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- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Like Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, Sara Paretsky and Thomas Harris, you, too, can learn the trade secrets of quality detective fiction. It's true. Just one year from now, you can deliver a completed mystery novel to a publisher--by writing only on weekends. Authors Robert J. Ray and Jack Remick guide you through the entire mystery-writing... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 17.95
Who doesn't dream of writing a novel while holding on to a day job? Robert J. Ray and coauthor Bret Norris can help readers do just that, with this proven practical and accessible step-by-step guide to completing a novel in just a year's worth of weekends. The Weekend Novelist shows writers of all levels how to divide their writing time into... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.75
Characters refusing to talk? Plot plodding along? Where do good ideas come from anyway? In this wonderfully practical volume, two-time Edgar Award-winning novelist Lawrence Block takes an inside look at writing as a craft and as a career. From studying the market, to mastering self-discipline and "creative procrastination," through coping with rejections,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 33.00
This handbook concisely introduces narrative form to advanced students of fiction. Beginning with a survey of major theorists and approaches, and using clearly defined terms, Narrative Form explains critical vocabulary and offers a variety of strategies for analyzing the formal qualities of fiction. Keen suggests that interpretations of form can... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 184.63
This book is devoted to fictional entities or, to be more precise, fictional entities as they emerge from the literary process of storytelling. They encompass the great immortal figures in human literature?Don Quixote, Faust, Sherlock Holmes and so on?as well as the protagonists of single novels such as Anna Karenina, Emma Woodhouse and Emma Bovary... more...
- How To Books 2005; US$ 17.00
Helps you with your desire to write and shows how to fulfil this desire. This book includes: visualisation techniques, flow charts, and word webs. Each of these is designed to help you to explore both your conscious and your subconscious mind and to harness your creativity with a view to developing your characters, settings, plot and dialogue. more...
- F+W Media 2004; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29
A truly unforgettable story is defined by its characters. Their motivations, their changes, their actions compel us to read on, anxiously trying to discern what will happen next. In Dynamic Characters , award-winning author and Writer's Digest columnist Nancy Kress explores the fundamental relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating... more...
- F+W Media 2002; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29
Here's your ticket to the greatest mystery-writing workshop ever! In this extraordinary compilation, more than three dozen members of the Mystery Writers of America share insights and advice that can help make your writing dreams a reality. You'll learn how to: Develop unique ideas Construct an airtight plot packed with intrigue and suspense... more...