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  • Creating Convincing Charactersby Nicholas Corder

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book answers the question, "How do we go about inventing great characters that our readers will care about, root for, love, hate or fear?" more...

  • Narrative Exchangesby Ian Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1992, Narrative Exchanges shows how a general model of communicative exchanges can be refined to deal with the complexities of narrative fiction. Going beyond the two-way structure of reciprocity, it gives particular attention to the processes of framing, substitution and dispossession by which written texts generate meaning.... more...

  • From Holocaust to Harvardby John Stoessinger

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    A true and touching human tale of survival and achievement. When John Stoessinger was ten years old, Adolf Hitler annexed his homeland of Austria, ripping the boy from his home and his friends in Vienna. His grandparents encouraged his mother and stepfather to take young John somewhere safe. “You must have a future,? his grandfather told him before... more...

  • Fictions at Workby Mary M. Talbot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.99

    In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. She discusses both `high' and `low' fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Examples are taken from children's tales, romance, horror and science in her language analysis. more...

  • Fiction - The Art and the Craftby Colin Bulman

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    A highly practical exposition of all the major elements of fiction - such as plot, conflict, suspense, the hook, inference, character and dialogue. more...

  • Writing Magicby Gail Carson Levine

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 6.99

    Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine helps you make magic with your writing! In Writing Magic , Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters?and... more...

  • Writing Magicby Gail Carson Levine

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 6.99

    Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine helps you make magic with your writing! In Writing Magic , Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters?and... more...

  • Vivid and Continuousby John McNally

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Taking off from The Creative Writer’s Survival Guide , John McNally’srelentlessly blunt, bracingly cheerful, and immensely helpful map to being a writer, Vivid and Continuous is an equally blunt, cheerful, and helpful map to learning to be a writer. While acknowledging that many fine books cover such essentials of fiction writing... more...

  • Meta-Romaneby Marion Kühn

    transcript 2014; US$ 41.61

    Dass die récriture, die Rekonstruktion eines fiktionalen Textes in einem neuen, mehr ist als die bloße literarische Aneignung oder Abgrenzung von Vorbildern, zeigt sich par excellence am Gegenwartsroman aus Québec. Die in diesem Buch untersuchten Spielarten der récriture aus der ehemaligen französischen und britischen Kolonie veranschaulichen die Komplexität... more...

  • Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fictionby Dan Shen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    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...