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  • Narrative Progression in the Short Storyby Michael Toolan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    One of our most valuable capacities is our ability partly to predict what will come next in a text. But linguistic understanding of this remains very limited, especially in genres such as the short story where there is a staging of the clash between predictability and unpredictability. This book proposes that a matrix of narrativity-furthering textual... more...

  • Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummiesby George Green; Lizzy Kremer

    Wiley 2010; US$ 27.50

    Includes advice on perfecting dialogue, plot, and endings Turn your bright idea into a brilliant novel With a published author advising you on how to write a great novel, and a literary agent on how to get a publishing deal, this guide gives you the complete inside track on the art and science of breaking into the fiction publishing industry. It... more...

  • The Secret Miracleby Daniel Alarcon

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    The world?s best contemporary writers?from Michael Chabon and Claire Messud to Jonathan Lethem and Amy Tan?engage in a wide-ranging, insightful, and oft- surprising roundtable discussion on the art of writing fiction Drawing back the curtain on the mysterious process of writing novels, The Secret Miracle brings together the foremost practitioners... more...

  • Letters to a Young Novelistby Mario Vargas Llosa; Natasha Wimmer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 13.99

    Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers. Drawing on the stories and novels of writers from around the globe?Borges, Bierce, Céline, Cortázar, Faulkner, Kafka, Robbe-Grillet?he lays bare the inner workings of fiction, all the while urging young novelists not to lose touch... more...

  • How to Write a Damn Good Novel, IIby James N. Frey

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    "Damn good" fiction is dramatic fiction, Frey insists, whether it is by Hemingway or Grisham, Le Carre or Ludlum, Austen or Dickens. Despite their differences, these authors' works share common elements: strong narrative lines, fascinating characters, steadily building conflicts, and satisfying conclusions. Frey's How to Write a Damn Good Novel ... more...

  • How to Write a Damn Good Novelby James N. Frey

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 22.99

    Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Talent and inspiration can't be taught, but Frey does provide scores of helpful suggestions and sensible rules and principles. An international bestseller, How to Write... more...

  • Dancing with Mrs. Dallowayby Celia Blue Johnson

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 12.99

    The Real Stories Behind Everyone's Favorite Novels-from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to The Great Gatsby . Every great book begins with an idea, whether it comes to a writer's mind with lightning speed or tugs at the imagination over time. Dancing with Mrs. Dalloway offers stories of the inspiration behind fifty classic works, from The... more...

  • 2012 Novel & Short Story Writer's Marketby Adria Haley

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 29.99

    The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published For more than 30 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has provided aspiring authors with the most complete and up-to-date information they need on publishing their work. This edition is the best yet, with more than 1,500 listings and more Edited byial content than ever before?with... more...

  • The Power Of Point Of Viewby Alicia Rasley

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 16.99

    Every Character Has a Voice Point of view isn't just an element of storytelling–when chosen carefully and employed consistently in a work of fiction, it is the foundation of a captivating story. It's the character voice you can hear as clearly as your own. It's the unique worldview that intrigues readers–persuading them to empathize with... more...

  • Elements of Fiction Writing - Plotby Ansen Dibell

    F+W Media 1999; US$ 14.99

    "There are ways to create, fix, steer and discover plots - ways which, over a writing life, you'd eventually puzzle out for yourself," writes Ansen Dibell. "They aren't laws. They're an array of choices, things to try, once you've put a name to the particular problem you're facing now." That's what this book is about: identifying those choices (whose... more...