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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.99
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... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95
Human beings have constantly told stories, presented events and placed the world into narrative form. This activity suggests a very basic way of looking at the world, yet, this book argues, even the most seemingly simple of stories is embedded in a complex network of relations. Paul Cobley traces these relations, considering the ways in which humans... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically investigates how stylistic analysis is indispensable for uncovering this covert progression through rhetorical narrative criticism.... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2013; US$ 14.95
What is fanfiction, and what is it not? Why does fanfiction matter? And what makes it so important to the future of literature? Fic is a groundbreaking exploration of the history and culture of fan writing and what it means for the way we think about reading, writing, and authorship. It?s a story about literature, community, and technology—about... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00
From Daniel Defoe to Philip Roth, from Charles Dickens to Amy Tan, Novelists and Novels contains esteemed literary critic Harold Bloom's writings on the greatest novels and novelists in the Western tradition. Bloom's brilliant insights and lively discourse serve not only to illuminate, but also to inspire readers to turn again to our finest works of... more...
- F+W Media 2004; US$ 16.99
Craft an Engaging Plot How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course? With Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure , you'll discover the answers to these questions and more. Award-winning author James Scott Bell offers... more...
- J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2011; US$ 80.55
Hauptbeschreibung Alle Aspekte der Erzählliteratur. Das komparatistisch ausgerichtete Handbuch bezieht sich auf alle großen europäischen Literaturen. Es vermittelt einen Zugang zu den Untergattungen und Darstellungsverfahren der abendländischen Erzählliteratur und präsentiert den aktuellen Stand der internationalen Forschung. Die Hauptströmungen... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 24.54
Useful for writers at any level or age, this guide explains the basic steps to effective fiction writing. From an award-winning author, sound, practical advice is included on the most significant elements of fiction, such as plot, character development, and voice, and strategies are provided for the effective use of tense and the dialogue. All forms... more...
- Tin House Books 2011; US$ 24.95
A classic how-to manual, William Wallace Cook?s Plotto is one writer?s personal method, painstakingly diagrammed for the benefit of others. The theory itself may be simple ? "Purpose opposed by Obstacle yields Conflict" ? but Cook takes his "Plottoist" through hundreds of situations and scenarios, guiding the reader?s hand as a dizzying array of... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 98.00
This volume examines the structure of text-based Future Narratives in the widest sense, including choose-your-own-adventure books, forking-path novels, combinatorial literature, hypertexts, interactive fiction, and alternate reality games. How ?radical? can printed Future Narratives really be, given the constraints of their media? When exactly do they... more...