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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95
The short story is one of the most difficult types of prose to write and one of the most pleasurable to read. From Boccaccio's Decameron to The Collected Stories of Reynolds Price , Charles May gives us an understanding of the history and structure of this demanding form of fiction. Beginning with a general history of the genre, he moves on to... more...
- 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
Kurt Vonnegut ??The cat sat on the mat? is not the beginning of a story, but ?the cat sat on the dog?s mat? is.? ? John Le Carré Nothing is more inspiring for a beginning writer than listening to masters of the craft talk about the writing life. But if you can?t get Vladimir Nabokov, Virginia Woolf, and Gabriel García Márquez together at the Algonquin,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century?s greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions of what makes a story good, a novel successful, a writer an artist. On Writing presents the answers in seven concise chapters discussing... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 16.99
Ramp up the tension and keep your readers hooked! Inside you'll find everything you need to know to spice up your story, move your plot forward, and keep your readers turning pages. Expert thriller author and writing instructor James Scott Bell shows you how to craft scenes, create characters, and develop storylines that harness conflict and suspense... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 10.19
Have you always wanted to write a novel - but don't know where to start? Novelist Sophie King will guide you through the first steps from finding ideas that will keep the plot going, to crafting the perfect ending. It will help you create characters that sing from the page and unravel the mysteries of dialogue and viewpoint. Each chapter also contains... more...
- Sourcebooks 2012; US$ 17.95
What do you need to know to break in to the flourishing young adult (YA) market? With humor and a solid grounding in reality, author Victoria Hanley helps readers understand the ins and outs of the YA genre, how to stay inspired, and how to avoid common mistakes writers make in trying to reach teens. The book includes unique writing exercises to help... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 13.92
This is the insider's guide to getting published sucessfully. The secret to making money from your fiction writing is not only in the quality of your work but your approach to the publishing process: in this book an industry professional shows how to make the system work for you. Advice is here from almost the moment you pick up the pen - identifying... more...