traditional and frequently studied forms of travel writing, both European and non-European. In addition, it pursues questions about the connections between travel writing and other genres, such as the novel and films, minor forms including journalism and blogging, and new sub-genres such as the ‘new nature writing’; focusing in particular on the political ramifications of genre in travel writing. The collection is international in focus with discussions of works by authors from Europe, Asia, Australia, and both North and South America; consequently, it will be of great interest to scholars and historians in those regions.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction Second Edition

Many readers and librarians may be surprised to see Literary Fiction categorized as a genre. Surely such an act is a form of blasphemy! Literary Fiction readers, a group that includes many librarians, tend to see their favorite authors ...

Author: Joyce G. Saricks

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838990650

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Experienced librarian and coach Ruth Metz outlines a focused and results-oriented plan for achieving the best results from staff members through a coaching style of management.

Writing Fiction Tenth Edition

Many teachers of fiction writing do not accept manuscripts in genre, believing that, whereas writing literary fiction can teach you how to write good genre fiction, writing genre fiction does not teach you how to write good literary ...

Author: Janet Burroway

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226616728

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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More than 250,000 copies sold! A creative writer’s shelf should hold at least three essential books: a dictionary, a style guide, and Writing Fiction. Janet Burroway’s best-selling classic is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and for more than three decades it has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn the craft. Now in its tenth edition, Writing Fiction is more accessible than ever for writers of all levels—inside or outside the classroom. This new edition continues to provide advice that is practical, comprehensive, and flexible. Burroway’s tone is personal and nonprescriptive, welcoming learning writers into the community of practiced storytellers. Moving from freewriting to final revision, the book addresses “showing not telling,” characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, plot, imagery, and point of view. It includes new topics and writing prompts, and each chapter now ends with a list of recommended readings that exemplify the craft elements discussed, allowing for further study. And the examples and quotations throughout the book feature a wide and diverse range of today’s best and best-known creators of both novels and short stories. This book is a master class in creative writing that also calls on us to renew our love of storytelling and celebrate the skill of writing well. There is a very good chance that one of your favorite authors learned the craft with Writing Fiction. And who knows what future favorite will get her start reading this edition?

A Critical Companion to Old Norse Literary Genre

Rothman suggests that the result is a true case of comparing apples and oranges: '“Literary fiction” and “genre fiction”, one senses, aren't really comparable categories'.7 Genre fiction refers to works that employ stock characters, ...

Author: Massimiliano Bampi

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781843845645

Category: History

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A comprehensive guide to a crucial aspect of Old Norse literature.